5 days to 340+ sales on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

So far, the forecast looks great for the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, now just five days away – 9 am-3 pm this Saturday, May 9th. The online map of the 340+ registered sales went live on Saturday (the screen-grab at right is what it would look like if you zoomed way out) – if you haven’t already seen it, go here, or click the “Garage Sale Day Map” tab above the sidebar on any WSB page. The printable map/sale list (PDF version) is almost ready – we’re still triple-checking those 340+ listings! If you are a seller, your number is the same, of course, on both versions of the map, so let all your friends, co-workers, relatives, etc., know they can find you at #xx. If you haven’t printed a poster already, here’s one (PDF, 8 1/2 x 11) – put it on the board at work, school, wherever, and add a note with your sale number! (Even if you’re NOT a seller, consider sharing a poster – we’ve put up dozens around West Seattle already but we also promote the sale off-peninsula so if you work downtown, Eastside, wherever, you’ve got the opportunity to put up a poster someplace we won’t be able to!)

Some 2015 WSCGSD trivia, from the listings:

*74 listings feature “kid” stuff
*29 listings are for “moving sales”
*13 sales promise treasure(s)
*11 sales will have coffee (including the two multi-seller sites, which ARE coffee shops!)
*8 sales plan to serve lemonade
*6 sales are for “downsizing”
*5 sales list knick-knacks
*2 sales mention ephemera
*2 sales offer tchotchkes

Even if you’re not really looking for anything in particular, what we hear each and every year is that this is a prime chance to get out and mingle with your neighbors – somebody nearby is probably having a sale. Maybe more than one “somebody.”

Tomorrow – more highlights, including, by request, a list of the fundraiser sales!

14 Replies to "5 days to 340+ sales on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day"

  • martin May 4, 2015 (5:45 pm)

    uhhh.. thats kind of insane.. so many Garages for sale

  • Ugh May 4, 2015 (6:38 pm)

    This is becoming quite inconvenient. Thousands of people coming in who arent familiar with the roads, driving distracted, looking for addresses/running stop signs, parking illegally. I kind of see why people who live on Lake WA leave for Seafair. I hope there are no accidents.

  • Out for a walk May 4, 2015 (6:56 pm)

    Thank you, West Seattle Blog for continuing to be the glue that brings this community and tiny neighborhoods together. You folks do so much to make everyone feel welcome, valued and an important contributor to the well being of West Seattle. The community garage sale will be fun. Thank you for pulling this event together.

  • AMD May 4, 2015 (9:53 pm)

    So much good stuff! Kind of bummed I only have six hours to shop. : (

  • westseattledood May 4, 2015 (9:58 pm)

    Ugh. Honestly. It is six hours of one day in a year of days and hours.

    Do you truly find it so unbearable? You poor thing.

    Maybe a timeout at Ocean Shores is in order for you and yours. Or a hike on Mt. Si? There are choices in life for that day which do not require you to sit at your window and watch the impending horrors of “West Seattle Garage Sale Day” as the inept masses converge in chaos to commit the crime of commerce.

    Really. Go do your own thing elsewhere or just close your eyes. Good Lord.

  • dsa May 4, 2015 (11:46 pm)

    It’s too big, there are too many. I want a beta vcr tape player, but there is no way I’d be able to find one in that sea of balloons in 6 hours.

    • WSB May 4, 2015 (11:52 pm)

      I don’t think anyone listed a beta player but you can use the search function to look for the keyword beta.

  • dsa May 5, 2015 (12:03 am)

    “no entries match” It takes a physical search. My point is that it cannot be done in 6 hours.

  • AmandaKH May 5, 2015 (6:44 am)

    I look forward to this day all year. And with so many sales, you don’t even need to leave your corner of West Seattle! Great excuse to walk around your own neighborhood and talk to your neighbors. Treasures are everywhere! Thank you Tracy, the amount of work that goes into organizing this just keeps growing, and growing.

  • miws May 5, 2015 (7:50 am)

    westseattledood FTW.



  • Erin May 5, 2015 (8:02 am)

    dsa – you can go to the facebook page for this event and post there with what you are looking for. a lot of the sellers look at those posts and if any had a beta, they would probably respond.

    and I agree with westseattledood!

    • WSB May 5, 2015 (8:08 am)

      Please note, if you mean the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day Facebook page, it is NOT a functioning page – Facebook took away our access to it months ago and refuses to either reinstate it or delete the page so we can create a new one. This is why we do NOT mention or promote a Facebook page. People can certainly communicate in the sidebar independent of us, but you won’t see any updates in the central column.

  • Diane May 5, 2015 (11:51 am)

    this may be my first year to participate; I usually go to the downtown Seattle waterfront maritime fest, which is always on the same day; but with the waterfront shut down until July, this could be my year to stay in WS and explore
    what I have observed in past years, is nearly every WS resident out walking in the neighborhoods, checking out sales; kind of wonderful
    look forward to going out and meeting more of my neighbors

  • Ann May 8, 2015 (10:38 pm)

    This idea has really taken off. Reading through the postings it occurs to me that if one is looking for something specific, it would be a terrific enhancement if locations with the item could respond to the request. There are too many sales to visit them all and difficult to select the ones that are most promising. (I’m looking for a vacuum cleaner, by the way.)

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