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DealDash’s Quick Kitchen Cleaning Tips

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Not many people enjoy cleaning their kitchen. However, it must be done. Here are some quick tips from DealDash to help.

If you have a kitchen, then it needs to be cleaned regularly to keep things safe and more pleasant. Kitchen cleaning doesn’t have to take forever. If you use these quick kitchen cleaning tips from DealDash you will save time and effort. Read on for more information.

Regularly Toss Old Foods

Each week, prior to you traveling to the market, take a quick peek inside your food pantry and your fridge. Toss everything that is past its expiry date, and also things that don’t look or smell fresh. If you’re unsure, toss it out! You might not like the idea of wasting money by tossing out your old food, but you will understand why this is important if you ever accidentally eat spoiled food. If you toss out old food regularly, then it will be a very fast job each week. You might even want to write the expiration dates on the top of the packages in marker when you buy them to make this process go even faster.

Put Away Unneeded Kitchen Items

Even if you have a lot of counter space it seems that there is never enough! If there is not nearly enough counter area in your kitchen, it’s time to put away all unneeded things. Put away things from cooking area counters that are not vital for day-to-day food preparation. Some of these items might be a blender or food processor, hand or stand mixer, juicer, and so on.

This will certainly make the area look even tidier and also larger. Simply putting away these items in a cabinet or in the pantry will provide you with additional space to prepare everyday dishes. I actually just did this yesterday, and even my 10-year-old son commented on how the kitchen looked bigger.

Just 5 Minutes a Day

If you are feeling stressed at the idea of decluttering your cooking area, adhere to one basic guideline, tidy the kitchen for 5 minutes per day. You can simply set your kitchen timer for 5 minutes and see how much you can get done during this time. Some things you should do during this time include clearing up counter tops, disposing of leftovers, and wiping down surfaces will permit you to maintain your cooking area and keep it looking nice. Many times I find that I will continue cleaning beyond the 5-minute timer, but 5 minutes is all that I require of myself.

Recycle Papers Immediately

SInce the kitchen is a common meeting place in the home, cooking areas frequently come to be littered with many things. Lots of these things, such as junk mail and store flyers can be recycled right away. The same goes for flyers from your children’s school, old work papers, and expired coupons. If you are able to recycle all of these papers immediately, you will find yourself with much less cluttered kitchen counters.

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Cleaning your kitchen can seem like a lot of work. However, with these quick tips from DealDash, you’ll see that it won’t be very difficult or take a lot of time. If you need any organizational items, be sure to check DealDash first. DealDash has many things from shelves to storage cabinets to make your life easier.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on quick tips for a clean kitchen. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

Do you need kitchen organization items? Go check DealDash for home decor. DealDash has all of the kitchen things that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Home: Organizing the Pantry

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Every home can benefit from organization. Today we are going to talk about pantry organization. Read on for helpful information from DealDash.

Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning – you don’t need to have an actual walk-in pantry to have an organized pantry space. A small closet, kitchen cupboards, or even a free-standing storage unit or bookshelf can serve as a pantry. With that said, let’s get organized! Read on for tips, tricks, and information on pantry organization.

Where’s Your Pantry? DealDash Can Help!

As mentioned above, not everyone has a large walk-in pantry. If you have one, you’re all set, you can move to the next section. For those of us who don’t have one, you’ll need to decide where you will keep your dry goods. At my house, we don’t have a walk-in pantry, but we have a dedicated closet with shelving. If you don’t have a closet available, why not get a free-standing storage unit from DealDash?

DealDash offers many storage solutions for different circumstances. If you go to the Home, Garden, and Tools category on DealDash you will find many choices. You will find hanging wall units, shelving, and free-standing closets.

Purge Your Pantry

After you’ve found out where you’re going to keep everything, then you’ll want to go through your supplies. You’ll want to purge the items that are either expired or that your family doesn’t like. You can throw out the expired items and donate the new and unopened items to a food pantry or food drive. You should be left with things that your family likes that are still within their sell-by date. Don’t put them away yet, though, because organization is coming.

Organize by Type and Date

Next, you’ll want to put all of the canned goods in a pile, the boxed foods, the bagged foods, condiments, etc in their own piles. For “one-off” items, but those in a mismatched pile together. After that, organize them by sell-by date, putting the ones that are going to expire soonest in the front. You’ll want to stock your shelves with the now-organized foods. For the ones that are in the mismatched pile, you can put those in a basket and put it on one of the shelves.

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Thanks so much for checking out this blog post on tips and ideas to make pantry organization less complicated. If you take pleasure in couponing, let us know down in the comments.

Remember to check back daily for new blog posts here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any requests for specific articles or product reviews. I enjoy seeing your comments and answering your DealDash questions.

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Helps Provide an Effective Study Area

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If you’re in school, no matter if you’re a kid or an adult, you need an effective study area. DealDash can help you make one in your home. Read on for all of the details.

Since school is back in almost everywhere, adult students and parents of schoolchildren will need to make sure to help them keep up with their studies. You need to help provide them with an effective study environment. This is so that they will be able to keep up with their schoolwork. Here are some tips to accomplish this for your kids, or for yourself if you are an adult student.

Keep Distractions to a Minimum

Make sure that there are no distractions going on in the room that is being used as a study area. That way the student will be able to completely focus on doing their schoolwork. Distractions like music and television will take the focus away from doing schoolwork which can lead to not so good grades in school. You should also have the student study at the desk or at a table so that they will be able to keep their focus. Studying somewhere too comfortable can take the focus away from their school work.

Set Up a Nice Area for Study With DealDash Furniture

You can set up a very effective area for studying in your home. You can check out the great furniture, desks, and shelves that DealDash offers up for auction. There are some excellent choices and they are all made of high-quality materials.

No Non-Studying People Allowed!

When the student is studying they should be kept away from other people. Unless, of course, they happen to be studying as well. Again. if you’re not focused on studying you will not have an effective study session. Keeping other people in the house away from your studying student will assist them in staying on course with their studies.

Take Short Breaks

Make sure you do encourage the student to take a short break from their studies. It can help to refresh their minds so that they can get back to finish their studies. Breaks can really make studying more effective just as long as the student does not get distracted from their work. A quick snack and drink is a great way to spend a short break away from studying.

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Creating an effective study environment for your kids is going to help do well with their schoolwork. That way they will be able to do well overall during the school year. It is best to set up an area in your home specifically for studying so they can get used to the routine.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on making a nice study area in your home. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers.

Do you need home or office items? Go check DealDash for desks, shelves, and more. DealDash has all of the home items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Home: Hanging Art and Picture Frames

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DealDash has some amazing art. If you’ve recently won some, or have picture frames to hang up, you’ll want to read this article.

Nothing puts a beautiful touch on a home or office like framed art. Whether you’re creating an in-home gallery, hanging a new painting won from DealDash or getting your family portraits on display, framed art can make your home look like a decorating magazine. Read on for the best way to hang those works of art.

Step 1 – Installing the Wall Hardware

The first thing that you will need to do is install hardware on the frame itself, and also the wall.  For the wall, you will either use a nail, which you will hammer right into the drywall or into a stud, a drywall anchor, or a picture hook.

Of course, there are other methods, but these are the most popular approaches to accomplish your goal. The method you eventually choose for both parts will ultimately depend upon numerous variables. These variables include the size and weight of the photo, the material of the frame, and the surface you want to hang the image on. It makes a big difference if you are able to use a stud in the wall instead of having to use a drywall anchor.

Step 2 – Installing the Frame Hardware

There are a few different methods when you are using a wooden frame. These include:

1. Screw eyes and image wire
2. D-rings with picture hooks and/or picture wire
3. Sawtooth hangers

Screw Eye and Photo Wire

One of the oldest approaches of photo hanging is the screw eye and photo wire. Screw eyes are installed on the rear end rails of the frame, between one-quarter and one-third down from the top. Make certain you determine each side so the screw eyes are even. Turn the screw eyes into gradually and evenly until the eyes rest against the frame. Next, string the photo wire through the eyes, leaving sufficient slack in the wire for hanging.

The wire can then be hung on a nail  in the drywall with an anchor, on a wooden stud, or a picture hook. Picture hooks are offered by weight class. When in doubt, you should choose the hook ranked for heaviest paintings.The screw eye technique is reasonably basic, requires few tools, and hangs the image securely.

D-Rings

For heavy duty pictures, D-rings are typically utilized. These are either with anchored screws or hooks. The installation differs depending on which hanging technique you choose. Again, it all depends on if you are putting your picture into drywall with an anchor or directly into the wooden wall stud.

To use D-rings without photo wire, install them at the back top corners of the frame, making sure they are completely even.. Hang the D-rings directly onto heavy picture hooks or screws anchored into the drywall.

Keep in mind that any installation using picture wire needs your best guess where the picture will really hang. This is because the wire is concealed behind the frame when you are attempting to hang it. This can be quite aggravating if you are doing the task solo. Keep in mind to use a drywall anchor with this installation as the weight of the photo might rip it out of the wall.

Sawtooth Wall Mounts

These familiar jagged-toothed hangers are available in 3 types: nailed-on, screwed on and nail-less. Sawtooth wall mounts are installed in the center of the top back rail of the picture frame. You can do this by nailing, screwing or hammering. The wall mount needs to be low enough so it will not show above the top of the frame, and the teeth must face downward.

Then simply hang the photo on a nail hammered into the wall, with about 1/4 inch of the nail extending. This is the easiest and simple way to hang your picture on the wall if it’s not very heavy.

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Hanging up your art and picture frames can seem like a lot of work. However, if you follow these tips you’ll see that it won’t be very difficult or take a lot of time.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on hanging up art and picture frames. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

Do you need items for the home? Go check DealDash for art. DealDash has all of the home decor that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

 

DealDash Health: Make a First Aid Kit for Home

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Having a first aid kit on hand for your family is very important. Here is a quick primer on how to make one up for your home, car, or to keep on hand. Read on for more information from DealDash.

It’s a little scary to think about, but mishaps and medical emergency situations in the home take place regularly. It happens even more frequently than you might realize. Statistics have shown that injuries occur about every 4 seconds in the American home. These accidents vary and can occur from many different sources from cuts to burns and more. Each and every home needs to have at least one first Aid Kit that is well stocked and easily on hand. You might also want to consider making another first aid kit for your car, and a mini one for your purse or backpack. DealDash has you covered.

Where Should You Keep the Supplies

Firstly, you need a vessel to keep the items in. You can buy a box or bag that says “First Aid” or you can use something that you already have. Make sure you save your First Aid Kit in a carry bag or plastic container that will keep your kit tidy and dry and easily accessible in your house. Just be sure to mark it very carefully with the words “FIRST AID” so everyone knows what’s inside.

You will also need to designate a place to keep your kit. The kit is typically kept in the bathroom, but you could also keep it in the kitchen or anywhere else that is close at hand.

What is it Used For?

First aid kits for the home are used most typically for small injuries such as cuts, sunburns, small cooking burns, or bug or animal bites. Having a well-stocked first aid kit can mean the difference between having to take a trip to the doctor or clinic right away or be able to take care of things at home.

What Should Go Inside?

However, the First Aid Kit will not be any use to you if you don’t know how to utilize it properly. Make certain you have a guidebook or pamphlet in your first aid kit from a reliable source such as your doctor’s office. It must have the latest medical guidance and be simple to read, particularly under tension. Here is a short list of things that should be inside your kit:

  • Pointed tweezers for removing splinters
  • Disposable latex or non-latex gloves
  • Small rounded-tipped scissors for cutting medical tape
  • Band-Aids
  • Breathing Barrier for carrying out CPR
  • Thermometer-either digital or mercury – if you choose digital you should keep an extra battery in the kit as well.
  • Ice Bag
  • Eye Patches
  • Oral (without needle) syringe for liquid medications
  • Medicines  – Including Non-prescription medicines such as antihistamine cough suppressant, aspirin, ibuprofen, syrup of ipecac in case somebody consumes toxin. This need to only be utilized after calling the Poison Control Center first. Also, you should include any prescription medications that any family members take as well as a paper copy of the prescriptions.
  • A range of all sizes of gauze to dress a variety of injuries. This includes wrapped sterile gauze pads 2″ X 2″ non-stick gauze bandages, sterile gauze pads 4″ X 4″ , and One roll 2″ gauze
  • Medical tape
  • Bactericides such as Hydrogen Peroxide, witch hazel, or alcohol to kill germs.
  • Anti-bacterial cream or ointment. This is good for cuts, scrapes and insect bites.

