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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.

Thanks for Reading

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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 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 Advises on Laundry Stain Removal

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Washing your clothing is easy, but what about when there’s a tough stain? Here are some suggestions and tips for laundry stain removal from DealDash.

It’s happened to the best of us – you’re out to dinner and you get a drop of red wine, sauce, or other food stain on your brand new light-colored shirt. Or perhaps it wasn’t you, but one of your kids spilling something on your outfit when you’re out in public. You attempt to rub it off with a napkin, but it only gets worse. You aren’t headed back home for hours, are you doomed to have a stained outfit? Maybe – but maybe not! Read these helpful tips from DealDash for removing laundry stains from your clothing.

Ink

Did your or your husband get ink on your clothing at work? Or maybe it was the kids playing in the pen drawer! Is it possible to get out ink stains? Yep! Grab a can of hairspray! It might sound a little strange, but the alcohol in the spray will help to lift the ink from the fabric – apply directly onto the stain, leave on for 30 – 45 seconds, and wipe away with a damp cloth. Launder after.

Paint

It’s possible to get paint out of clothing, and luckily most paint that is marketed towards children is water-based (acrylic) This paint can be removed by rinsing the back of the stain with warm water. Next, wash in the machine with your regular laundry detergent.

Unfortunately, oil-based paint is a little bit trickier. First, check garment care label and do not attempt this method if your clothing is made from rayon, acetate or triacetate. Next, test on an inconspicuous area of the garment first. Be sure to wear rubber gloves. If this doesn’t work, take it to the dry cleaners. Maybe they will have better luck.

Blood

Small cuts and scrapes can result in tough blood stains. The trick here is to use cold water to rinse the affected garment ­– hot water will merely set the stain further. Try spraying or pouring on a little hydrogen peroxide before you rinse the garment in cold water. It should bubble away most of the blood.

Tomato Sauce / Ketchup

Amazingly,  lemons can help get rid of many red sauce stains. The acidity in the lemon juice works to cut through the oil – just rub a cut lemon over the stain before rinsing with water.

I hope that you found this new DealDash article on laundry stains helpful. If you are shopping for Tide pods, an iron, art supplies, or other, check DealDash first. DealDash has it all! Visit DealDash now. DealDash wants to make your life easier. 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 Saves Your Sweaters

DealDash Saves Sweaters Everyone who has accidentally ruined a sweater, raise your hand…I admit it, I have ruined quite a few sweaters before I learned how to care for them properly. Let DealDash help you save your sweaters.

If you’re wondering how to properly care for your sweaters, you’re in the right place. Now that we are in the cold wintry January weather I bet most of you have brought out your sweaters and are wearing them frequently. Sweaters are great! They are warm, cozy, comfortable, stylish, but also difficult to clean without ruining them. Here is a quick primer from DealDash on how to keep your sweaters in tip-top shape this winter so you can enjoy them again next winter.

Ditch the Pills

If you were to walk down the sweater aisle of your local thrift shop, you will see dozens upon dozens of perfectly good sweaters with a minor problem – pills! You can get rid of those pesky pills with either a battery operated fabric shaver, a  de- fuzzing comb, or even a razor! These little sweater-savers will eliminate your pills when they appear.

Don’t be alarmed at the pills – both high-quality and low-quality knits will almost always pill at some point. If you can get into a habit of de-fuzzing your sweaters as soon as they come out of storage for the season it will make your life go more smoothly. Once you’re done with the sweaters for the season give them a quick once-over with the de-fuzzer of your choice and pack them away. Easy!

Wash Them Carefully!

I never dry clean anything, and most sweaters say dry clean only. I purchased the Dryell at-home wash, but it’s really just easier to hand wash. The directions are simple, but make sure you do a little of research on the fabric content of your sweater before you do anything. Here are the easy directions for hand-washing your sweater:

  1. Starting with a clean sink, fill your sink up with water and add a mild detergent. They make special “sweater detergents,” but I personally just use a bit of Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo to wash mine.
  2. Being gentle, agitate any stains as well as the underarms with your hands, then let it soak for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with cool water, then roll the sweater up in a bath towel to get most of the water out, but be sure not to wring it out.
  4. Lay the sweater flat to dry. Do not hang on a hanger to dry, this will distort the shoulders. Personal experience speaking here!

I hope that you found this article on taking care of your sweaters helpful. Be sure to check back here as well as our sister blog DealDash Tips every day for fresh new articles. If you need anything for your laundry room or bathroom be sure to check DealDash first. DealDash has items for the home. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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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 Demystifies Laundry

Are you a laundry expert? As the person responsible for the laundry of 5 people on a daily basis I have to be an expert!

Here are a few tips and tricks about doing laundry that I have learned throughout the years. Some are common sense, but others might surprise you. Read on…

Towels – Towels are a tricky piece of laundry. The first thing that I ever learned about washing towels is only wash towels with other towels. If you wash your towels with your other laundry you are asking for a linty mess. Other than the lint, you should wash your towels by themselves because you shouldn’t use fabric softener when washing your towels. Why? Because fabric softener will make your towels less absorbent over time. If you would like to do a “reset” on your towels and remove all of the left over fabric softener just wash a load of towels the first with vinegar and hot water, and then a second wash with baking soda and hot water. I would also suggest that you might want to get some “dryer balls”, they are round with rubber spikes on them to remove some of the static without using fabric softener sheets. I have some that are adorable hedgehogs!

Fading – There are a few ways that you can slow the fading of your clothing, the first way is to add a teaspoon of salt into your wash! Yep, just toss it right in there! You should also wash (and dry) your dark clothing inside out to help prevent fading.

Shrinking – To prevent your jeans from shrinking let them tumble dry on LOW for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes they won’t be soaking wet anymore, just hang them up with a pants hanger and let them dry the rest of the way hanging up.

Sweaters – Most people know that they shouldn’t put sweaters in the dryer to prevent shrinking, but did you also know that you shouldn’t let them dry on hangers, either? You should lay your sweaters flat to dry. It will prevent the bumps on the shoulders that form when the sweater is dried on a hanger.

Of course, the best tip of all is to get your laundry supplies on DealDash! DealDash has laundry detergents, stain pre-treaters, hampers, laundry bags, and even portable washing machines. Just click this link here and it will take you to all of the great laundry-related items that DealDash auctions off regularly. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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