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How to Shop a Garage Sale like a Pro

Garage sales are a few of my favorite things about summer. Before the sharing economy and collaborative consumption were cool, there were garage sales.My mom can shop a neighborhood sale like a pro. She once scored a Rubbermaid container full of... read more »

Posted 7/29/2014 at 6:29pm by Jen Rittenhouse

3 Questions to Ask When You Get Rid of Kid Stuff

Letting go of your children's things can be hard. It doesn't have to be. Here are three questions to help you let go and declutter.It's okay. Your kid isn't reading this right now. Relax and prepare for a crash course in... read more »

Posted 6/17/2014 at 7:57pm by Jen Rittenhouse

What is Swap Meet Mama?

We are a community of consignment sale shoppers, thrift store mavens and garage sale chasers. We love sharing our used goods with other people. Scoring new stuff at a fraction of retail price makes us swoon. We're on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and... read more »

Posted 5/4/2014 at 12:02pm by Jen Rittenhouse

Go with the Schedule Flow

The heart of pretty much every single parent thunder a bit when the children are shuttled to the other parent’s house. That’s just how it goes when children are asked to shuttle between households because their world changes with a divorce or... read more »

Posted 10/31/2013 at 7:26am by Steve Dunkelberger

Be a Grandmother, Not a Nag

Fall is upon us with deep blue skies and leaves bursting with yellows, oranges, and reds (and some fog here in the NW). Sometimes a change of season causes one to do a mental inventory, so in light of my beginning... read more »

Posted 10/24/2013 at 3:47pm by Kathy Freitas

Sell your stuff and find new stuff fast

We know you are busy. We are, too! That’s why we created Swap Meet Mama. A fast, easy solution for selling and buying your used and new goods. Kids grow fast. You have stuff to sell. And your kids always need... read more »

Posted 10/11/2013 at 7:37pm by Jen Rittenhouse

Staying Connected

Being a non-custodial parent has its challenges, for sure. Most divorced dads fall into this category, since we are in Washington after all, but that is a discussion for another time. The trick to staying connected and present in your children’s lives when you... read more »

Posted 10/8/2013 at 11:21am by Steve Dunkelberger

Add to Your Shop via Smartphone (w/video)

Clear out some clutter from family life and post it here on Swap Meet Mama to make some cash or make a trade with someone in your community. Here's a video walk through that shows how easy it is to add... read more »

Posted 9/26/2013 at 1:34pm by Kevin Freitas

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