Keep It Current

Your First Aid Kit should be inspected once each year, possibly the very same day you inspect your smoke alarm. You will want to be sure it is fully stocked. Make certain you always make a note of anything you utilize out of your Kit so it can easily be replaced. This is a great time to check the expiration dates on all medications and be sure that any paper prescriptions are still current.

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You will feel much better once you have your first aid kit all made up and installed in its new home. You should also consider making up one for your car, boat, or anywhere else that you spend a lot of time.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on making up a first aid kit. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

Keep your family healthy with these tips from DealDash. Get health items on DealDash. Go check DealDash to see survival and first aid kits. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

 

DealDash Crafts: Sewing Basket Basics

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If you would like to get started with a sewing hobby you’re going to need some basics. Here is a guide from DealDash as to what should go into your sewing basket.

When you require sewing supplies to stitch on a fast button or fix a ripped seam, every house must have a basic sewing basket at the ready for those times. By having a stitching basket with all of your fundamental sewing basics in one location, you can be ready for any little sewing emergency which may emerge. Read on for more information, from DealDash.

The Basket

The very first thing you will require to have is a sewing basket itself. By having numerous compartments you can keep your sewing basket in order and totally free from mess. You will want to choose a basket that is large and has compartments for all of your notions.

Sharp Scissors

Trying to snip cloth with dull scissors is one of the most discouraging things you can do when you are stitching. Having a sharp pair of scissors readily available without having to hunt around the home for them. Therefore, a sharp pair of scissors is needed for any sewing basket.

In addition to regular scissors, pinking shears are needed as well. They are a unique kind of scissors. They cut material so that the edges are zig-zagged. This zig-zagging help to keep fabric edges from tearing. If you will be dealing with a fabric with a tendency to fray, such as satin, you will find that pinking shears make your life a whole lot easier. They are not a must, but if you sew often you might want to invest in a pair.

Pins and Needles

In your sewing box, you will want to have extremely sharp needles and some which are blunt ended. You will want hand sewing needles as well as sewing machine needles if you use a sewing machine. In addition to needles, you will need to have plenty of pins as well. They can hold things together while you are stitching them.

A pink holder for your pins is a must. Instead of a conventional fabric pin cushion, a magnetic pin holder can make your use of needles and pins simpler. Likewise, when you are finished for the day, you can simply wave your magnetic pin holder over your work area. This will draw up all the roaming pins. You don’t want them ending up on the carpet and in someone’s foot (or a pet or child’s mouth!). A magnetic pin holder is a staple for any sewing basket.

Thread Spools

No sewing basket is complete without threads of many colors. The last thing you want to do is discover yourself requiring to stitch on a dark button and only having white thread to do it with. You need to have a large supply of both black and white, and at least one spool of navy, gray, brown, red, light and dark blue thread.

Odds and Ends

A stitch gauge looks like a small ruler with a moving gage on it. The stitch gauge is utilized to assist you to determine as well as to assist you in sewing straight lines and hems. This is not a “must have” but it is a nice addition to your basket.

Taylor’s chalk is used for making markings on your material. The chalk is quickly removed from your final product by brushing it away. You should have both light and dark taylor’s chalk.

Anti-fraying solution can be used to the edges of your material. This is to keep it from fraying either permanently or temporarily. The tube looks like super glue and can safely be used on the majority of materials. Spot check a small area first to determine if you can use it on your material.

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So keep all of this information in mind when you are looking to fill up your sewing basket. You will be prepared for any sewing emergency or task if you take the time to equip your sewing basket with the above items. And, you can be the hero of your house when a button falls off  right before you leave for a family event that you don’t want to be late to arrive!

All of these crafting supplies including cloth and notions can be purchased at a big box store such as Wal-Mart. DealDash has gift cards to Wal-Mart which is an a perfect place to get these sewing notions and supplies.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on filling your sewing basket. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below. Let us know what you want to read about.

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Home: Reorganize a Small Bathroom

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Having a small bathroom can be a tricky problem. However, with good organization, you can make it work for your family. Here are some tips and tricks from DealDash to help.

Small, cramped bathrooms with little space and lots of stuff can present big problems. This is especially true for a busy family. With items strewn across the bathroom countertop with no designated space make it difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. This can be a disaster when morning routine time is at a minimum. You can conquer this problem with an honest assessment of your bathroom’s contents and some creativity. Read on for some helpful ideas from DealDash.

Get Rid of Excess

For starters, look around your tiny bathroom. If you have products in your bathroom that you didn’t like after the first use, or that someone who previously visited left there and your family doesn’t use, get rid of them. This can be a little distressing if you focus on the money that you spent on buying it. However, if it’s taking up valuable space in your cramped bathroom quarters, it’s costing you more in stress than it’s worth.

You’ll probably be amazed at how much space you can free up by clearing out these unused, unwanted items. I find that makeup and sample-sized products are the worst offenders in my bathroom. How about yours?

What’s Left?

Next, after you’ve cleared these items out, assess what’s left. If there’s a drawer for makeup, but nothing in it is sorted, consider some small boxes or baskets to place them in. DealDash can help if you need home organization items.

Place lipsticks and glosses in one bin, another for makeup compacts, and another for makeup applicators such as brushes and sponges. If you and your family don’t use these items you will have a much quicker time, as these items take a while to sort.

If there are a lot of hair products, consider using a larger basket to place them in. You can store this container under the sink which can be easily removed and put away each morning. This can be very helpful if more than one person in your family has long hair and each has their own hair dryer, flat iron, curler, etc. Check DealDash to see their Fashion, Health, and Beauty products.

Use Your Pantry

Are you in the habit of stocking up on products you seem to go through quickly such as toilet paper, lotion, or toothpaste? If yes, then consider storing those in a pantry or linen closet instead of in the bathroom itself.

Make sure all family members know where to look for a replacement or refill should they run out. This is especially important when it comes to toilet paper! In my family, we store all of the paper products in one bathroom closet and all of the other replacement items such as shampoo and toothpaste in our second bathroom’s closet. This makes taking stock of our items before we go shopping much easier.

Get Everyone on Board

Finally, and most importantly, get your family to agree on using and maintaining the organization system that you have created. It’ll do no good to organize only to find things disheveled and unorganized the following week. You should also ask for input when devising a system. You will all want to be on the same page and make sure it’s one that everyone involved can live with. Don’t forget to ask your kids as well. When kids are allowed to give their ideas and input they are much more likely to take part in the organization process.

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Organizing your small bathroom can seem like a lot of work. However, if you do some planning you’ll see that it won’t be very difficult or take a lot of time. Be sure to get your family involved as it will be a lot less work for yourself if everyone pitches in.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on small bathroom organization. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

Do you need organization items? Go check DealDash for bathroom decor. DealDash has all of the home things that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

dealdash This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Cooks: Once a Month Cooking

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Once a month cooking has many benefits. Why not give it a try with these helpful tips from DealDash.

Feeding a family, especially a large family can often seem like a daunting task. However, with once a month cooking things can go much smoother than expected. Here are some of the wonderful benefits that you can reap from preparing your meals once a month. Read on for more information from DealDash.

Save a Lot of Time

When you try once a month cooking you will have much more time for other things like entertaining dinner guests. You will no longer be a full-time worker in the kitchen when there are so many other things that could be taking up your time. Not only will you save time with cooking, you will also save time by not having to go to the grocery store as often.

Your Children Can Learn Important SKills

Your kids will learn a great deal about home economics. They will learn all about things like meal planning and grocery shopping in addition to preparing meals. These are excellent skills to be teaching your children that they will be able to carry on to their own households as they get older.

No More “What’s for Dinner?”

You will not have to deal with the question “What’s for dinner?” anymore. You will have all your meals planned out for the entire month. You are also going to be able to enjoy some quality time with your family as you prepare the meals.

Less Effort Than You Might Think

Planning for once a month cooking really does not require as much effort as you think. You can sit down with your family to decide what you are going to eat for the month before you start your meal preparation. You should also plan for things like are you going to be using coupons to save money on the food that you are buying.

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Once a month cooking may seem like a huge undertaking however you will find that you will that is is a lot simpler than you would think. With all of the benefits that once a month cooking can offer you it is definitely something that you should try for your family.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on once a month cooking. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

Do you need cooking items? Go check DealDash for kitchen items for once a month cooking. DealDash has all of the things that you need for the kitchen. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Crafts: Buying Fabric Online

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Gone are the days when you needed to go to a physical store to buy fabric. You can get fabric online. Read on for more information from DealDash.

Do you and your kids enjoy working with fabric when you craft? Have you thought about doing some shopping online for fabric? Here are some things to consider when shopping for fabric online so that you will not be disappointed with your purchase. Here is some helpful information and tips from DealDash.

What Type of Fabric Do You Need?

You need to think about the type of fabric that you want to purchase. Would it be better to get it at a local store where you have the opportunity to feel the fabric before you buy? Or are you comfortable simply purchasing fabric on sight through the retailer’s website? If you’re looking for basic quilting cotton then you are most likely safe to order online. If you’re looking for fancier garment cloth, then you might want to get those at a local brick and mortar store.

How Many Yards Do You Want?

You also need to keep into consideration the amount of fabric that you are going to need. Will the retailer have enough of the fabric for you to order online? Another thing to keep into consideration is whether or not the shipping time of the website will match with your needs. If you only need a small amount of fabric then it doesn’t make sense to order it online unless they offer free shipping. 

Think About Pricing

You are also going to want to keep in mind prices when you are shopping for fabric online. While shopping online generally means some great deals you will need to remember that with fabric, cheaper is not always better. You need to find a site that sells fabric that is of good quality that will also fit into your budget.

Shop at a Known Website

You are going to need to be sure that you are shopping with a reputable online fabric retailer. This is so you know that you will be getting exactly what you have ordered. You also need to be sure that your information is kept safe. 

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So keep all of this information in mind when you are looking to buy fabric for you and your children’s crafting needs. This way you all will be happy with the fabric that you have purchased. This way you all can spend more time focused on the crafts that you will be making with the fabric that you have bought online.

If you need any crafting supplies including cloth and notions you can get them online at a big box store such as Wal-Mart. DealDash has gift cards to Wal-Mart which is an excellent place to get your crafting supplies.

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DealDash: Get Your Kids Involved with Yard Work

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Everyone needs to help around the house, including kids. Here are some tips and tricks to get your kids involved with the yard work.

With summertime in full swing, you’re likely looking for ways to get your children active with yard work.  There are many different ways you can get kids of all ages active in helping you get the yard work including some of the following, from DealDash.

Gardens are Fun

You can decide to plant a small garden.  Kids love the opportunity to get involved with a garden. You can decide either plant flowers and vegetables are maybe some of both. Your children will have a fun time helping to the yard to help keep your garden in great shape. You could even help them do something fun like plant a fairy garden.

Are They Old Enough to Mow?

If they’re a certain age where they’re responsible enough to handle the lawnmower you should teach them how to mow the lawn.  You will be able to have them take care of this job so you can focus on other aspects of yard work. Personally, I started mowing my parent’s lawn when I was around 11 years old. However, I was a very serious and cautious child, so if your child is more on the silly side, then wait until they are older.

Raking Can Be Fun

You could also consider bringing out rakes so that you can take care of getting rid of lawn clippings. This will make your yard look as good as possible.  Your kids will have fun doing work like this to make sure you make the job fun for them. 

Make it Age-Appropriate and Fun

You can also have them do things like sweeping your deck and trimming branches. This, of course, is if they are old enough to take care of doing a job like that. You need to be sure that you are giving them age-appropriate jobs to do. And while the work won’t always be fun you should try and make it as fun as possible for your kids. This will encourage them to want to continue to do the yard work… Or at least not resist it too much!

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The yard work will not always be fun. However, it is something that kids should learn to do when they’re at an appropriate age. This way when they are adults they will know how to take care of their own home and lawn.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on getting your kids to participate in yard work. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

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DealDash Home Tips for the Summer

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The summer is a great time to get things done for your home. Here are some ideas and tips from DealDash.

Everyone loves the summertime. The sun is shining, and you can do a lot of things that you cannot do during the winter.  One of the best things to do is to take care of your house during the summer. There are so many things that you can do for your house in the summertime. Just like spring is for spring cleaning you can also do some summer cleaning, and planting. Here are 3 things that you need to do for your house in the summer, from DealDash.

