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DealDash Helps Winterize Your Backyard

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Now is the time to start winterizing your lawn and garden. Here are some tips from DealDash to get the job done.

Your outside plants have looked beautiful for you all summer long, making your backyard a location you’re proud of. Effectively winterizing your grass and also yard plants is an essential tool for healthy turf, as well as strong plants following year. You should also keep in mind to care for your exterior lawn devices, including your grass and horticulture items, and also all of your yard decorations. A little time invested this fall will certainly make your plants, grass, and landscape design a lot more pleasurable the following springtime! Read on for some great tips and information from DealDash.

A Little Work Now, an Easier Time Later

Always begin with the simple work. Firstly, you will want to either cover or store away your delicate planters and wind chimes, as well as your deck furnishings. Unglazed terra-cotta planters left full of dirt outdoors will certainly frequently burst or crack in the freezing temperature levels. It is best to cleanse them and also put them in a storage space location where they are safeguarded from the outdoors. This actally happened to me last year – I left a terra-cotta pot outside, and by the time of the first snowfall my pot had cracked down the side and is not useless.

Relocate Your Bird Feeders

Fall is the season to relocate your birdfeeders and also to begin equipping your winter month’s animal feeding cupboard. Your feathery pals will certainly be crowding to your feeders for that nourishing nibble during the winter. Keep in mind to maintain your feeders during the wintertime as the birds require trusted food resources via the cold weather. Try to relocate your bird feeders to a place that will still be accessible to you when there is snow on the ground. A bird feeder with no way to put food in it is no good to your little chirpy friends.

Take Care of the Garden

After doing the simple jobs, carry on to the tougher winterizing tasks. Prepare to winterize the veggie patch. After the initial frost, eliminate the yearly plants as well as dead plant life. You can include this product to your compost heap. You’ll also want to pull seasonal weeds, then put down mulch in your yard for the wintertime. Consider using rubber mulch, as you will have to put down much, much less each year compared to traditional mulch.

Raking the Leaves

In most lawns, there’s the significant task of raking fallen leaves. These are excellent either in the compost heap or as straight compost on the yard. Seasonal blossoms should be surrounded by a hefty layer of compost. Wait to trim your trees till later on in the winter months.

Cover Your Hedges

After the ground freezes, you can mulch your seasonal blossoms as well as recently grown trees. Some hedges will require being covered in cloth to shield them from wind damages, sunlight scald, and also various other winter months injury such as snow.

Care for Your Mower

Finally, be sure to put away your lawnmower properly for the winter. Drain the gas from your lawnmower into a container for disposal. If you do not wish to ‘lose’ that little of gas, include a gas conditioner prior to the long winter season. Make sure to comply with the instructions on the bottle.

Also, care for every one of your landscape design tools prior to storing it for the cool winter season. Wash them and also dry them. If you take time to hone the blades before putting them away, you’ll see that the first grass trimming task in the springtime will be a little bit less complicated. As a final task, care for their fresh sharp blades by using a little spray oil for the blades. Then all that’s left to do is store them somewhere dry like your garage, shed, or basement.

Need a Place to Store Your Tools?

DealDash offers many storage solutions for lawn and garden equipment. If you go to the Home, Garden, and Tools category on DealDash you will find many choices. There are many different styles such as wall units, shelving, and free-standing closets. These items look great in a basement, garage, or workshop.

Thanks for Reading

Thanks so much for checking out this blog post on tips and ideas to winterize your lawn. Remember to check back often for new blog posts each week. 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.

How to Keep Busy When Snowed In – DealDash

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Being snowed in and unable to leave the house is no fun! Here are some inside activities to keep you busy while you wait.

Young, middle-aged, or older, there’s nothing fun about being unable to leave the house if you want to. You never realize how much you need a little time outside of the house until you can’t go further than your driveway to shovel or snow blow. Here are some ideas from DealDash to keep you occupied.

Clean Out the Fridge

There’s no better time to use up all of the leftovers and random items in your fridge than when you’re snowed in. You never know when the power might go out due to too much ice and snow on the power lines, so figure out what you can cook and eat today and what needs to be thrown away.

