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DealDash Health: Get Healthy With Housework

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Why not combine two chores into one? Here’s how you can get healthy while doing housework. Here are some ideas from DealDash.

While housework might not be people’s favorite thing to do it is actually a great way to start getting healthy. The following are some easy ways to sneak in some exercise while doing your daily household chores, from DealDash.

Bending is Exercise

Try to sneak in bending exercises wherever possible. For example, if you are picking up the laundry or a back of groceries work in a lunge or a squat. You will see some great results after doing this for a while consistently. If you have small children or pets you are probably picking things up off of the floor all day long. Incorporate in some lunges each time and you’ll be on your way to having muscled legs in no time.

Vacuuming Works Up a Sweat

Vacuuming can be another opportunity to add in some exercise moves to get yourself healthy. You can add lunges and make extended reaching movements while you are vacuuming. You can also doing chores that require a lot of muscles like scrubbing the walls and floors regularly. All are excellent ways to get fit while enjoying the benefit of a clean house.

Skip the Tools That Make Chores Easier

If you have the time you will want to go for more calorie burning house cleaning options like hand washing your clothes. You can also try raking leaves instead of using a leaf blower or using a push mower instead of a riding lawn mower. By making choices like these you will be doing a lot to help yourself get fit and healthy.

Music Helps You Clean and Dance

One thing that you can do in order to get yourself motivated to clean is creating a list of music that really gets you moving. This way you can enjoy listening to music that you enjoy while getting your home clean. You might not even think that the housework is as troublesome as it once was if you are enjoying music while you are doing it. If you throw in some dance steps while sweeping or dusting, all the better!

Thanks for Reading

As you can see it is very simple to get healthy while cleaning your home. Getting fit while doing housework is a lot simpler than you would think. With a few simple moves added and something as simple as listening to your favorite music, you will enjoy being healthy and have a clean house.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on getting healthy while cleaning 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 exercise or cleaning items? Go check DealDash for vacuums and exercise gear. DealDash has all of the health 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: Surprising Things That Clean Windows

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You might be surprised at how many different ways there are to clean your windows. Let DealDash enlighten you…

Do you find it hard to clean your windows properly? Besides the “elbow grease” that you have to use, you also have to buy special products…Or do you? Luckily for you, this might not be your only option. To add a bit of shine on your windows, you can use some products that you already have in your home. You will find that your work will be easier and you will also save money.

Ammonia, for Long-Term Cleaning

If you want your windows to stay clean for an extended period of time, try mixing ammonia with a dishwashing product (like Dawn!); this creates a protective layer on your window. Put some water in a pot or bucket and add a cup of ammonia and a cup of dishwashing solution. Mix them together and then clean the windows with a soft cloth that you have dunked in the solution.

Rubbing Alcohol Eliminates the Fingerprints

Fingerprints disappear if the window is cleaned with rubbing alcohol. How do you accomplish this? Dilute the rubbing alcohol in some water then add a few drops of essential oils to create a pleasant smell in your room. Try lavender, lemon, or eucalyptus. After you have cleaned the window, you will not need to rinse.

Potatoes Remove Stubborn Stains

You’re not going to believe this one! When you have dirty windows with old caked on spots and stains, try to eliminate them using a slice of raw potato. Rub the spot and wait 5-10 minutes until the spots start to dry. Clean them with a mix of rubbing alcohol and water after the area has dried.

Try Vinegar for Mineral Deposits on Windows

The windows that are close to the sink in your kitchen or your bathroom can get dirty with spots of mineral deposits from the splashed water. Don’t worry because white vinegar is your best friend in this case. Dilute some white vinegar in water. Spray the solution on your window and clean it with a soft cloth.

Salt Eliminates the Matte Film

Many windows, especially those in your kitchen, have a matte appearance. This is because of the film made up of dirt, steam or oil spots. These spots can be cleaned when you use kitchen salt. Dissolve it in white vinegar and water then rub your windows with a sponge.

Baking Soda Eliminates Paint Spots

Have you re-painted and weren’t extra careful? If your window has paint spots that have become hardened after some time, you can use a solution of 1/2 a cup of hot water and a Tablespoon of baking soda. Soak a cloth in this solution and rub it on the paint spot until it disappears. You might have to scrub a little.

Congratulations, you now have the cleanest windows in town, and you didn’t break the budget with cleaning products!

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks a bunch for reading the newest DealDash article on cleaning your windows. 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 do leave a comment below.

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

DealDash Gets Your Cleaning Schedule in Shape

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DealDash would like to help you get on a cleaning schedule. Scheduling your cleaning at home can make life easier.

Have you ever thought about creating a cleaning schedule? If your house feels like a mess, perhaps you should. It is much easier to complete tasks with a schedule for cleaning your home than to have it all pile up. What’s your favorite part of cleaning? Being done with cleaning, of course!

A housekeeping schedule can be created for a day, a week, a quarter or even a season. If you’ve never had a cleaning schedule and your house is reasonably clean you might wonder, “why even bother?” After reading the reasons I list below, you might want to think again.