Gardening

Gardening is a great thing to do during the summer at your house. You can get some mulch and flowers and begin to decorate your front or backyard.  There are a lot of plants that are in season during the summertime, so you have plenty of options to choose from. Remember to maintain your garden by feeding them and watering your plants.

In addition to planting, you can re-fill the mulch around your home that was washed away or deteriorated during the Winter and Spring. Personally, we bought the bags of rubber mulch. It doesn’t disintegrate or attract bugs. We still need to put a couple of bags down each summer from the pieces that got washed away, but it’s significantly less than the 5+ bags we were putting down before.

Wash your Windows

Keeping your windows clean is important during the summer. Now that the summer is here you have to keep your windows clear of dust, dirt, and bird droppings. You can use cleaners such as Windex or simply use soap and water. It is best to clean your windows weekly, inside and out. 

Prepare Your House for the Heat

The best thing that you can do is to prepare your house for the heat.  The summer heat can be toxic, and you need to stay warm. You should check your AC to make sure that it is up to date, and that there is no leakage in the vents. If you have ceiling fans, you need to have them running at all times to keep the air circulating. 

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Taking care of your home during the summer is important. These tips will help you take care of the things that you need to accomplish with your house during the summer.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on Summer home chores. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

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DealDash’s Amazing Uses for Baking Soda

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Baking soda is used in many different types of applications. Here are some amazing uses for baking soda from DealDash.

Baking soda is most commonly thought of as something that goes into your baking. However, it has so many other very convenient uses. Here are some of the most useful uses for baking soda, from DealDash.

Deodorize the Fridge

If you happen to be worried that anything in your refrigerator might be smelling things up a bit you can use baking soda to get rid of the smell. Just place a small open box of baking soda in your fridge and it will start to absorb all of the unwanted smells in the refrigerator.

Deodorize Smelly Shoes

If you have teenagers, especially those who play sports, you can relate to smelly shoes being in your home. To combat this odor simply put a pinch or two of baking soda in the offending shoes and you will see that it will again absorb all of the unwanted odors.

Make Your Pans Sparkle

Greasy pans with food caked on them can be a pain to clean. You can use some baking soda along with a couple of drops of dish soap, a sponge, and some elbow grease and you will find that it is incredibly simple to get even the worst pan clean. Baking soda is also very effective in removing stains left by food in plastic containers.

Clean Your Counters, too!

While you are working on the dishes you might as well work on the counters as well. Mixing baking soda with water is a very strong combination when you want to get stains and grease off of your kitchen counters.

Refresh Your Upholstery

If you are dealing with a case of musty smelling upholstery you should apply a very generous amount of baking soda on the upholstery and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes. Then you can clean it off and enjoy a nice fresh smell.

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Baking soda in a very useful product even if you do not do any baking. So you can see it should definitely go on your next shopping list.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on baking soda. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

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 This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Decorating on a Budget With DealDash

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Everyone wants their home to look nice. Here are some tips from DealDash to achieve that on a budget.

Buying a new home or renting an apartment is an exciting experience.  The most exciting part about buying a home or renting an apartment is decorating your place. There are so many ways that you can decorate your home or apartment, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. You can decorate your new place on a tight budget. Here are a few ways that you can decorate on a tight budget.

Use a lot of Color

Color is an affordable element of decorating. Compared to other designing materials, paint is the cheapest. You can also add colorful items such as throw pillows or rugs to your home décor. Using a splash of color can change the look of your home. If you keep your walls a neutral grey, white, or beige, you can decorate with splashes of color for the different seasons. It’s a great way to give your home a makeover.

Buy Second Hand Furniture and Décor

You may think that using second-hand home décor is a bad idea, but it is not. Check out your local thrift store in your area or use local online yard sale groups to purchase furniture.  You can spend some of your weekends going to flea markets and yard sales. Having an open mind when it comes to buying furniture can help make decorating on a budget much easier.

DealDash Has Beautiful Home Decor

If you’re in the market for anything to decorate your home DealDash can accommodate you. There are bed linens, plush and soft towels, statues and fountains, and so much more. There are lots of ways to get a great deal on an item. Head on over to DealDash now and see how much you can save.

Take One Room at a Time

The most important tip to remember is to not decorate your place all at once.  If you want to stay on a budget, you should do each room one by one. The best thing to do is live in your space for awhile before making any big decorating decisions.  Once you figure out which room needs the most décor, you can begin to decorate that room the way you would like to.

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Decorating your home or apartment doesn’t have to put a hole in your pocket. You can easily decorate your place the way you want to on a tight budget. All you have to do is add a little bit of creativity.

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DealDash Pets: Help Kids Care for a Puppy

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If your kids have been begging for a puppy, this is a great time of the year to get one. Here are some handy tips from DealDash to help your kids take care of the new puppy.

Getting a puppy can be a wonderful way to help teach your kids about responsibility. There are lots of things that your kids will need to learn to properly take care of a puppy including the following ways, from DealDash.

Set Up a Place for Puppy

The puppy is going to need a place to stay. You will want to help your kids set up a place the house where the puppy can do things like eat and sleep. This way the puppy will eventually know where to go to relax and get their food and water. Consistency is good for both kids and dogs, so this is an important step in caring for the new puppy.

House Training

You will also want to get your kids on board with helping potty train the puppy. They can assist by cleaning up messes and helping to teach the puppy that it needs to go outside to go to the bathroom. This will help the kids to know that not everything is completely fun when you have a puppy. You’ll have to help younger kids, of course, but older ones should be able to do this with minimal help.

Don’t Forget to Feed Him!

Next, you will want to have your kids help to get your puppy on a feeding schedule. You should have your kids take turns feeding the puppy and getting it water so that the puppy will grow up healthy and happy. Just remind your kids not to overfeed the puppy so you do not have to worry about it becoming overweight and having health issues. You might want to set up a chart to show whose turn it is to feed and water the puppy. They can check it off after they feed and water him so that everyone will know that he does not need any more food.

Exercising and Playing

Playing with the puppy is also something that your kids will want to do. You need to teach your kids not to play too rough with the puppy even though the puppy might be a little rough with them. They need to know that the puppy is still growing and can get hurt easily so when playing everyone needs to be careful.

In addition to playing, you will need to show your kids how to take the puppy for a walk. For younger kids, the “walk” could even just be outside in your backyard. It will teach both child and puppy how to use the leash.

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Getting a puppy can be a big responsibility for kids so be sure to teach them all that they need to know so that they can help bring up a happy and healthy puppy.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on puppies and kids. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

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DealDash Helps Organize Your Laundry

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Laundry. Everyone has to do it, but many people don’t enjoy it. Here are some tips from DealDash to help you out with organizing your laundry.

Laundry has got to be one of the most frustrating jobs for a parent to do.  Every time you think you get a little bit ahead there seems to be more and more to do.  Here are some tips for getting organized. This is so you can deal with the whole process of doing laundry a lot easier. Read on for more information from DealDash.

Be Prepared

Preparation is important when you’re going to do laundry.  You need to do things like pre-treat clothing. Also, make sure that you have all of the things that you need to be able to do laundry properly.  If you’re not prepared you’ll quickly see that laundry will take you a lot longer to do and then you originally hoped.

Put Away the Clean and Fresh Clothing Quickly

When you’re doing laundry you want to make sure to take care of clean clothing and get them put away quickly.  This way they do not end up back on the floor or dirty before someone even wears them. You can do something like keep hangers and a folding hanging rack close so you can get laundry organized and hung up quickly.  The faster you get clean clothes put away the less clothing you’ll have to deal with.

Tidy Your Laundry Area

Some more organizational tips for doing laundry include tidying up the laundry space so you’ll have a much more enjoyable time dealing with cleaning your clothing and sticking to set days to do laundry so you do not have to worry about doing laundry all week. You can do many things like even having others that are capable assist you with laundry so it is not such a huge job for one person.

My two older kids are six and ten, and they are able to do everything except for adding the laundry detergent! If it wasn’t for me keeping the detergents on a high shelf away from the toddler they could do it completely for themselves.

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The laundry can often seem like a daunting task, but with a little advance planning, it will make things go a lot simpler. This will make your task a much easier job to do. You can definitely conquer the pile of laundry that is in your home as long as you are organized.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on organizing your laundry. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

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DealDash Gardens: Why Your Plants Aren’t Growing

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There are many reasons why your plants and flowers might not be growing. Here are three reasons, from DealDash.

Gardening can be a fun activity and favorite hobby. Sometimes people have a hard time growing plants and other people have a green thumb. Regardless if you are good at growing plants or not, you can learn how to grow plants fast. There may be some reasons that you are not aware of that may be stopping you from growing plants. Here are three, from DealDash.

Watering


Plants need watering on a daily basis, but sometimes you can water them too much or too little. When you have too much water it can cause the plants to have poor roots and weak branches. When you don’t have enough water for your plants, it can cause restrictive growth. It is best to water your plants at the roots early in the morning, or in the evening as the sun is setting. This is also the best time to water your lawn as well.


Not Enough Fertilizing


If you find that your plants are not growing fast enough or if their leaves are dying your plant is most likely not getting enough nutrients. To prevent the lack of nutrients, you should fertilize your plants every third time you water your plants. If your plants are in a garden, you should fertilize them once a month. It is best to use slow release fertilizers because they are environmentally friendly. You can find a large selection at a place like Lowe’s. If you would like to shop for your fertilizer at Lowe’s, be sure to stop by DealDash first and win or BIN (Buy It Now) a gift card. 


Not Enough Sunlight


The sun is a crucial part of a plants growth. Sunlight gives your plants energy and will help them produce beautiful flowers.  Plants that need only a little bit of sunlight need about four hours of sunlight a day. Plants that need sunlight full-time should have at least six hours of sunlight a day. If your plants do not receive enough sunlight, they will look weak and also look unhealthy. Getting enough sunlight for your plants is very important. If you see that your plants aren’t getting enough sunlight you might want to think about moving them to a different area of your garden.

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Now that you know the three reasons why your plants are not growing, you should have a better idea on how to grow your garden successfully. If you follow these tips you will have a garden filled with beautiful flowers and plants to enjoy.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on gardening. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers. Leave a comment below and let us know what subject you would like to read about.

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Helps You Fix Your Lawn

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If your lawn is looking a little rough from a winter of neglect, then it’s time to plant some new grass seeds. Don’t worry, DealDash is here to help. Read on for more information.

You probably think that starting a new lawn can be a difficult task. You may have gotten advice from your family members that it is hard work and that you should hire a professional.  That is not the case. You can start a new lawn and plant grass seeds no matter what your friends and family may say. There are some important steps to take when planting grass seeds. Here are some steps to take to plant grass seeds, from DealDash.

The Right Time

In order to plant grass seeds, you have to make sure that it is the right time.  If you decide to plant cool season grass, then it is best to plant those seeds during the springtime. Warm season grass such as Bermuda grass should be planted early summer.  Regardless of what type of grass seeds you plant you have to make sure it is the right time.

Choose the Right Grass Seed

Choosing the right grass seed based on your budget and location is important. You want to take into consideration the growing conditions in your location. Will your grass be getting a lot of sunlight or partial sunlight? You have to think about these things when choosing the correct grass.

Plant Your Seeds

Next, you want to prepare to plant your seed by choosing the right soil. Once you put the grass seeds in the soil, you need to even out the soil with a rake.  It is important to feed your grass seeds the same day that you plant them. When you are finished with feeding them and watering them, you then cover a think layer of soil over the grass seeds.

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Planting grass seeds is very easy. Remember to continue to water your grass seeds and maintain your lawn. These tips will help you successfully plant grass seeds, and you will have a new lawn in no time. Once you’ve grown your new lawn, you’ll need to mow it. If you need a new mower, no problem! Check out the Home, Garden, and Tools category on DealDash. You can find it at this link right here.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on planting grass seeds. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers. Leave a comment below and let us know What you’d like to read about.

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  This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Gardens: Easiest Fruit Trees to Grow

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Everyone loves fruit, and it’s so healthy, too. Here are some easy to grow fruit trees, from DealDash.

Growing fruit trees and fruit plants can be a tasteful and rewarding experience. You do not have to have an orchard in order to grow fruit trees and fruit plants.  Apple trees and strawberry trees will thrive in your garden. You may think that growing these types of trees can be hard, but that is far from the truth. There are easy to grow fruit trees and fruit plants that you can plant in your garden. Here are the top 3 easy to grow fruit trees and fruit plants, from DealDash.

