AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2023!

(LINKS: Clickable searchable online map is here … printable list is here)

9:04 AM: If garage/yard sales are your jam, today’s your day. It’s the 17th almost-annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, and the first year that more than 400 sales signed up. (As happens every year, a few have canceled – see the map page for updates on that.) At many stops, you’ll find more than what the sellers mentioned in their listing, like Sale #288 at 4000 54th SW, which sent the photo above – they’ve added a one-day pop-up jam sale! Here’s the online map; here’s the printable list; official sale hours are until 3 pm. … Into baseball? Bobbleheads? Sale #29 at 6313 48th SW is looking for you:

Need wheels? “From baby strider to adult, we got your bikes!” declared Sale #407, 5000 Puget Boulevard SW, with this pic:

Dozens of sales with toys and other kid stuff. At Sale 119, 6741 38th SW, you’ll find “American Girl stuff, power tools, toys, and lots more”:

Sale #220 says “We have shade and lemonade! Come see us at 4845 48th Avenue SW!”

We listed all the sales planning lemonade here.

10 AM: Hour 2 of WSCGSD! Just got word from one seller that a lost dog showed up at their sale. Remember, WSB has had the only all-West Seattle lost/found-pets page for 15+ years – email us if you find or lose a furry friend. Back to the sales … The Solstice P-Patch, Sale #32 at 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW (and a WSCGSD tradition), has a huge variety of plants including this big tree:

The Solstice sale is on our list of benefits/fundraiser sales … Here’s another benefit sale:

That photo is from Sale #89, 5902 41st SW, where proceeds are going to the Kitsap Humane Society … With the weather heating up, Sale #389 at 6517 Delridge Way SW has air conditioners for sale:

Treats abound around the map. BSA Troop 284, at Sale #65 – 6613 Holly Place SW – is raising money with a bake sale:

The Kenney, Sale #81 at 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, also has a bake sale, and Sale #88 at 6041 California SW, the View On California apartment complex, has coconut-lime pies:

Also in Morgan Junction, what’s likely the biggest of the business sales on WSCGSD, every year, has people lined up outside and inside Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) at 6400 California SW:

TRG is Sale #22 on the map and offers a variety of one-day-only deals on WSCGSD, many previewed on Instagram. … Speaking of IG, we don’t usually use the “stories” feature but we have some rad helpers on WSCGSD who are posting highlights. … Overall it’s just a great day to be out in the sun, as Sale #181 at 7537 30th SW can attest – their description promised “free golden retriever attention” and here’s the proof:

11 AM: Hour 3! Just took a brief break from the desk and saw a family walking by, apparently out WSCGSDing on foot. One of the kids was asking, “Mommy, HOW MANY garage sales are there?” When we were that age, our grandma “Dee Dee” hauled us around on Saturdays, looking at what she fondly called “rubbish sales,” so we do this every year in her memory. Back to coverage: Another one of today’s benefit sales, #251 at 4006 52nd SW, is for the Rain City Ropeworks jump-ropers:

Go for the jump-rope demos as well as the shopping! As recently reported here, members of Rain City Ropeworks have made the national team. … Another WSCGSD vignette: We went over to get a pic of the Santa gear that Al was planning to sell at Sale #358, 3433 42nd SW, but he told us someone browsing the WSCGSD list had contacted him in advance and bought all his gear already! So we photographed him and granddaughter Izzy:

Sale #253, at California/Genesee, is always big:

This sale also includes Salon 08‘s benefit for the senior dogs helped by Old Dog Haven … Another benefit sale that happens every WSCGSD is the Delta Kappa Gamma fundraiser for women educators, Sale #55 at 8436 Fauntleroy Way SW:

There we found Jill and Nell:

Some areas of West Seattle are less sale-dense than others but you can still find somebody with a sale just about everywhere! In North Delridge, Brittany from Sale #375 reports, “Bikes, bunk beds, craft supplies, games – and shade! 4525 26th Ave SW”:

Official sale hours go till 3 pm so you still have plenty of time, even if just to walk over to the sale(s) nearest you and see what treasures await.

12:20 PM: We’re well into Hour 4! Speaking of treasures, lots of collectibles out there today. Sale #259 at 4723 SW Hudson is selling “vintage ’90s McDonald’s toys”!