Build a Donation Pile

Today is the perfect day to go through all of your winter clothing and see what is appropriate to donate. Give away anything that is too small or that you haven’t worn yet this winter. Also, donate items that you don’t plan on wearing anymore after this winter is over.

Besides clothing, see if there are any old towels, sheets, or comforters that you can donate. If you’re planning on getting new bedding or towels in the near future, why not donate these now? Then see if you can win some new ones on DealDash? If you don’t happen to win you can always BIN (Buy It Now). You will receive all of your bids back as well as get free shipping on the items. Isn’t that a great deal?

Binge Watch That TV Show

Binge-watching TV isn’t usually an activity that I recommend. However, if you’re stuck inside your house for the next day or so, why not? Make some hot cocoa, pop some popcorn, and settle in for a long day of TV watching. Enjoy the show!

Bid on DealDash

Hey, you’re stuck inside anyway, why not spend the day bidding on DealDash?! DealDash will keep you busy all day with auctions in all categories such as Computers & Electronics, Fashion, Health, & Beauty, Gift Cards, and more! When you’re bidding it’s not just wasting time, for every second that you’re the highest bidder in an auction you’re working towards free bids on your bid meter. 

Reading the DealDash Tips Blog and our sister blog DealDash Reviews daily is one way to stay “in the loop” when it comes to upcoming promotions and sales.

I hope that you found this new DealDash Reviewed article on ways to stay busy in a snowstorm helpful. If you are shopping for a new home item, kid’s toy, garden implement, or other, check DealDash first. Visit DealDash now. DealDash wants to entertain you and save you money. 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 Winter Weekend Fun Ideas

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Winter, snow, and fun aren’t normally words that I would put together. However, here are some ideas from DealDash to make this wintery weekend lots of fun.

No matter what the weather outside it seems like my kids always want to go outside and play. I guess that’s what I get for limiting their screen time! Being originally from North Carolina I have an intense dislike of Boston winters, but I try to find fun outside activities anyway. Here are some fun outdoor activities from DealDash that you can do in winter. Some are for kids specifically, and some are for anyone 5-95!

Snow Painting

No, you don’t use real paint for snow painting, though it does require a couple of materials that you will have to be sure that you have on hand. You’ll need a clean squeeze bottle of any kind such as a ketchup, mustard, or shampoo bottle. You can also buy bottles at the dollar store that are meant to store ketchup and mustard. When you have your empty (clean) squeeze bottles, fill them with water that is colored with food coloring. Take them outside and draw pictures on the snow.

Snow Creatures

If the kids are tired of making the same old snowman every snowstorm, why not try to make snow creatures next time instead? There are plenty of critters that are fairly simple to make out of the snow such as a sea turtle or a snake.

You don’t have to stick to real animals, either! Have a contest to see who can make the most interesting snow creature using the snow and whatever other materials that can be found in your yard such as stones, sticks, leaves, etc.

Winter Walk & Animal Hunt

Not that kind of hunting! Before you leave your house make a checklist of animals that you are reasonably likely to see in your neighborhood or local park such as rabbits, birds, squirrels, skunks, possums, deer, etc. See if you can find all of the animals on your checklist.

Snow Throw

Make a large bullseye target out of a cardboard box and take it outside. Mount it in a tree, on a fence, or on top of the car. See who can get the most direct hits to the target with snowballs. You could also make multiple targets and put them at different distances so younger and older players have a fair playing field.

If you decide to stay indoors instead, don’t forget to read the DealDash Tips  and Reviews Blogs daily to stay “in the loop” when it comes up upcoming DealDash promotions and sales.

I hope that you found this new DealDash article on outdoor snow fun helpful. If you are shopping for a home item, kid’s toy, garden implement, or other, check DealDash first. DealDash has it all! Visit DealDash now. DealDash wants to make your home more beautiful. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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 Winter Dates

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Winter is not typically a time that’s great for dating if you live somewhere that gets a lot of snow. Here are some indoor and outdoor date ideas from DealDash.