Strawberries

Almost everyone loves the juicy and sweet taste of strawberries. Strawberries that are grown straight from the garden are the most delicious ones to eat. If you don’t have enough room for a tree, you can use containers, hanging baskets, and flower pouches. It is best to plant strawberries in the summertime. These little sweeties need a lot of water, so don’t forget!

Raspberries

Raspberries should be planted during the autumn time. They are self-supporting so you can easily plant them in clumps or containers. They are very easy to maintain. All you have to do is shear the canes down every February and look forward to some juicy raspberries during the springtime. Raspberries are such a treat and tend to be very expensive in the supermarket. Grow your own, and save money on the grocery bill. 

Apple Trees

Apples are a fruit that just about everyone enjoys.  You can grow your own apple tree right in your backyard. There is an apple for every size of a garden.   If you have a smaller garden, you can try growing your fruit trees in tubs. Apple trees are easy to grow and will be tasty to eat either alone or in pies. There are so many different varieties of apples. Do a little research, and figure out which one is the best for your garden. Personally, I have Fuji and Yellow Delicious in my garden. Yum!

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Growing fruit trees and plants is very easy. All you have to do is follow these tips to grow tasty fruit right in your backyard. Remember to water your plants regularly, and let them get plenty of sunlight. Doing these easy steps to take care of your plants will allow you to have a beautiful garden that is full of delicious fruit.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on growing fruit trees. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers.

Do you need gardening items? Go check DealDash for outdoor and garden items. DealDash has all of the things that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

DealDash  This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Introduces Gardening to Kids

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Treat your kids to the hobby that will last a lifetime. Here are some tips to gardening with your kids, from DealDash.

Gardening is one of the most relaxing activities to do and can be fun for kids.  Kids can learn about the life cycle process such as how plants grow, caretaking, and being aware of the environment.  There are some tips that you should know about if you want to do some gardening with your kids. Here are two important tips to take into consideration when you are gardening with your kids, from DealDash.

Choose Plants Kids Want to Grow

When you are looking for plants to grow, you should choose plants that kids love.  Kids enjoy plants that grow quickly and have a strong smell. Some plants to take into consideration are vegetables such as peas, tomatoes, squash, lettuce, and radishes.  Plants like potatoes and carrots are also fun to plant because kids easily recognize them. Talk with your kids to see which plants they would like to grow.

Fun Gardening Projects

There are many different gardening projects for kids. You can create a rainbow garden by planting plants that coordinate with the colors of the rainbow. Another fun theme to do is create a pizza garden.  All you have to do is organize the crops in a circle and have each kid pick a wedge to represent the ingredients of a pizza. In every wedge, you should plant crops that can be found on pizza such as onions and tomatoes.  When the crops are grown, you can use it for pizza. Be sure to give this one a try, it makes things extra fun!

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I hope these tips will help you have a fun experience planting in your garden with your kids. Remember to give each of your kids a patch in your garden.  It will give them space away from other plants in your garden. It is also important to use kid-friendly gardening tools. You can buy gardening tools such as rakes, gloves, and spades for kids. Following these tips will help your kids have a great time gardening.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on veggie gardening for kids. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers. Leave a comment below and let us know What you’d like to read about.

Do you need gardening items for family gardening? Go check DealDash for garden items. DealDash has all of the things that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Helps: Interesting Uses for Coffee Grounds

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Coffee is the most consumed breakfast drink in America. But what can you do with all of those coffee grounds? DealDash can help.

Now would you say is completely useless refuse? People use kitchen refuse for things like creating their own garden, so why can’t you make use of something as commons as coffee grounds? With so many people enjoying coffee they should definitely be looking into the many uses of coffee grounds. Here are some interesting uses for old coffee grounds, from DealDash.

Deodorize the Fridge

You can make use of coffee grounds to deodorize your refrigerator. It will help to keep your fridge smelling great and many people say it works even better than using baking soda to do the same job. You can also use coffee grounds to neutralize other fouls odors in your home. Why buy baking soda to deodorize the fridge when you can use coffee grounds for free?

“Salt” Your Walkway

If the weather happens to have made the sidewalks icy you can use coffee grounds to “salt” the sidewalks. The acidic content of the coffee grounds helps break through the ice faster. This is a much less expensive and safer alternative than commercial salts that do the same job. If you start saving up your coffee grounds all year round in a container, then you should have enough to salt your steps or walkway in the winter – assuming you don’t live in Alaska!

Help in the Garden

If you enjoy growing your own food in a garden, coffee grounds can assist. Coffee grounds can help to grow foods like mushrooms, radishes, and even carrots. So certainly consider adding coffee grounds to your gardening repertoire for some really excellent results.

In addition, there are also many flowers and fruit plants that thrive when coffee grounds are added as a fertilizer. Roses and blueberries are two of plants that benefit from the use of coffee grounds.

Use for Scrubbing

Do you have any pans that have really caked on gunk and grit on them? Coffee grounds can assist you in cleaning them. Just do not use them on any pan that would stain easily. You also want to avoid using this trick on ceramic pans. Otherwise, scrub away!

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This is really just the beginning of the helpful things that you can do by putting coffee grounds to use. So if you enjoy a cup of coffee anytime during the day at home than you should think about putting this versatile refuse to good use in your home.

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DealDash Gets Ready for Spring Cleaning

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It’s almost time for Spring cleaning! Get ready with these tips from DealDash.

Winter is almost over and Spring is just around the corner. Springtime is a beautiful time of the year, and a lot of people like to do their cleaning during that time. It is a tradition to do Spring cleaning every year. Spring cleaning can take a lot of work and preparation because you are getting your house ready for the new season. Here are some ways to prepare for Spring cleaning, from DealDash.

Be Committed

During Springtime, you can become really busy. Unexpected events and holidays like Easter can get in the way of your to-do list. You should set up a date and time for when you are going to start spring cleaning your house.  Figuring out the time you are going to start spring cleaning will help you feel organized.

Also, make sure that whoever you live with is ready and willing to help you on the days and times you want to do Spring cleaning. Spring cleaning goes a lot faster and easier with someone to help you.

Make a List

Next, the most important thing to do is to make of list of the things that you need to clean.  You should make a list of each task that you have to do, and write the tasks in cleaning order. Making a Spring cleaning list will help you make sure that you get every task done. You may do the same tasks every year, but sometimes it easy to forget the task, so making a list can really help you keep everything in order.

Buy Your Supplies

Lastly, you can’t prepare for Spring cleaning without using supplies. Gathering all your necessary cleaning and drying supplies will help you stay prepared. You can get these supplies from your local grocery store or mass merchandise stores for a discounted price. Buying your supplies ahead of time will make sure that you get a good deal on the supplies that you need.

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Spring cleaning does not have to seem like a neverending chore. You can make it fun by adding some good music while you are cleaning. Being prepared is very important for a successful Spring cleaning tradition. When you follow these steps you will be sure that you will be prepared to clean your home.

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DealDash Cleans: Tips for Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors are beautiful when they’re clean. Here are some tips from DealDash to keep them looking great.

Over the years hardwood floors have become more popular then carpet floors. Apartments and homes are now being purchased with hardwood floors. Keeping your hardwood floors clean is very important. You want to make sure that your hardwood floor is shiny and dirt free. Many people don’t know how to clean their hardwood floors the proper way. Here are 3 tips for cleaning hardwood floors, from DealDash.

Make Sure You Vacuum Daily

Vacuuming every day is very important for cleanliness. It helps to get rid of the dirt that comes on the hardwood floors. Sometimes vacuuming can take up a lot of time, so if you don’t have time to vacuum you can use a dust mop to remove the dirt. This will help speed up the process of cleaning your hardwood floor instead of vacuuming. If you would like to vacuum your floors effortlessly, then pick up a robotic vacuum from DealDash. I absolutely love mine and have it programmed to vacuum every morning.

Always Dust

It has been recommended to dust a hardwood floor regularly. It is easy for dust to build up faster on hardwood floors than on a carpet. You should use a mop that has a dusting agent on it or an electrostatic cloth. This can keep things clean between your annual deep cleaning of your hardwood floor. Dusting is such a simple task that you can have your kids or grandkids do it for you. My daughter who is 6 doesn’t mind helping me dust and is very proud of herself when she completes her task.

Make Some Tea

A lot of people don’t know that tea can help keep your hardwood floors clean. All you need is boiling water and two tea bags. Make yourself a cup of tea and then pour it on the hardwood floor. Tea contains tannic acid which helps create a beautiful shiny hardwood floor. Something simple as making a cup of tea will help make a difference in the appearance of your floor. Of course, if you have a lighter wood floor, such as birch wood, then you will want to test and small an inconspicuous area first before you use tea on the entire floor.

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Keeping your hardwood floors clean is very important. These tips will help you maintain the cleanliness of your floors. No one likes to come home to a dirty hardwood floor. Impress your guests and your family by maintaining a spick and span hardwood floor.

I hope that this article has given you some good tips to get your hardwood floors sparkling. Thanks for reading the newest blog article. I hope that you found this DealDash article helpful. We have a new article here on DealDash Reviewed every single day. It could be cooking, family, crafting, health, or lifestyle.

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DealDash Helps: Clean Your House Quick

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Need some tips to clean your house quick? DealDash has them!

When you own a house, you have to take care of it. Cleaning is one of the responsibilities that you have when you own a home.  We all dread cleaning our house, but it is a necessity. The thought of cleaning your home can be overwhelming, but there are some tips that can help you get the job done quickly.  Here are 3 tips to help you clean your house in record time, from DealDash.

Break It Into Sections

When you look at your house you may be wondering where you should start. Breaking your house up into sections is the easiest way to clean your house quickly. You should begin with the rooms that will take less time. Next, work your way up to the rooms that will take more of your time. This will help you move quicker, by getting the easier tasks done first.

Gather  Your Cleaning Supplies

Being organized will help you clean your house faster. It is important to have all of your cleaning supplies within arm’s reach. This will help you speed up the process of cleaning your house. You don’t want to have to go back and forth to get supplies. Some essential supplies you would need are:

  • A laundry basket
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Kitchen cleaning supplies
  • A Vacuum
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels

Make sure you have purchased all of your cleaning supplies ahead of time, so you can be ready to clean your house. You wouldn’t want to have to stop in the middle of cleaning to run out for more supplies.

Have a Set Schedule

Having a set cleaning schedule will make cleaning more enjoyable. You don’t have to clean every part of your house in one day if you don’t want to. There are many ways you can clean your house such as having cleaning your bathroom on Mondays. You can also create a calendar online of the chores that you have to do and make your cleaning chores into a routine. An online cleaning calendar is especially helpful if you live with roommates.

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Cleaning your house doesn’t have to be a terrible experience. All you have to do is stay focused and be prepared and take one room at a time. These tips will help you clean your house in record time. Keep these things in mind when you are looking to keep your house clean and you will find that the process will go a whole lot easier.

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DealDash Prepares a Guest Room

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With the holidays here you might need a guest room. Here are some tips from DealDash to prepare one for your visitors.

We live in a busy world where it is hard sometimes to see the ones that we love. That is why it is exciting when we have family and friends that come to visit.  When you are planning to have house guests, it is best to be prepared for their arrival. You have to have your home in order and some essentials to make them feel comfortable. Here are 3 tips to prepare your home for your house guests, from DealDash.

Stock Up on Bathroom Supplies

It is important to stock up on bathroom supplies such as toilet paper and soap.  No one likes to be without toilet paper! It is the most important essential to always have on hand. Your guests may forget some bathroom essentials, so it is also good to have extra toothpaste, mouthwash, razors, shaving cream, and feminine products.

Your guests will appreciate that you took the time to stock up on bathroom supplies and their stay will be more comfortable. If you happen to go to a hotel you should always take home the extra supplies that you don’t use. You can keep them in a basket and put it out when you have guests.

Make Sure the Kitchen is full

The second most important thing you should do to prepare for house guests is to make sure that your kitchen is stocked with food. Having breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack foods is important. Drinks are also very important. It is good to stock up on soda, coffee, milk, and tea. It is imperative to have a variety of foods that your guests can choose from.  You also might consider asking your guests beforehand if there are any food allergies you should be aware of.

Create a Guest Room

Your guests are going to need a place to sleep. You should make sure you have enough pillows and blankets for your guests. It is best to use a bedroom that is connected to a bathroom. When you choose a pillow, you should have one soft pillow and one hard pillow. Light blankets are the best choice for layering covers in case your house guests get cold. If you’d like, you can also ask your guests what temperature they like the thermostat set at.

