4 DAYS AWAY: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day updates, including the forecast

We’re now four days away from the planned return of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, with more than 300 sales of all sizes registered for Saturday (May 14th), as shown on the map. Before we get to tonight’s featured list, a word about the weather. Yes, right now the forecast suggests rain is likely on Saturday. In 17 years, we’ve never had a rainout on WSCGSD; not to say it’s been completely dry – one year had some morning showers, but sellers and buyers carried on. So this has been an implicit “rain or shine” event, though we’ve never explicitly stated that (unlike the Garage Sale Day that inspired WSCGSD’s founders, in Phinney/Greenwood, where the registration form does declare it “will be held rain or shine”). Regardless, Tuesday is too early for the Saturday forecast to be locked in, especially in this unusual spring, where almost every day starts with a partly-to-mostly cloudy forecast, yet the sun often manages to break through in a big way.

Meantime, after rolling out the benefit-sales list last night, tonight we’re featuring business sales:

#4 – Wanderlust Nursery (plants)
#8 – David Robertson Design (staging company)
#97 – Hotwire Coffee (hosting multiple sellers)
#108 – Click! Design That Fits (loft sale)
#156 – Freshy’s (hosting multiple sellers)
#252 – C & P Coffee Company (hosting arts/crafts sale)
#253 – Thunder Road Guitars (annual WSCGSD sale)
#291 – Heartbeet/Youngstown Coffee (used restaurant items)

More WSCGSD news tomorrow, and see the map page for late updates to the list.

7 Replies to "4 DAYS AWAY: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day updates, including the forecast"

  • Alison May 11, 2022 (8:17 am)

    First timer – Do people set up in the alley? Thinking that might be a better option with the weather but dont want to miss folks. 

    • k May 11, 2022 (1:36 pm)

      As a shopper in previous years, I’ve seen people set up in alleys plenty of times.  Just make sure you have really good clear signage/directions, and include the fact that it’s in the alley in your sale description if you can.

    • Delridge Resident May 11, 2022 (1:55 pm)

      Some people mention if their sales will be in an alley in the PDF with sale descriptions.Most properties I’ve gone to in the past are in the street (but also because many didn’t have an alley as an option).  Some streetside sales had covered carports or set up canopies so the weather didn’t matter.Good point though.  We might take closer look at the map to see which sales could move into an alley if it rains if they aren’t designated that way already.

  • Kiki5000 May 11, 2022 (2:46 pm)

    If you have stuff to get rid of post sale, the Lafayette Elementary School PTA has arranged for a Goodwill Truck to be parked in front of the school. Bring whatever you have left & “stuff the truck”!

  • Buddy May 11, 2022 (8:01 pm)

    Why are people talking about alleys in the first place, there’s are tons of homes that don’t have an alley and most garage sales occurre in yards or in person driveway. Just think of where you see most garage sales! 

    • WSB May 11, 2022 (10:03 pm)

      Actually this year’s listings have 20 that mention an alley!

    • Kai May 12, 2022 (10:18 pm)

      Oh by gosh! A good portion of West Seattle was built AGES ago…alleys were part of the building practice back then…especially west & east of California Ave…they’re plentiful!

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