Burrrrrr! Who wants to leave the house when it’s cold and snowy outside? Well, if you’ve got a hot date, maybe it will motivate you to take off those fuzzy slippers and put on some boots instead. DealDash has some fun and relatively inexpensive winter date ideas.

Ice Skating

I’m personally not a fan of ice skating, but lots of people love it! If you look at the happy couple above you can see that they are having a lot of fun out on the ice even though they might not be the best skaters. There’s a learning curve to ice skating, maybe you could challenge your date to learn how to ice skate well by the end of the winter.

Movies

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are all times when great new movies usually come out. Get your fill of popcorn and romantic comedies at the movie theater this winter. Pro tip: Check the theaters near you, any theaters have discounted evening movies on Tuesdays or Wednesdays during the week.

Tubing

Tubing is the grown-up version of sledding down a hill. Normally you trudge up a giant hill with your tube in hand, similar to the water-tubing rides at the water park in the summer. It’s a lot of fun and doesn’t require a lot of skill like skiing or snowboarding does.

Make Cookies

Cookies aren’t just for Christmas! Get out that KitchenAid stand mixer and whip up some delicious cookies with your date. And even better, the second part of the date is eating the cookies! If you’re not much for cookies, how about pie instead? The first crops of strawberries and blueberries seem to be arriving at the supermarket right about now, get some and make a delicious pie.

Hockey Game

There’s no more appropriate sport for winter than hockey. Get out there and show some team spirit and go see a hockey game on your date. Do matching face paint for bonus couple’s points!

I hope that you found these winter date ideas from DealDash fun! For winter snow removal tools such as shovels, scrapers, and snow blowers check DealDash first. DealDash has everything you need. Visit DealDash now to save. DealDash now offers free bids for product reviews, check it out! Good luck and happy DealDash bidding everyone!
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DealDash Makes Snow Ice Cream

DealDash Snow Ice Cream

I can think of 3 good things about snow – snow days, snowmen, and snow ice cream.

Have you ever had snow ice cream? As someone who grew up in North Carolina, I had never even heard of it until I went on a trip to Ohio. I saw more snow during my 4 days in Ohio than I had seen in my whole 17 years of life. This was when I was introduced to the “snow slushy,” which was really just snow with 7-UP poured on top. Living in Massachusetts, my tastes have become a little more refined, hence the snow ice cream.

What is It?

Truthfully, it’s really not that much more difficult to make than the snow slushy, and requires only 5 basic ingredients. However, as with most ice creams, you can get as creative as you like with different ingredients. Here is the recipe for the basic snow ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (Keep this in the fridge for about an hour before use)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 8 cups clean snow

I cannot stress enough that this needs to be clean snow. My suggestion to you is to capture some fresh snow as it’s falling with a large mixing bowl. You can put this bowl somewhere on your porch, deck, or front steps, and keep an eye on it as it’s filling up with snow.

Directions:

  1. Using a large bowl, pour the milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt together and whisk. Make sure the bowl is large enough and made of light plastic to minimize any heat transfer.
  2. Measure out 8 cups of clean snow and mix it immediately with the vanilla milk mixture. Do this very quickly, and preferably outside since you don’t want the snow to melt.
  3. Mix until you have your desired consistency of ice cream. If you don’t want to eat it immediately, put it in the freezer to chill.

Really, it’s that easy. There are many other ingredients that you can mix in with the basic recipe to make even more exotic and delicious. Here are a few ideas:

  • Peppermint extract
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate cocoa mixture
  • Strawberry syrup or real strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Peanut butter
  • Marshmallow fluff

I hope that you found this article deliciously interesting. Remember to check back every day on DealDash Reviews and DealDash Tips for new blog articles. If you’d like to get any new kitchen items check out DealDash. DealDash has knives, bowls, tea kettles and more. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!Rachael Ray 10-Ounce Round Ramekins Set of 4

DealDash Fun Winter Facts

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Love it or hate it, winter is an interesting season. Here are some fun facts about winter from DealDash.