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These tips will help you be prepared the next time you have house guests. Remember to have enough food, blankets, and bathroom essentials so your house guests can feel at home.

Preparing for guests can take a lot of work, but in the end, it is a needed activity if you have people coming in for the holidays. These tips will help to make preparing for guests easier, and you will spend less time worrying and more time enjoying the holidays.

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Tips for DealDash Christmas Dinner

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Have you been “volun-told” that you would be hosting the family’s Christmas dinner this year? Read on for some tips on Christmas dinner from DealDash.

Many people spend a lot of time preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. However, after Thanksgiving is over it is time to prepare for Christmas dinner. It can become very stressful when you are preparing for a Christmas dinner.  All of your family will be there, and you have to prepare a meal that everyone will like. Here are 3 tips to prepare for a Christmas dinner, from DealDash.

Count Heads

Figuring out your guest list is the first step that you should take in preparing for Christmas dinner. You need to know how many guests will be coming so that you will know how much food to buy, and how much seating you will need at the table. It can also be helpful to ask your guests to bring extra chairs or one of their favorite dishes to take less pressure off of you. Trust me, as the person who gets appointed to be the hostess any little thing that someone else can do is very helpful.

Create a Menu

Christmas dinner is the perfect time to try new cuisines. If you aren’t sure of what you want to prepare, there are recipes that you can find online to give you some ideas. You should choose items that can easily be made the day before Christmas including desserts. Choosing foods that are easy to make can give you some relaxation time before the big day. Try making some of the cold foods the day before such as your salad, antipasto platter, and cheese plate.

Go Grocery Shopping

When you finish your menu for the Christmas dinner, the next step is to go grocery shopping. Compile a list of ingredients that you need so you won’t have to shop during the Christmas rush. It is also important to make sure that you buy some beverages for your guests and add a nice table decoration. When you add all of these things together, you get a lovely Christmas dinner that everyone will enjoy.

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Preparing a Christmas dinner can take a lot of work, but in the end, it is a wonderful celebration. These tips will help to make preparing Christmas dinner easier, and you will spend less time worrying and more time enjoying the holidays.

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DealDash’s Online Tips for Buying Clothing

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Whether you are a busy parent or a 9-5 worker without much time, looking for things to make life more convenient is always good. One thing that can make life more simple is shopping for your clothes online. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are looking to purchase clothing for yourself or family online, from DealDash.

Know the Numbers

You need to be sure that you know all of your measurements before shopping online. If you do not know your measurements before shopping online you will need to do so before shopping. You then need to pay careful attention to the sizes that are available on the website so you know that you will be getting the correct size.

Also, depending on what website you are shopping on, they might use different measurements. If you’re on an American site they will probably use inches. However, if you are on a foreign site, even just a Canadian one, they will use CM, or centimeters. You can easily convert inches to centimeters with an online calculator.

Pay Attention to Fit

Keep in mind the description of the clothes that you looking to buy for yourself. This way you will know everything about it so that you know it will be a great fit and look good. For example, pay attention to if it’s marked as “slim”, “athletic”, “tall”, or “petite”. You also do not want to buy something that will irritate your skin or something that will restrict your movement, especially in the case of athletic clothing.

Not All Stores Have Free Shipping

Shipping and payment options are also things that you need to take into account when you are shopping for clothes online. You will want to make sure that the website accepts your chosen form of payment and that you will be able to get it shipped to you in a reasonable time frame. This way. you know you will be able to pay for the clothes and that you will get them when you need them. Keep in mind that while it’s nice, not all stores have free shipping. Be sure to take this into account when you are budgeting for your price range.

Also, keep in mind that DealDash does have free shipping on everything. They also have some articles of clothing, from men’s boxers to sweaters to shoes. You never have to budget in the cost of shipping when you shop for clothing on DealDash.

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Keep these things in mind when you are looking to purchase clothes online and you will find that the process will go a whole lot easier. You will be very happy that you took the time to do the research.

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DealDash Cooks: With a Microwave?!

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Many people prefer the speed and convience of a microwave when cooking. Here are some tips to keep in mind, from DealDash.

Cooking with a microwave may not be the most healthy thing to do. However, it is very convenient.  Now many people might be conjuring up ideas of poor tasting microwave dinners when it comes to cooking with this kitchen appliance. Thankfully, you can actually whip up some tasty treats using your microwave. Here are a few things you should remember when cooking with a microwave, from DealDash.

Make Sure it Cooks Evenly

You need to make sure that you are getting even heat distribution when it comes to microwave cooking. What  this means is that you need to stir what needs to be stirred and flip what can’t be stirred so that they are cooked evenly. Almost all microwaves nowadays have a spinning glass plate inside to help with the heat distribution. This isn’t a complete solution, though, stirring and flipping is the answer to your problems. Additionally, you also need to make sure that food is arranged in a manner that allows them to cook evenly.

Please Be Safe

Always make sure that you are cooking with a microwave safe dish. Glass and ceramic are typically containers that are safe for use in the microwave. You can also use paper plates, as well. Microwaving using plastic dishes is a little iffy, please be sure to check the bottom of your plastics to make sure that there is a little microwave symbol. I will stick a microwave safe symbol below so you can be sure to check for it the next time you want to microwave plastic.

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Cooking Times Matter

Remember that foods that have a high sugar or a high fat content are going to heat up faster than those that do not. Keep this in mind when determining cooking times. You don’t want to overcook your food. Remember, if it isn’t hot enough when you test it you can always put it in for longer. If you are trying to make a microwave recipe for the first time you should start out by using the shortest cooking time and adjust as needed.

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  • If the food that you want to cook has a skin you need to pierce the skin so that pressure does not build up while cooking causing the food to blow up.
  • You will find that you will experience less evaporation in the microwave so you can use less liquids to prepare your foods.
  • Please never put metal in the microwave.

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These are just a few tips to remember when doing microwave cooking. You can make sure that your meals taste great by making sure to remember these tips from DealDash.

As you continue to cook with your microwave you will begin to see that you can make sure really great tasting foods. You just need to research all that you can to learn the proper ways to utilize this cooking appliance and you will be really happy with the results.

Thank you very much for reading the blog. Please come back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific topics, please write a comment down below and your wish will be granted.

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Let DealDash Decorate Your Kid’s Room

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Has your little one outgrown the nursery? Let DealDash help decorate their new room.

When you are looking to decorate your child’s room you want to have some input from them. What color the room will be, for example. You do however need to make sure that they do not go too wild with their suggestions. Here are a few ideas for themes that you can do when you want to decorate your child’s new “big kid” bedroom, from DealDash.

Do They Like Cars?

If your child is a fan of cars you can choose to have a racetrack theme for their bedroom. You can easily locate a race car style bed for your child’s bedroom and you could decorate the walls in your child’s room with a race track and a checkered flag.

Fairy Tales for Boys and Girls

Another option that works well for both girls and boys is a fairy tale room. You can make use of things like fairies, knights, and dragons just to name a few choices. You can even get them a four-poster bed that has curtains around it as an extra touch to make sure that they feel like royalty in their room.

Outer Space is Cool!

If you have a child that is not afraid to be in the dark you could have a winner with a space themed room. You can use black along with deep purple and dark blues to decorate the walls. You can also find glow in the dark moon and stars for the walls and ceiling. A neat idea would be to arrange some of the stars into constellations. They even have nightlights to project the moon onto the ceiling.

This type of theme could also work for a child who loves airplanes and flying. Change the night time outer space look to a daytime one with clouds.

Make Sure to Really Listen

This is really just the start of the cool ideas that you can use to decorate your child’s room. You should really listen and see what your child is interested in. Do this before you start decorating your child’s room as you want to make sure that they are in a room that they are going to love for hopefully a long time to come. You don’t want to decorate your child’s room with the newest “fad” because the fad will fade soon enough and they will be stuck with the room until it’s time to re-decorate again.

Don’t Forget DealDash

When you’re shopping for your child’s new room, don’t forget to check DealDash. DealDash has many different, interesting, and fun things that you could use to decorate your child’s room. They have nightlights, sheet sets, clocks, paintings, and more to liven up their sleeping space.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this new DealDash Reviewed blog on decorating your child’s room. DealDash is committed to making your home life fun and relaxing by helping you find the best products to meet your needs.

Also, be sure to come back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. There are new articles posted daily. I appreciate all of you that read the blog. Let us know what you would like to read about in the comments down below.

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DealDash Cooks: Using a Bread Machine

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If you love freshly baked bread, then you need to be using a bread machine. Read on for some tips from DealDash.

When you are baking nothing is better than freshly made bread. Unfortunately for many, they have difficulty making bread. One way that you can avoid the mistakes that can be made with traditional bread is by using a bread machine. Here are some reasons that you should use a bread machine, from DealDash.

You Can Make Fresh Bread Healthier

Firstly, and the biggest reason that you should be using a bread machine is that it is healthy for you. You will have complete control over what goes into your bread. You do not have to worry about any potentially harmful ingredients getting into the bread that you make. Easily make wheat bread or multi-grain bread with the bread machine. No more white bread full of carbs for you and your family.

Save Time Vs. Making Traditional Bread

Next, making bread with a bread machine is fun and can save you time. Of course, it won’t save you time if you typically get your bread at the supermarket. However, if you have been making fresh bread by hand, the bread machine is a Godsend. You can simply toss the needed ingredients in and you are all set to let the machine do most of the work. You can look up recipes and really get creative with what you are baking in your bread machine so you are not stuck with simple white bread.

Save Money With a Bread Machine

Furthermore, making with a bread machine is also going to save you money, too. You will not have to worry about buying bread in the store. Also, you can get many loaves of bread from the ingredients that you purchase to make bread in your bread machine. In addition, you will also save money on gas by not having to travel to the store as often.

Fun Family Project

Finally, it is super simple to use a bread machine so anyone of any skill level can use a bread machine. You, too, can easily learn how to use a bread machine from the instructions that come with it. And this would make a great project to do with your kids. They will be so proud of themselves when they learn how to make bread in the bread machine. Just pay attention to the instructions and you will be making bread in no time at all with your bread machine.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this new DealDash Reviewed blog on bread machines. DealDash is committed to making your home life fun and relaxing by helping you find the best products to meet your needs.

Also, be sure to come back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. There are new articles posted daily. I appreciate all of you that read the blog. Let us know what you would like to read about in the comments down below.

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Tips for House Cleaning From DealDash

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a house cleaner? With these tips from DealDash, you won’t even need one!

Many people are looking for tips to clean their home more efficiently. They want to find the most helpful tips so that they can get their home looking the best that it possibly can. Here are a few tips that can get you started getting your home looking great. Read on for more information from DealDash.

Get Some Help

Firstly, you need to get everyone living in your home to get involved with the house cleaning. You will find that things will go a lot faster if more than one person takes the time to get active with cleaning. If it is left to one person you might find that the housework might get forgotten about. Or worse than that, the person who normally does the housework might start to build up resentment against the rest of the household. Get rid of that problem completely by working together.

Use Natural Cleaning Supplies

If you are looking for a very efficient way to get rid of odors in your home you can simply use a bowl of vinegar. You take the bowl of vinegar and place it where the odor is leaving it overnight. The next day you will see that the odor will be gone. It’s an efficient and natural way to make your home smell fresh.

Another way to freshen up your kitchen is with regular old lemons. You can purchase lemons specifically for cleaning, or you can squeeze the juice out first to put on food or make lemonaid, then use the rind for cleaning. Toss it down the garbage disposal with a handful of ice, and your disposal will be sparkling clean and smell fresh.

Get Your Windows to Shine

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to clean your windows you will want to use newspaper and window cleaner. It may sound very silly but the newspaper does an excellent job when it comes to cleaning windows. If you are looking for a way to clean your windows without using ammonia you can make use of water with lemon in it. If you want to use the lemon juice that you squeezed earlier to clean your garbage disposal, that would make a great way to use your products wisely.

Brush Your Teeth, Save Your Toothbrush

If you have old toothbrushes that you are about to get rid of, don’t do it. You can use them to clean things that you might have trouble getting into. For example, you can clean around faucets and in between titles. It’s a great way to do some deep cleaning when you want to really get your house looking good.

Let a Robot Do the Work

Lastly, why let the humans do all of the work? Get a robot in your house to help you clean. DealDash offers robot vacuum cleaners sometimes, and I was lucky enough to be able to win one about two years ago. His name is Neato, and he is still going strong even though I have him set to clean every single day. I still have to vacuum sometimes, of course, but he takes a lot of the work off of my plate and makes the vacuuming go much faster.