Top 4 Reasons to Make a Schedule

  1. A schedule gives you the time to prioritize what needs to be cleaned the most

Making a cleaning schedule allows you to focus on specific stuff that you use daily. You know that the dishes have to be washed daily, then there is laundry to be done, etc. A schedule will make you prioritize the most important items and other items you use in your house.

If you are good about keeping up with your new cleaning schedule, it’s going to make life easier. The daily list will be short enough, allowing you to accomplish everything on it. You will hit all the spots that are in real need of a cleaning; this is the most positive effect you will have from a cleaning schedule.  

Don’t Go Alone

  1. A schedule Encourages everyone in the home participate in the cleaning

If you’re an overworked parent, have you ever thought about this? Why do you feel like you are the only one in your home that does the cleaning? Or why are you the only one who can “see” what stuff must be cleaned, while everyone else is minding their own business, ignoring the mess? Then you feel unhappy with everyone?

You are not alone. Thus, creating a cleaning schedule on paper or a white board can resolve this problem. Put it on the fridge or some other spot where everyone can see it and talk with your family about it. Make sure everyone understands that you have expectations from them to keep up with their tasks on the list.

  1. Everything in your house will stay clean (most of the time)

I guess everyone had a ‘thing’ in their home that got so filthy you were almost unable to save it, or it took a long time to get it clean again. It might have been a microwave, a pan, or something in the garage. Make sure this does not happen again by following your schedule. Assuming you respect the schedule, the main areas will always be always clean. You won’t face this problem ever again.

  1. A schedule allows you to get the housework done, and also have free time

When you make a cleaning schedule you won’t end up cleaning your home all day. Finally, cleaning must come to an end. Having a clean home is a must so that you can have a beautiful place to live and relax. Following a cleaning schedule is going to allow you to accomplish those results and give you free time to do what you really want – have fun!

Thanks for Reading

In conclusion, thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on cleaning. 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.

It’s time to beautify your home. Go check DealDash for art, housewares, and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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

DealDash Hangs the Laundry

Some people might say that hanging the laundry outside is ridiculous to bother with when you have a nice dryer inside. But there’s just something about laundry dried outside…

I get it, I get it – you have an expensive new dryer that you got when you bought your new HE washing machine. Why would you hang your laundry outside when you have a nice dryer inside? A few reasons, actually. Here are some of the benefits of hanging your laundry outside to dry in the spring, summer, and fall.

  • It’s cheaper! Things being cheaper is my main motivation for a lot of the things that I do. If you are drying your clothing in your washing machine you are using either gas or electric, and you are most likely making your house a bit hotter as well, which means your air conditioner has to come on more often as well. If you hang your clothing out to dry after they are washed you eliminate both of these money-wasting activities.
  • The sun is anti-bacterial. If you have a child who has “accidents” in either their under wear or in their bed, hanging them out to dry in the sunshine can completely remove the scent if there is any left behind after washing. Also, if any of your laundry got a little bunched up while it was washing, and didn’t get 100% clean, the sun will take care of the rest.
  • You don’t need dryer sheets. I know that I am in the minority, but I hate dryer sheets. I hate how they smell. I hate their waxy feel, and I hate how they seem to leave a little bit of a film on your bath towels that makes them less absorbent. When you hang your clothes out to dry on the line it eliminates the need for the dryer sheets, which makes me very happy.

There are still a couple of months left that you can hang your laundry outside before it gets too cold. Take advantage of the free sunshine and fresh air and get out there! After you’re done hanging the laundry, come back in and check out DealDash. DealDash has Tide liquid, Tide pods, and even small washing machines up for auction! Check out this link right here and see the laundry supplies. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Cleans Up Your Carpet

Aren’t carpet stains the worst? Well, DealDash is here to help you with some tips to get the stains out.

Picture it, you’re having a party, the snacks and drinks are flowing freely, and you hear “Oops!! My wine!” You inwardly sigh and go get paper towels to at least do a little damage control. The next day you see what an awful stain it really is, and you wonder how you will ever get that stain out.

Or perhaps parties aren’t your thing. Maybe you have your grandchildren over for a visit while their parents are busy. You decide to be the “Cool, fun Grandma” and let them get out the paints. Soon enough you hear “Whhhaahhh Grandmaaa I made a messsss!” Just like in the example above you do a little damage control in the moment and try to deal with the stain later on.

DealDash is here to help, no matter what your situation or stain there are some ways to (hopefully) completely remove it, or at least make it much less noticeable. Here we have a list of some of the most common stains and the best ways to go about removing them.

Wine – Wine is notorious for staining the carpet. It’s fairly simple to treat if you deal with it immediately, though. Immediately put salt on the stain, then blot with club soda, then finish with a rinse of lukewarm water.

Blood/Coffee – Blood and coffee are removed in the same way. After blotting up the excess blot or spray with hydrogen peroxide then clean with a sponge and warm (dish)soapy water.