Thirsty? Sale #34 at 9055 39th SW, benefiting the fight against breast cancer via the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, has cold water for a $1 donation, as well as other merchandise:

We have several sales in White Center/North Highline this year too – including Sale #20 at 10009 20th SW:

Also just out of the inbox, Cheryl writes, “Discover an irresistible treasure trove at Sale #111, located at 5046 48th Ave SW. Among our offerings are lightly used U-haul boxes, two lawnmowers, mirrors, a bookcase, high-quality packing blankets, a classic Standard bed frame, and a plethora of stylish dog products, including collars, leashes, and bandanas.” Here are some of those ‘stylish dog products”:

1 PM: Hour 5 is launched! Still catching up with some pics from this morning. Kelsey‘s at Sale #31, 5218 Erskine Way SW (behind the house), and had merchandise including wintry themes you might find cooling as the mercury rises:

We notice nice shady trees in Larry‘s yard at Sale #127, 6738 35th SW:

If you’re getting an error message with the online map, we’ve reported it to the software provider – the PDF list of sales is unaffected and that’s here. … If you haven’t taken a lunch break yet, in addition to West Seattle’s many fabulous restaurants, the Dick’s Drive-In truck is at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way) until 2 pm:

While we were there, we checked on the nearest sale, #393 at 7761 Highland Park Way SW. Lots of stuff has already sold, they told us, but what remains includes this kitchenware:

From Mike at Sale #194, 9206 36th SW, who says, “World’s worst yard sale, but we’re selling stuff. VHS tapes a-plenty. Cuisinart for sale, too! Cheap!”

WSCGSD tends to segue into freebie sightings post-sale, but some are offering them as part of their sales too. Angela at Sale #184, 35th/Dawson, says, “We have a pretty Hickory Chair brand sofa we’d love to rehome. It needs some attention but is a pretty piece for someone who may want to do some refurbishing! FREE. We’ll be leaving it out after the garage sale, too, as long as the weather is nice!”

2:10 PM: Final official hour! Again, if you can’t access the online map, the software provider seems to be having a problem but our linear version of the sale list is just fine. Meantime, a beautiful pic from another WSCGSD tradition – glass art at Sale #200, 3241 47th SW:

We’ll add a list here of who planned to go beyond 3 pm, for shoppers who just don’t want to stop! So far:
#345, 4425 52nd SW, until 4
#236, 4441 53rd SW, until 4
#255, 3237 California SW, until 4
#170, 4755 36th SW, until 4
#58: 6001 California SW, until 4:30
#384, 5213 25th SW, until 5
#364, 7527 19th SW, until 5 (Wanderlust Nursery)
#324 and #325, two sales at 2728 Garlough SW, both open until 5
#205, 2332 50th SW, until 5
#197, 8100 32nd SW, until 5
#164, 4030 32nd SW, until 5
#119, 6741 38th SW, until 5
#71: 5435 49th SW, until “at least” 5
#95: 3935 SW Kenyon, until 5
#213: 4150 39th SW, vegetable starts for sale and some other freebies, “self-serve”

P.S. The online map is working again … Meantime, Sale #250 just sent word that they’re done for the day … just about pack-up time for many! (See comments below for more posts about wrapups and free stuff.)

33 Replies to "AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2023!"

  • Jan Koso May 13, 2023 (11:46 am)

    Come down to Alki Beach.Corner of Alki Ave. SW & 59 Ave. SW

  • ES May 13, 2023 (12:00 pm)

    Table of 100% free garage sale items at California / Genessee, northwest corner in front of the church. mostly household goods. 

  • Sunuva May 13, 2023 (12:12 pm)

    It has been wonderful seeing everyone who has come by so far!! We have Shade and Lemonade at sale #19 in Arbor Heights. LOTS of children’s items still remain: clothing, outerwear, shoes, boots, toys, dolls, games, and puzzles. Also exercise equipment, kitchen, electronics, books, furniture, games, pet items, throw pillows, catering trays, indoor/outdoor plant pots, and more. It is so great seeing the community out today!

  • Pamela May 13, 2023 (12:56 pm)

    Thank you West Seattle Blog for hosting a very successful, fun, community friendly event.  Every sale we stopped at today had people smiling and talking.  It was great.  And, please tell Santa (Al) and Izzy that the lawnmower started in two pulls and the front lawn is already mowed!!!

  • Megan May 13, 2023 (1:18 pm)

    Hi!! Come to 6921 24th ave SW Number 365 on the map.We have a Snoo with hundreds worth of extras. Handmade, exotic wood items, antique Mikasa Japanese tea set, never worn baby clothes, Seahawks jersey still in the wrapping, travel bassinet, pet supplies, large panel wall art from local artist, and more!!!  We will be here until dusk.