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Cleaning your house doesn’t need to be a great deal of work and with tips like these, you can get your home cleaned and looking great in no time at all.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on cleaning tips. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Do you need a new vacuum or other cleaning supply? Go check DealDash for home, kitchen items, and more. DealDash has everything you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone!

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 This sponsored blog post was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this post. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Cooks: Avoid These Mistakes

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Want your meals to turn out amazingly? Then avoid these mistakes, from DealDash.

When you are cooking one little mistake can turn a delightful dish into something that nobody wants to eat. You need to be careful to avoid cooking mistakes. This will help make sure that your meals turn out the way that you want them to turn out. The following are a few mistakes to avoid while you are preparing your next meal. Read on for more information from DealDash.

Heat Up That Oil

Making use of oil that has not been heated properly is a big cooking mistake to avoid. You will see that if you put food into a pot of oil that hasn’t been heated to the correct temperature your food will be really heavy and full of oil. Now if you were to heat your oil to the right temperature your food will be crisp and much lighter making it much more appetizing.

Don’t Overload the Pan

If you put too much food in your pan you will be committing another common cooking mistake. You need to be sure that if you need to cook a large portion of food you use a large enough pan or you make use of two pans so that all the food that you are going to be cooking will be prepared properly.

Make it Fresh

Another very common cooking mistake that many people make is using dried instead of fresh herbs. Now while dried herbs are much more convenient they do not taste the same as a bunch of fresh herbs would taste. Dried herbs are much stronger than fresh and will likely not give you the taste you are looking for especially if you are using a lot of dried herbs in your dish.

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These are just a few of the mistakes that you can make when cooking. You can make sure that your meals taste great by making sure to avoid mistakes like these while you are cooking. Remember, the extra ingredient is care!

Thank you very much for reading the blog. Please come back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific topics, please write a comment down below and your wish will be granted.

Need any kitchen supplies? If you are shopping for cooking items check DealDash first. DealDash has baking and cooking supplies for you. Visit DealDash now. Have a great time on DealDash everyone, and happy bidding!

DealDash This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Plans for a Veggie Garden

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It’s not too early to start planning next year’s garden. Read on for more information from DealDash.

There is nothing like fresh produce. The best way to get fresh produce is to grow your own vegetables in a garden. Not only do you save money, but it is also a rewarding experience. You will always have a fresh supply of food. It can also be a great bonding experience for you and your family. However, there are some important things you need to know about starting your own vegetable garden. Here are some things to think about and plan for, from DealDash.

Choose What Type of Vegetable

Taking into consideration the size of the vegetable is the most important thing you should do. It is wise to start out with a small vegetable.  You should also think about what type of vegetables your family will eat.  Vegetables like tomatoes, squash, and peppers are good to start with. If no one in your home likes the vegetable that you are thinking about growing then it wouldn’t make sense to choose that one. Pick something that the whole family enjoys.

Decide on How Much Space You Need

Deciding how much space you need is very important. You want the vegetables to have plenty of room to grow. You do not always need a large area to grow your vegetables.  You can choose a small section or a container, to begin with.  Think about the size of your vegetables and that can determine how much space you need. 

For example, I grow all of my veggies in containers. I have a large raised garden trough that I grow the strawberries. I grow my other veggies such as tomatoes in large pots that I keep on my deck. It works out for me, since I don’t need a large garden. Your needs might be different.

Pick the Right Spot

Vegetables need the sun, good soil, and plenty of water to grow, so it is important to pick the right spot for your vegetables to grow.  Most plants need direct exposure to sunlight, so it is best to find an area where the sun will be visible at all times.  Some people prefer to have their garden next to their home which can make it easier to harvest the food when you are cooking.  The right spot will help your vegetables grow.

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Planting a vegetable garden has a lot of benefits. That is why it is important to consider these tips if you want fresh vegetables.  Watering your vegetables, and doing regular maintenance can help give you the garden that you have always wanted.

Thanks for reading the blog, and come back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please write a comment down below with your request.

Need any gardening supplies? If you are shopping for garden items check DealDash first. DealDash has gardening and home supplies for you. Visit DealDash now. Have a great time on DealDash everyone, and happy bidding!

DealDash  This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Helps: Is Working at Home Right for You?

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Have you ever wondered if working at home might be a good fit for you? Read on for information from DealDash.

No matter if you are a first-time parent or a parent of several children you might wonder if working at home might be the right solution for your family.  There are many things that you need to keep into consideration before making that choice. Here are some of the things you might want to consider, from DealDash.

Do You Have Support?

Do you have the support of your family? Working from home is more difficult than you think so you need to be sure that you have a solid support system put in place. If you do not you just may find that working from home just might not be the right option for you.

If you have a spouse, make sure that they are on board with your plan to work from home. Do you plan on being a freelancer? If so, you most likely won’t have access to a group health insurance plan. Make sure that your spouse is able to provide health insurance for the family. 

Telecommuting Might Be an Option

Does your place of work offer telecommuting options? This should be one of the first few things that you consider when you want to work from home. If your place of work offers telecommuting options this would be your easiest transition into working from home. If they don’t you will need to consider a career change or becoming a freelancer. 

Do You Have Space?

Do you have room in your house to work from home? You will need to make sure that you have an area set aside for you to work from home in. Having a dedicated area to work from home will allow you to focus on the work that you need to get done. It would be extremely helpful if this area has a door, but it isn’t a must.

Will You Still Need Daycare?

Will you still need childcare when you work from home? Now, this seems to negate the purpose of working from home, however, there are many people that work from home that have childcare for their kids. Typically this is for a small portion of the day so they can get their work done instead of full-time daycare. Some people can do without daycare, but this but it is definitely something to consider.   

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Taking all of these things into consideration will help you to make the best choices as to whether or not working at home is the right choice for your family.

Thanks for reading the blog, and do come back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please write a comment down below.

Need any office supplies? If you are shopping for office items check DealDash first. DealDash has home office supplies for you. Visit DealDash now. Have a great time on DealDash everyone, and happy bidding!

DealDash This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Picking The Right Office Desk for the Job

DealDash knows that picking the size and shape of your desk should be a consideration of individual style – just how do you desire your office to look – with a functional consideration of the space available – how many desks do I need in the workplace? If you are constricted by space, many compact layout office workdesks are extensively available. Rectangle-shaped bench desks supply an excellent space-saving layout combined with shared architectural parts to lower costs. Call center skins, usually in circular collections of between four and also 8 workdesks are an additional compact, space-saving alternative. If you have more area, ergonomic designed desks such as single wave, dual wave as well as branched – or bow – desks provide a fashionable workplace look with lots of workdesk area. Workdesk sizes normally range 600mm to 1000mm deep and also are available in widths between 800mm and 2000mm. If basic under desk pedestal cabinets are to be used, 1400mm broad workdesks are the minimum I would advise to provide appropriate leg room. If narrow stands are to be utilized, 1200mm wide desks are the minimum width I would advise.

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The products made use of for your desks are largely an individual choice, influenced by the look you want to accomplish. DealDash has several types and sizes of desks you can choose from. Melamine faced chipboard (MFC) is one of the most usual product made use of and is normally readily available in a vast array of timber impact coatings and also some fundamental colours. Laminate desks finishes are normally a little much more pricey as well as offer some extra colour selections. Solid wood desks have the tendency to be extremely pricey and are normally booked for executive offices. A cheaper option is a wood veneer desk – a cheaper material, such as chipboard, with a quite thin layer of actual timber used. An important indication of quality is the density of the desk top. Density could range 18mm and also 30mm depending upon the high quality of the desk. This could establish the rigidness of the desk as well as 25mm minimum is recommended unless the office workdesk has a solid under-frame.

The leg design of the desk could also impact the toughness as well as rigidness of the item. Cantilever leg workplace desks are an entry-level style providing lots of leg area, normally at low-cost. Again, an indicator of quality is a dual cantilever leg, with two upright support columns at each side of the desk framework. Another thing to look for is an assistance beam under the desk. This prevails on ‘I’ framework desks as well as bench desks as well as gives outstanding toughness for the work-top.

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We suggest you head to DealDash and see what type of desk you can find. You may find several other items that you find out are what you’ve been looking for.

This year is my third year of bidding on online auctions. I began like many others with a few sites I really liked, a few that were not very good, and others that were outright bad news.

Being fairly new to online auctions I was not sure what I needed to look for or what my expectations were. Winning was the goal, of course, but being a winner beyond the “Beginner” stage where winning was pretty much a given took a lot of perseverance and money to become a winner with any consistency.

I began the process of elimination where most sites were eliminated because shipping was horrific and sometimes scary whether or not you would actually receive your wins. Once I narrowed down my choices to two or three sites, it became clearer every week why DealDash is really the best and most fair out of all the online auctions available today.

The free bids offered to bidders are unique to DealDash. While other sites offer special promotions for free bids of one type or another, DealDash offers free bids to anyone who is bidding and spends time at the top of an auction. The “free bid” meter at the bottom of the bidders screen shows the amount of winner time necessary to earn free bids.

Collect free bids when bar fills up

At first those bids 10,20,30, 40 came very quickly and it was nice to get them just for bidding on auctions you would bid on without an incentive.  If you read some of the other blogs written, some winners actually have earned their free bids during an auction that was quite costly, meaning they bid 500 or more bids on the auction and got to claim their free bids during or right after the auction win. If you have gotten to a higher level you can earn more than 500 bids for free!

Look around at other sites, there are no other offers out there that are not gimmicks of some sort. By offering the free bid meter to all bidders without any exclusions everyone who bids on DealDash is earning their fair share of free bids. Fair and honest are two words that describe DealDash and they have earned the right to say so, they truly are.

Online Auctions vs DealDash

 

Tide Pods

Ways to Save with Tide Pods

When you shop on DealDash nearly every day like I do, you will see many of the same items come up several times during the day and night. Tide Pods are one of those useful items.

Since my friend started using the Tide Pods she claims to be saving a lot of money since she is no longer doing a “free pour” from the Tide liquid jugs.  The Tide Pods are single use detergent and whitener all in one. They are convenient to use, and end up saving you money while using a quality product like Tide.  Who doesn’t like clean clothes that smell great too???

I bid on the Tide Pods and was not able to win the auction, however I wanted to try them so I used the buy it now feature DealDash offers and got all of my bids back for free, the pods shipped for free, and they arrived very quickly. These are some of the reasons why it’s so much fun to shop on DealDash. You really cannot lose.

So having used the Tide pods myself I now see how convenient they are and my friend was right, they do save you money. I never worry about my clothes coming clean and they smell great too.

I decided to try to win another Tide Pod auction so I could surprise my friend with her own Tide Pods from DealDash. Using my bid buddy to set the amount of bids I was willing to spend, I realized more auctions were coming up with the same item. I stayed with the original auction and won! This was a free auction week so not only did I win the Tide Pods but I only paid 1 cent for the win! Now that is savings! Yes, I can count the cost of the bids into the final price (83), but this time these were FREE bids too.

We are all on budgets and the free bids, free auctions and free shipping makes shopping on DealDash a wonderful way to save.  I can’t wait to give my friend her surprise DealDash gift!

Deals on Tide Pods

ladies mountain bike

How DealDash is Helping my Weight Loss Goal

So after a very long year of winning for everyone else I decided to attempt to win something for myself. Not very often do I even try to win for myself but this was different, I have a weight loss goal.

During 2015 I’ve made a weight loss goal to drop 10 pounds. As this thought comes to mind I just so happened to see a awesome mountain bike coming up on DealDash and thought to my self….. what the heck!!! If it is meant to be, it will be!

This bike is awesome and a great push for both me and my family. I have been putting this weight loss goal off for way.. way.. way to long. I opened the auction and as I always do I put 10 bids on this ladies mountain bike to see just how many times I would get to bid before 20 cents. At 11 cents my first bid was placed witch is awesome, but now I have to wait to see how long it takes for my second bid to take place. Sure enough my auto bid was placed at 15 cents which means there can not be more than three other people on auto. But that was not even the case… People were just randomly bidding which means they are just pushing the BID NOW button. I find this just CRAZY that people do this because with me on auto they have no chance on winning. All it takes is for the clock to run down to ZERO one time and I win, so you are just wasting your bids for nothing.