Gum – You can remove gum the same way that you can remove it from hair. Put ice on the gum long enough for it to become hard and semi-frozen, then peel it off.

Ketchup – Kids love ketchup and are messy, which is a bad combination for your carpet. Mix 1/2 a tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 a cup of water and blot until gone. Finish up with a rinse of lukewarm water.

Wax – You can remove candle wax from your carpet by letting it dry, then placing a brown paper bag (like from a grocery store), and ironing the wax. If there is a lot of wax then you will have to repeat the process with fresh bags until the wax is removed.

If you are still having trouble with stains after trying these tips and tricks DealDash has a great spot and stain remover that’s made by Bissell, as well as a huge selection of vacuums made by various well-known brands. If you’d like to see the Bissell stain remover just click this link here, and if you would like to see the selection of vacuum cleaners then just click here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Stays on Task

Time management is an important skill to have, especially if you have work and family obligations. Let DealDash give you tips on how to stay on task and get things done.

What are some of the reasons that you can’t seem to fit everything in your day? I have thought about what affects me, and the list that I have come up with is:

  • Checking my email on my smartphone 20 times per day
  • Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram
  • People interrupting me when I am trying to work
  • Not being organized enough
  • General distractions

Your list of time management roadblocks might be similar to mine or completely different. The way to go about solving these problems is fairly similar though. Read on, and picture yourself taking these positive steps to staying on task.

Looking at my list of time suckers I can knock the first two off by being less glued to my phone. Do you have an email and social media problem like I do? Then set a reasonable amount of “reward” minutes that you can check your email and social media per hour, or after you are done completing a project. If you find yourself “cheating” and looking at your email and social media when you aren’t supposed to then you might have to take action and purposefully leave your phone in the car or in another room.

The next item I have on my list is people interrupting me when I am trying to work. Those people who I am referring to are my kids – but in your situation it could be your chatty co-worker, your spouse, or a friend who likes to talk to you while you are working. My answer to this particular problem is headphones. My kids have learned that when they see my big Beats headphones on while I am typing on my Chromebook that conversations with Mommy are off-limits. If a 4 & 8-year-old can learn this your co-workers and spouse can, too!

Next on the list is the fact that I am sometimes a bit disorganized. The papers and clutter are easy to organize with a few organizational items, but my main problem is disorganized thoughts. For this problem I actually text and email myself regularly. Trust me, it helps.

Finishing up the list is general distractions. Personally, this is the most difficult time management problem for me. Since I am lucky enough to work at home there are 10 different distractions going on all at once, from the delivery person ringing the doorbell, my phone ringing with telemarketers, dishes piling up in the sink, the list goes on and on. My way to combat this is making a “To Do” list every day with the most important things at the top. I might not get through the entire list every day, but it’s a step in the right direction.

If you would like to use some of my strategies to stay on task such as using headphones be sure to check out DealDash. You can get your very own Beats headphones at this link right here. If getting your things organized is what you think will help you then check out this link right here, it will take you to some items on DealDash that will help you avoid the clutter. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

DealDash Helps: Clean Your HE Washer

Most people have changed over to HE (high efficiency) washing machines. They need to be cleaned differently than a regular washer.

HE washing machines are prone to growing mold and mildew because instead of leaving the lid up like you might do with a classic top loading washer most people just shut the door of the HE washer. Some people do this because they don’t realize that mold and mildew can grow in their washer easily, or some people might close the door because they keep their washer in a closet and the closet door won’t shut when the washer’s door is open.

Prevention is the easiest way to keep your HE washing machine mold and mildew free, but the second best way is by giving your HE machine a proper cleaning every month or so. Most HE washers have a “machine cleaning” setting, but there is a little prep work that you need to do before you use that cycle.

  • Wash out the inside of the washer drum and the inside of the door/glass with either bleach or your favorite bleach-based cleaning product
  • Using an old washcloth use your bleach/bleach cleaner to clean around the seal of the washer, pulling it away from the washer a bit to get in all of the nooks and crannies where mold and mildew can hide
  • After cleaning around the seal, soak a washcloth in white vinegar and rub all over the seal, letting it sit for about 20 minutes
  • Wipe off the vinegar with a dry cloth
  • Remove the detergent tray and wash in the kitchen sink
  • Wash the detergent compartment with your bleach cleaner
  • Replace the detergent tray and add 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • NOW you are finally ready to run the “machine cleaning” cycle on your washer
  • After the cycle is over remove the detergent tray again
  • Leave the detergent try out to dry overnight
  • Leave the washing machine door open overnight
  • You’re done! It’s clean! No more mildew!

Now that everything is clean and sparkly I bet you are ready to do a load of laundry. DealDash often has laundry detergent, laundry baskets, and fabric softener up for auction. These are great products to bid on, because of you don’t happen to win you can always BIN (Buy It Now) for retail price, get all of your bids back immediately, and receive free shipping on the item, no matter how heavy. Click on this link here and it will take you to the laundry items on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.