Are you the sort of person that embraces the winter season? Do you love to get into your winter gear and go frolic in the snow? Or are you the sort of person who would rather huddle under the covers and wait for winter to end? No matter if winter is your most or least favorite season, here are some fun winter facts from DealDash.

Huge Snowflakes, Huge Snowmen

According to the Guinness World Records, on January 28, 1887, a snowflake 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, making it the largest snowflake ever observed. Now that’s a huge snowflake, DealDash fans!

The largest recorded snowman ever built was in Bethel, Maine, in February 1999. The 113-foot, 7-inch snowman was larger than the previous record held by a snowman in Yamagata, Japan, at 96 feet and 7 inches.

Snowmagddon

President Barack Obama popularized the phrase “Snowmagddon” when two blizzards in 2010 struck during the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting. The blizzards broke snowfall records in the mid-Atlantic region, and after the second snowstorm, 68.1% of the U.S. was blanketed by snow. Who would have thought that President Obama had such a good sense of humor?

Warming Up the Car

Many people let their cars run for several minutes before actually driving it, supposedly to “warm up” the motor. This might help you feel warmer when you get inside, it doesn’t actually have any benefit to your car. Almost all engines are perfectly fine being driven right from starting it, no matter what the temperature might be. Personally, I love my remote starter on my car. I love to get into the car when it’s nice and toasty, and my seat all heated up.

Winter Sickness

A very common misconception is that being out in the cold will make you sick. This is a popular wives tale but is untrue. Getting a “cold” is from a virus or bacteria that makes you sick, not the weather. No matter how many times I tell my mother-in-law this, she doesn’t believe me!

I hope that you found these winter facts from DealDash interesting. DealDash has winter snow removal tools such as shovels, scrapers, and snow blowers. DealDash has everything you need. Visit DealDash now to save. DealDash now offers free bids for reviewed products, check it out! Good luck and happy DealDash bidding everyone!

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Fight Winter Weather with Snow Joe

Fight Winter Weather with Snow Joe

I am originally from North Carolina, I moved up here to Massachusetts in 2004, so you would think that I would be used to the weather by now! However, every time the weather turns cold I dread the ice and the snow. Luckily, Dealdash offers some awesome winter products, including Snow Joe!

The first product that DealDash offers that’s great for the winter is probably the most obvious– The snow blower! There are a few different brands, but the one that I think that I see come up most often is the Snow Joe brand. There are a few different varieties of the Snow Joe, but the one that I think I see come up most often is the 18” electric snow blower. 18” is a great width for a snow blower– It’s wide enough for a sidewalk or walkway, and perfect for a small to medium size driveway. It’s the perfect size because it takes much less space to store than one of the wider ones, yet it still has a lot of snow clearing power. This snow blower has a 13.5 AMP motor, which translates into being able to move up to 800 pounds of snow per minute! Can you imagine how much your back will thank you when you use this snow blower from DealDash?

Another great winter product that DealDash offers is ice scrapers with brushes for the car! I have no idea how, but it seems like I misplace my ice scraper every year or so and need to get a new one. It was time to get a new one this year, and I was so happy that I started seeing them come up for bid on DealDash last month. The one that I got was the Hoppy Ice Crusher Extendable Snow brush, and I have used it a few times since it arrived. It breaks up the ice really well, and the extending brush is really great for shorter people (like me!) to be able to brush the snow off of the top of the car. I am really very happy with it, it feels very sturdy and works well. Dealdash also offers a smaller scraper, made by Snow Joe, that has a brass blade and is compact and perfect to stash in your glove compartment for when you need it.

These great winter products come up pretty often on DealDash, so my best advice would be to do a search for the winter product that you are interested in and hit the blue “Alert Me” button at the bottom of the product screen, and DealDash will send you an email when there is one coming up for bid soon. That way you will know when they are coming, and you can go book your Bid Buddy! Good luck Winning some great winter items!

Fight Winter Weather with Snow Joe

My name is Dawn, and I am a Mom of 2 in Massachusetts. I love DealDash as well as YouTube, if you would like to see one of my DealDash “unboxing” videos, check out the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO3Wdmo2sv0