I always watch the clock to see if it is running to zero and try to figure out who is using the BidBuddy and who is not. If you are not on auto I do not consider you a threat because you are bidding much more than I am so I will stick it out. In this case I was the only person using BidBuddy and won my brand new Titan Wildcat Ladies Mountain Bicycle in Lime Green and Black valued at $209 for a whopping 30 CENTS!!!! Oh my goodness I have not road a bike since I was a teenager – LOL! Wish me luck in my 2015 weight loss goal journey, I’m sure it is going to be quite interesting.
Ladies Mountain Bike

I used 5 bids to win this ladies mountain bike.

The lesson here is to always make sure you are using the BidBuddy. I find this is really the only way to win auctions DealDash. Also watch the clock, when it runs to zero and than a bid is placed more than likely they are on auto. Once a pattern is formed you will be able to tell how many folks are on auto (using BidBuddy) and decided if it is worth sticking out or not. Good luck 🙂
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Donate and bless others

Donate and Give Blessings

Now that the Christmas shopping season has come and gone, what do we need DealDash for? My advice is to get deals all year round, don’t be that last minute shopper, and donate to bless others.

Last year I was actually done with all of the stress of Christmas shopping by July. I don’t know of many folks that could say they were done with all of there Christmas shopping by July, but I was. This made this past Christmas so much fun because I had so many extra winnings I could not give them all to my kids. I went hunting looking for families who were in need of help this Christmas and was fortunate enough to donate my DealDash winnings and bless many kids.
I knew my kids were taken care of so I put all of my focus of other kids. The gifts were so meaningful because, if it was not for DealDash, these kids would not have had a Christmas. I don’t know about you but the chance to bless someone else is the best gift I can ever receive.
To do this it takes planning and I want you on board too! I believe every child needs, at the very least, one gift to open on Christmas day. Here is what I did this past year and what I am going to do next year. Something I hope you’ll also join.
Once I new there was nothing more I could get for my kids, I just started bidding on everything toys!! You would be surprised when you are not bidding for anyone you know, how much you can win. I have won so many toys because I had opened my eyes to all auctions (not just things for my own kids). The trick is to bid on everything, for all age groups! Ok, so you win a baby bath tub for 1 penny… if you don’t have use for, it donate it! I’m sure there is someone who could really use it next year for Christmas. If you have all girls to buy for, don’t be scared to bid on that car set. Maybe it will only cost you a penny and if you don’t need it, donate it next Christmas.
It’s amazing when you’re bidding for things to donate you will win more than you can think of. This past year I won a set of pots and pan valued for $200 for only 2 bucks!!! I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I was sure there was a reason for my win, and there was.
A family of four lost everything to a house fire. As they were rebuilding I felt they needed pans to cook with, and they did! How cool would it be to just go up to a total stranger and say “here is a brand new set of pots and pans!!!” or “here are some toys for your kids this year”. Whatever it may be, you can do it too! And I’m sure it will make all the things you need to win come more easy when you are winning for others too.
Have a blessed and Happy New Year!!!
~loveablenicki~
dealdash beauty skin care

Nurture Your Health and Beauty

I love so many things about DealDash, and one of my favorite things to browse for on DealDash is Health and Beauty products.

If you have a certain item in mind you can search for it, but my favorite way of seeing what new things DealDash has to offer beauty-wise to to browse the Fashion, Health and Beauty category, which can be found on the drop-down menu on the left side of the DealDash homepage.

Fashion, Health and Beauty

DealDash Fashion, Health and Beauty Catergory

I really like using the browse feature of DealDash, it helps me discover new items to bid on that I might not have thought to do a search for.

Health and Beauty products can be very expensive, but as a woman with long hair, I make very good use of the awesome products that DealDash has to offer. I am so happy that I can get things that I would normally buy at Target or Wal-Mart on DealDash, for a comparable price, and with the added excitement of bidding and WINning.

If you decide that you would like to buy a certain product that DealDash has to offer, you really can’t go wrong by setting your Bid Buddy to the amount of bids that it would take to reach the BIN (Buy It Now) price. If you don’t WIN the auction, you can buy the item for the BIN price, and DealDash will return all of your bids to you. As soon as you buy the item all of the bids are immediately returned back to your account and you can use them right away. I use this perk a lot, it’s really wonderful that DealDash offers this option on every single item, and even includes free shipping, too.

Some of the great beauty products that I have won for myself and friends are: Remington Pearl flat iron, Conair Hot Clips curlers, InfinityPro Spin Air rotating hot brush, Conair Ceramic flat iron, Laila Ali purple hair dryer, multiple SpaSonic Face and Body Polishers (they make awesome gifts!), Body Innovations neck massager, and a Revlon Moisture Stay paraffin spa.

There are many other great products that I have BINned and gotten all of my bids back, the ones that stand out most in my mind are the FitBit Flex Wireless Activity Tracker, and the Remington IPL6000USA i-LIGHT Pro Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal System.

FitBit and Remington Hair Removal

 

These are both high dollar items that I did not WIN, but I gained free bids for every second that I was the highest bidder, and then when I BINned the items I got all of my bids back. So really, I came out ahead of the game bids-wise!

I love health and beauty products, but I love saving money even more! May you continue to be nurture your health and beauty into 2015.

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My name is Dawn, and I love DealDash! I also love Youtube, and I make videos. If you follow the link below you can see a quick video that I made that explains the basics of getting started with DealDash:

Top Chef Santoku Paring Knives

Become a Top Chef with these Knives

Ok I will have to admit that I love bidding on kitchen items. I may not be a Top Chef everyday but when I do it is a must to have the proper equipment.

My friends used to laugh at me when they would come over and try to help in the kitchen and would have to “saw” through something with my knives. Think you might need to sharpen these? Or possibly buy new knives? Well that’s exactly what I did.

I bid on the Top Chef line of knives on DealDash. DealDash offers a few different Top Chef knife sets so why not replace the knives I have. I ended up winning the Top Chef Santoku paring knife set and the 9 1/2 utility knife set and what a world of difference! Top Chef quality knives do make your job easier in the kitchen. Not to mention that it is much safer to use sharp knives.

The word Santoku refers to the three cutting tasks which the knife performs well: slicing, dicing, and mincing. The Santoku’s blade and handle are designed to work in harmony by matching the blade’s width/weight to the weight of blade tang and handle, and the original Japanese Santoku is considered a well-balanced knife.

I have not only honed my chopping techniques with this Top Chef knife, I am also not missing any fingers!

Top Chef Santoku Paring Knives

This Top Chef Santoku and Paring Knife Set retails for $36, but the average selling price on DealDash auctions is $3.52 (90% OFF!)

 

When you see an item that you would like on DealDash go for it! Always keep in mind that if you do not win the first time you can try again when that item comes up again. One good strategy is to put in enough bids to go to BIN.  BIN is the Buy It Now option that Deal Dash offers.

If you really want this item you of course want to get it at a discount but if you have to pay full price just buy it on Deal Dash. The BIN option is available on every single item. So say the item you want is a retail value of $30.00. If you purchased your bids on sale say for 15 cents each the highest number of bids to put in that auction would be 200.  Also factor in the ending price. Many times Deal Dash will offer free ending price events so you are good to go. When you get to your total out of pocket equals what the BIn price is…STOP bidding and go to BIN.

Deal Dash will ship it free and there is no sales tax unless you live in Minnesota where the DealDash office is located and where they are BBB accredited. Only thing left to do is wait for it to arrive, which doesn’t take long.

So the moral of the story is have fun bidding on DealDash, save some money on very good quality name brand items, get fast free shipping, and you won’t lose any fingers!  Happy bidding all.

Newfden

Lipper Bamboo Cutting Board

Like Cooking and Bamboo? You’ll Love This Brand

Have you ever found a product that was so good that you would never think about buying any other brand?

I certainly have with the items available on Deal Dash. When you first decide to play on online auction sites you would come to believe that the products on there would be stuff you buy retail at places like the Dollar Store. Not on Deal Dash. They carry some of the top brands on everything from kitchen appliances to hardware.

One of the best products that I have won has been from the Lipper branded items. I had never used this brand before and after winning a Lipper Bamboo cutting board I was very pleased.  I love to cooking soups & stews and my cutting board needs to handle the constant chopping of numerous vegetables. This Lipper bamboo cutting board has held up quite nicely and probably better than my Mario Battalli cutting board. Hate to say that one.

Lipper Bamboo Cutting Board

I liked the Lipper brand so much that I bid on their Bamboo tray with folding legs. Let’s give that a try. I couldn’t wait until I received it and when I did I again was very pleased.  So much that I decided to get 2 for home and 2 more for the camper! Yes, so now I have 4 of them. You can use these trays with out the legs to serve or put the legs down, put it across your lap go do what you aren’t supposed to do… go eat in front of the TV!

Lipper Bamboo Tray

So how did I accomplish getting 4 of the same item? That’s the best part. DealDash puts up the same item numerous times. It’s not one right after the other, it probably took me a few months. I wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon so I was patient.

One of the best things you can do is when you see something you want, you can search for it. Go to the auctions page, then to browse categories. Then you can go to the kitchen section, as in this case, and scroll through that to find it. If you find your item and it is not coming up for awhile you can have DealDash notify you when the item does come up. Isn’t that crafty.

Another way is to go to the auctions page and type in the item you want under search auctions. Either way you do it, with the helpful pages on the Deal Dash site, you should be able to find the items you are looking for or even find things that you didn’t know you needed in the first place. Happy Bidding!

Newfden

reflections

Reflections of my 2014 year on DealDash

As I look around and try to figure out where the last year has gone, I ponder what other bidders are thinking about when they choose to bid on DealDash.

A lot of people see different commercials (I personally have only seen one) that entice them to try online auctions and win great items like TV’s and iPads, etc. Many others, though, are looking for a form of recreation while sitting at their computers, laptops, and now even their phones. In a way we are all taking a chance at getting a deal. So, I wonder what the other bidders have as motivation to bid on auctions.

I have bid on many sites and found DealDash to be the most honest, and fair. I used to bid on other sites where the bidding goes on for hours and there are no block outs. So, if you set your bid count to 200 (by the way you can’t stop the bids on auto for these other sites) and others join in after the price is up high, you know you have lost the auction and will not be able to get your bids back with a buy-it-now option. This is why I choose to play on DealDash, which is different.

When I have won my six auctions for the week, I still look at the other sites to see if I might be tempted to buy bids with them and try again. However, what really stops me is the fact I know the shipping costs are really high and their buy-it-now option is horrible. Shipping is also much slower than what you’ll get with DealDash and the customer service on other sites cannot come close to what DealDash has going.

This Christmas season, which is always a very busy time for any site, it does not seem to have slowed any of my win or buy it now items from being delivered on time. Thanks DealDash for a great 2014, I am looking forward to an even greater 2015!

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The 12 Days of Christmas on DealDash

The 12 Days of DealDash

On the first day of Christmas
My DealDash gave to me
Hunger Games on DVD

On the second day of Christmas
My DealDash gave to me
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the third day of Christmas
My DealDash gave to me
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the fourth day of Christmas
My DealDash gave to me
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the fifth day of Christmas
My DealDash sent to me
Five Lego Sets
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My DealDash sent to me
Six Popcorn Poppers Popping
Five Lego Sets
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the seventh day of Christmas,
My DealDash gave to me
Seven coffee grinders grinding
Six Popcorn Poppers Popping
Five Lego Sets
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the eight day of Christmas,
My DealDash gave to me
Eight Dysons cleaning
Seven coffee grinders grinding
Six Popcorn Poppers Popping
Five Lego Sets
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My DealDash gave to me
Nine Greenworks mowing
Eight Dysons cleaning
Seven coffee grinders grinding
Six Popcorn Poppers Popping
Five Lego Sets
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My DealDash gave to me
Ten Tide Pods sudsing
Nine Greenworks mowing
Eight Dysons cleaning
Seven coffee grinders grinding
Six Popcorn Poppers Popping
Five Lego Sets
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My DealDash gave to me
Eleven Nikons snapping
Ten Tide Pods sudsing
Nine Greenworks mowing
Eight Dysons cleaning
Seven coffee grinders grinding
Six Popcorn Poppers Popping
Five Lego Sets
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds and
Hunger Games on DVD

On the Twelfth day of Christmas,
My DealDash gave to me
Twelve SodaStreams bubbling
Eleven Nikons snapping
Ten Tide Pods sudsing
Nine Greenworks mowing
Eight Dysons cleaning
Seven coffee grinders grinding
Six Popcorn Poppers Popping
Five Lego Sets
Four Angry Birds
Three french presses
Two Sony Earbuds
and Hunger Games on DVD

Merry Christmas

By Dawn Xu

My name is Dawn and I love DealDash! I have only been bidding for around 8 months, but I am very patient and I have already won more than 165 auctions. I am a Mom of 2 and I live in Massachusetts. If you would like to watch any of my DealDash “Unboxings” on YouTube, see here: 

 

madden for ps3

Great Deal on Madden NFL 25 for PlayStation 3

I came on DealDash one day and I saw the video game Madden NFL 25 for PlayStation 3 and I told myself this game is mine.