  • Deb May 13, 2023 (2:33 pm)

    Thank you West Seattle Blog for a fantastic day from Sale #56 in Seaview! 

  • AG May 13, 2023 (2:38 pm)

    Free stuff at 4009 SW Trenton, #70

  • High point sale May 13, 2023 (2:54 pm)

    We are about to shut ours down but will put a lot of great stuff on the curb for FREE!! >>> 32nd Ave SW between Juneau and Raymond

  • Brynn May 13, 2023 (3:06 pm)

    Just wanted to say thank you to the WSB for organizing another great community yard sale. I also wanted to say thank you to my neighbors and friends who generously donated to our fundraiser for the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project at our yard sale today. We raised $256.25! 

  • So. Delridge May 13, 2023 (3:13 pm)

    Is that Hickory Chair brand sofa still available? Might swing by to get if so!

    • WSB May 13, 2023 (4:02 pm)

      We asked. Still available!

    • Angela May 13, 2023 (4:04 pm)

      Please do! It’s still here :) I’m inside now but you are welcome to take it if you wish.

  • Free! May 13, 2023 (3:14 pm)

    Free untreated wood (great for fire pits) and free paint quarts of various colors at 32nd and Holden, across from the mural!

  • Hilary May 13, 2023 (3:36 pm)

    #171 9226 36th Ave SW, we’re open until 5 and then 10-3 tomorrow. Still lots of good stuff!

  • KT May 13, 2023 (4:00 pm)

    Thanks to all the people who had free items out.  I found the perfect shelving unit for my new pantry space in an alley with a free sign on it!!!!

  • Lauren Neri May 13, 2023 (4:00 pm)

    Sale at #394 until 6pm! 18th Ave Sw + Sw Dawson. Lots of baby gear and clothes, adult clothes, furniture, outdoor gear, housewares. Deals welcome!

  • Puget Ridge Sale May 13, 2023 (4:03 pm)

    #394 sale extended until 6pm! 18th Ave SW + SW Dawson. Baby clothes and gear. Furniture. Housewares. Outdoor gear. Deals welcome!

  • Flea market May 13, 2023 (4:32 pm)

    West Seattle should have a flea market at a big parking lot once a month…sellers are just for west Seattle residents ,id required.

    • Shell May 13, 2023 (6:17 pm)

      I Love that idea of West Seattle having a monthly flea market in a parking lot.

    • sbre May 13, 2023 (7:31 pm)

      Another supporter of this grand idea!

    • iluvdeaks May 13, 2023 (9:39 pm)


  • Exhausted Folks May 13, 2023 (5:04 pm)

    Freebies! Everything left over from our sale today is on the front garden steps with a big-ol free sign. Swing by at 4022 59th Ave SW, look for the sidewalk chalk in case the signs blow away. 

  • Jason Correa May 13, 2023 (6:32 pm)

    Will there be any garage sales going on tomorrow? 

    • WSB May 13, 2023 (7:06 pm)

      Some announced in their descriptions that they’d be open Sunday too. I hope to make a mini-list of those for tomorrow’s daily event list.

    • Lauren Neri May 13, 2023 (7:25 pm)

      Sale at 18th Ave SW & SW Dawson (#394) will return tomorrow 9am-noon. Furniture, baby gear, outdoor, kitchen…

    • Hilary May 13, 2023 (8:59 pm)

      Yes, sale #171 @ 9226 36th Ave SW will be open 10-3. Lots of books, yarn, CDs/DVDs/VHS, fine china, antique pewter, kitchenwares, decor, a fancy hand tooled Western show saddle & more!

    • Hilary May 13, 2023 (9:18 pm)

      Yes, sale #171 @ 9226 36th Ave SW will be open 10-3 on Sunday. Lots of books, yarn, CDs/DVDs/VHS, fine china, antique pewter, kitchenwares, decor, a fancy hand tooled Western show saddle & more!

  • Rob May 13, 2023 (7:10 pm)

    Thanks WSB!  Having a sale was exhausting, but my favorite part was the many groups of friendly happy people that were having so much fun browsing and laughing together. It was a great day and the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful. 

    • Hilary May 13, 2023 (8:38 pm)


  • Tim May 13, 2023 (8:31 pm)

    Fantastic!  How about another one in June? What a great day it was! Thanks West Seattle Blog for organizing. and promoting!!!

  • K May 15, 2023 (8:27 am)

    Does anyone still have a small portable air conditioner? 

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