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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.

DealDash Thanks You for Reading

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.

Thanks for Reading

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.

Do you need home items? Go check DealDash for organization and kitchen auctions. DealDash has all of the 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.

Thanks for Reading

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.