When the auction finally started I bid on it and so did a few others. I kept bidding against the other bidders Jaybird2013 and Midwayjoel and I ended up winning the video game for $2.63. The regular price of the game was $60.00 new so this was a great deal!
I then saw a pair of Stompeez – Puppy Slippers which I wanted to bid on but knew were going to get lots of bidders. When the bidding was almost over I remember myself and anthonylee started to bid back and forth for the slippers and finally anthonylee gave up after reaching $1.66 so I bid at $1.67 and as the timer counted down 3.. 2.. 1..  I knew he was done and won the auction. I have never won a TV or a Laptop but I am happy with what I have won on DealDash.
If your new to DealDash my tip for you is “Be Patient”  and bid on small, inexpensive items such as video games, bluray movies, $10.00 gift card, etc. I find these items on DealDash are easy to win. It’s important to wait and watch how many people start bidding on it before you bid. There is a 10 second timer that counts down from 10 to 1 and it’s best to bid during the last second because If you wait someone else might bid before you do. Using the bid buddy will help with this.
I recommend going on Deal Dash at late hours Monday through Thursday (not Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holidays). Also I don’t recommend going on during prime time hours after 5 or 6 pm on weekdays. There are many people online bidding but you never know, even during peak hours, you could win some good auctions. Main thing is you have to have patience!
By 49erFanForLife
how to win on DealDash

Players Tips on How To Win on DealDash

Hello everybody. I would like to share my bidding experience at DealDash auction. I started to bid at this auction approximately one year ago. It was new for me that’s why I had to discover how to win and what tactic would help me do that.

During my first week I bid on everything and I won some cheap items without any problems. But what I really wanted was to win something expensive and useful for me.  I recognized that I needed to study the other people bidding on DealDash and learn how they act. I find this is really important to know to be successful in the auction.
I spent a lot of time to learn people’s auction behavior.  What I learned to understand that is that some people bid everything in the beginning and some people start bidding later.  I just tried to remember who these people were and how they typically played. Another thing which is important to know is that it helps to know exactly what item you want and to focus on that item only.
I chose to go for a $1000 Samsung TV. I knew that I had to have enough bidding power to win this expensive TV and when the time was right I decided to bid till the end. I really felt that I had I chance to win and had a bit of lady luck on my side because I finally WON IT!!  I was very happy and feel like if you really want something it’s possible.
My recommendations to people who want to bid at DealDash, but don’t know how to win, is to try to bid on cheap things in the beginning and try to keep track of your competition by learn their bidding behavior. When you decide to bid on something really serious and expensive, you need to first accumulate power and knowledge for that. Don’t be afraid to lose because the buy it now is a very good option if you don’t win, as this allows you to get your bids returned.
Good luck!
– JoraKvakin
DealDash Win Story

My Best DealDash Win Story

My best DealDash win story was late this past spring when I won two kitchen chairs for under $9.00. I was very happy that I was able to get these exact matching chairs to replace the ones we had that were really past their safe use.

Another exciting detail about the win was that I was able to complete the entire process on my iPhone. The mobile site worked just fine and I could check in and see how the auction was going whenever I wanted and wherever I was. That day was graduation ceremony for my daughter’s boyfriend and I was able to keep up with the auction while still being part of the graduation ceremony.

DealDash has always been fair and honest. What you see is what you get. They don’t solicit you over the phone, there is no high pressure at any time. If you see something you want, just bid on it. If you run out of bids don’t fret, you can always get your bids back using the buy it now feature made available on every item.
DealDash has many exciting promotions, my favorite is the 2x 3x 4x and even 5x bid timers. You earn extra bids at a super fast rate when those are active. Spend a lot of money at Walmart? I sure do! Walmart cards are always a hot item here but don’t back out just because a lot of people bid on them. Use the auction as a way to boost your time towards the next free bid bonus and buy it now when your ready to checkout.
With all the ways to save on DealDash, I spend time each day there.
Good luck!
– Run199
Cabana Banana Chair

Relax with DealDash in a Cabana Banana Chair

I first starting using DealDash 4 years ago.  In that time I have been able to win many items for just a fraction of the cost of retail, like a beautiful Cabana Banana Chair.

This Cabana Banana chair was one of my best wins and sits beautifully on my front porch. It is made of twisted banana leaves which gives it an elegant look while being strong and sturdy. If I remember correctly, retail for this item was around $326.00 and my winning bid was less than $50.00.

Cabana Banana Chair

Cabana Banana Chair I won on DealDash

Many times I have been able to win $100.00 gift cards to my favorite restaurants and stores during “free” days where I ended up paying only the $0.01 processing fee for my item plus any bids I used.  Since I have become disabled and I am house bound, I have done most of my shopping through the internet.  The Amazon gift cards I received from DealDash has allowed me to purchase so many different things from bulk groceries, music, movies, books, gifts for the holidays, medical care items, as well as some clothing items and accessories.  However, for most groceries, I make out my list for the person who helps me and give her a WalMart gift card. This takes care of my purchases without having to keep cash on hand. I have also given her Subway and other restaurant gift cards to pick up meals for me as a treat.

I would not be able to afford some of the things I have without shopping on Deal Dash!  Just be sure to use your bids wisely.  Learn the patterns of how Deal Dash works.  Stock up on bids when the price drops, which is usually a few days before a Free of 50% sale.  Use the Bid Buddy once you have determined how much you are willing to pay in bids for the item, plus the winning cost.  Also make use of the times when the free bid rewards for collecting time counts 3 to 5 times as usual.  Its amazing how quickly time will be used up and extra free bids will be earned.  Deal Dash has made so many things in my life better and easier to accomplish!

Thank you for reading my story.

-Beth

Deals on Desk Chairs on DealDash

How to get a Deal on a Leather Ergonomic Desk Chair

Writing about my wins on DealDash.com has always been a source of pleasure for me.  I bid on items I want or need around my own home or gift cards that will be used for household purchases.  However, the wins I enjoy the most are for the cards or items I am planning to give away as gifts, like this Leather Ergonomic Desk Chair I recently won for my grandson.

While visiting one day at my daughter’s in late October, she told me to go look at the desk chair my youngest grandson had in his room.  He uses the chair not only to play video games, but also to do his homework.  The chair which I had purchased for him a few years ago was coming apart.  The stuffing was coming out of the seat cushion and pretty much was a disaster.  I decided a new desk chair would make a great Christmas gift for him this year.

It was only a week or so later I noticed DealDash had a lot of desk chairs available for a possible deal.  I decided if I wanted to get him a new chair maybe I could win one on DealDash, so when the auction came up for a Leather ergonomic desk chair with a retail value of $83, I thought this would be a good opportunity to try and win one.  I had never placed bids on a chair before so I was interested to see how the game would play out.  How many bidders were there?  How many bidders were slapping at each other?  And, who had their bid buddies set?  Once I determined there were only a few serious bidders on this chair I was able to set my bid buddy and watch to see the outcome.

Leather Ergonomic Desk Chair

Leather Ergonomic Desk Chair

Within a short period of time I won the deal. Plus, DealDash was having a half-off ending price sale.  So, a smart shopper is going to be watching for these kinds of deals to get an even better price on a special win.  I won the leather ergonomic desk chair with 141 bids using my bid buddy.  The final price I paid for the win was $2.11!  And, of course, on DealDash shipping is free.  What a great win for me, and my grandson is getting a new leather ergonomic desk chair for Christmas.

As a side note, my grandson comes to spend the night ever so often.  While I am on DealDash watching or bidding on auctions, he is usually playing one of his Wii games.  So a few weeks ago he looks over my shoulder to see what I am bidding on.  This particular night there just happened to be the exact same chair I have already won up for auction and he says “Look Grandma there’s something I could really use!”  Little does he know, Grandma already has it wrapped up just waiting for Christmas!

 

hello kitty

DealDash Supplies, My Secret Habit, Hello Kitty

 

My best friend and I were really happy when I started winning Hello Kitty items on DealDash. Looking at me, a woman in her 30’s with two children, including a young girl, you might say “Aww that’s cute, you and your daughter are best friends and you share her hobby.” No, I am talking about my best friend that I have known for years, another woman in her 30s!

We are both Hello Kitty fanatics, and between us we have at least 100 Hello Kitty items collected since childhood. I however, am quickly surpassing her in items for our collections because I am winning them like crazy on DealDash!

In the past few months I have gotten many wonderful and unique Hello Kitty items from DealDash including a popcorn popper, a laptop sleeve, a bluetooth keyboard for my iPad, a bluetooth speaker, a Mega Blocks cruise ship and camper, and a car charger for my iPhone, all Hello Kitty brand!

hello kitty

There have been many other Hello Kitty items up for bid that I haven’t even tried for yet, such as the Hello Kitty karaoke machine, clock radio, and baby stroller/baby carrier combo! And very early morning there was a new Hello Kitty item up for bid that I have never even seen in stores: a Hello Kitty bluetooth headset! Unfortunately I missed out on that one by putting too few bids in my Bid Buddy, thinking that I would wake up and jump back into the bidding when the price got a little higher. Imagine my surprise when I woke up to check my auction and someone had already won it for under $1!! One of the best DealDash tips I can share with you is to learn from my mistake and make sure that you have your Bid Buddy set up with as many bids as you are actually willing to pay for the item if you know that you won’t be around to watch the auction as it’s happening.

I am very excited that DealDash offers me a way to get more items for my collection without having to spend full price! I also love the fact that all of my items come to me with free shipping, it really saves a lot of money when you don’t have to pay for the cost of shipping. Thanks DealDash for making me smile every time I look around my house and see Hello Kitty everywhere.

About me: My name is Dawn and I love DealDash! I have only been bidding for around 8 months, but I am very patient and I have already won more than 165 auctions. I am a Mom of 2 and I live in Massachusetts. If you would like to watch any of my DealDash “Unboxings” on YouTube, see below.

 

TJ Maxx Humor

TJ MAXX – Great Place to Shop with Gift Cards from DealDash

DealDash.com is one of the best places to shop for deals whether you are looking for a particular item, like an iPad, iPhone, or TV; and, it is also a great place to shop for gift cards that can be used across the USA at your local shopping malls, such as TJ Maxx.

One of my favorite places to shop is TJ Maxx.  If I get lost for a few hours my family or friends know I must have gone in to TJ Maxx for a shopping excursion!

I have been fortunate to purchase and win many TJ Maxx cards on DealDash.  I once won, not too long ago, a $50 TJ Maxx gift card on DealDash for only $1.35!  I was really happy to win the card to add my collection since I knew I was going to be doing gift shopping for the holidays.  DealDash offers TJ Maxx cards up for auction in denominations of $10, $25, $50 and $100.  While I have tried many times to win a $100 card, the win still remains elusive.  When I do my shopping on DealDash I always use the buy it now option to purchase the cards I don’t win during the auction because I know I am going to be able to use it on some really good bargains in the TJ Maxx store.  I also get all of my DealDash bids back so I can try again.

One holiday tradition I started when my grandsons were very small is to buy them matching shirts for their Christmas photograph.  I have done this for more years than I can remember.  Knowing it is getting harder to find matching shirts for the boys as their sizes have gone into the small men’s sizes, I still felt the journey was worth it to try TJ Maxx for what is probably the last season of matching shirts for them.  I was delighted to find matching shirts in just the right size for both of them.  While the Ralph Lauren brand is not something I can usually afford, using my gift cards at TJ Maxx I was able to purchase the shirts.  If you are not a TJ Maxx shopper you may not realize the bargains they offer.  The shirts retailed for $59 each and I got them for $25.  As you can see in the photo the shirts fit great, the boys are my sunshine and I am one proud grandma to say they belong to me!  Thanks DealDash for having such great gift card brands available for us to bid on and win or purchase too.

It sure makes this Grandma’s day!

TJ Maxx and Ralph Lauren