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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.

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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.

Do you need lawn items? Go check DealDash for lawn and garden auctions. DealDash has all of the outdoor 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 Gardens: 3 Must-Have Gardening Tools

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Gardening season is almost here! Read this article and be prepared with these three must-have gardening tools from DealDash.

Gardening can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work. When you have the right gardening tools, it can be easier to plant the type of plants that you want. You may not know what type of tools you need to have a successful garden. Here are the three must-have garden tools that you need for gardening, from DealDash.


Clearing Tools


One of the most important tools that you need is clearing tools. They are gardening tools that are designed for trimming stems and shoots, saving branches and cutting vines. Clearing tools are perfect for an overgrown garden. You can get clearing tools at your local retailers such as Lowes and Wal-Mart. Good news, bidders! DealDash has both Lowes and Wal-Mart gift cards up for auction.


Shovels


Shovels are a very important garden tool because you need them for digging. If you are trying to dig a deep hole or plant more complex botanicals then a digging shovel will help. There are different types of shovels out there for different plants. Sometimes you have to dig deeper for heavy loads of soil. You can get shovels from a mass merchandise store or lawn and gardening stores. Again, DealDash has gift cards that can help!


Garden Rake


A garden rake can help you prep the soil for your vegetable and fruit garden. You can also use it for leveling mulch, scratching packed soil, and to level soil before seeding your lawn. A garden rake is also good for removing soil for from your lawn. Garden rakes are easy to buy, and they are a must-have tool for your garden. 

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Gardening does not have to be a difficult task. You can plant your plants easily by using these three must-have tools. Don’t forget to plant most of your plants during the summer and springtime. Growing your garden is a rewarding experience and by using these tools you will meet your gardening goals. Following these tips will help you have an easier time gardening.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on 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 subject you would like to read about.

Do you need gardening items or gift cards? Go check DealDash for garden items. DealDash has gift cards as well. 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 Redecorates Your Bathroom

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Your bathroom might be the smallest room in your house, but you spend a lot of time there. Why not spruce it up?

The easiest and least costly way to make your bathroom look freshly updated is giving it a new coat of paint. Try a vibrant new color to really make this small space pop! If you’re transitioning over from plain white walls and you’re not ready to make a huge change yet, why not pick a favorite color and get a lighter version? Here’s a hint that I learned from my realtor when we were picking the colors that we wanted the builder to paint each different room – After picking the color on the paint chip that you like from the paint store, pick the color that is 1 color lighter (or above) the color that you chose. Once the color is on the wall it will appear darker, and therefore look closer to the color that you originally wanted.

Another easy (and not too expensive) fix for your bathroom that will transform it’s look is to change all of the hardware in the room. For example, if all of your hardware is currently chrome, change it to bronze or stainless steel. The most common hardware items that will need to be changed are:

  • Knobs on drawers and medicine cabinet
  • Towel rack
  • Toilet paper holder
  • Doorknob
  • Shower curtain rod
  • Shower curtain rings
  • Sink faucet
  • Tub faucet

If you’re not quite ready for the time and commitment to change all of the hardware, but want a totally different looking bathroom, try retiling the floor.  This is a fun project that doesn’t take a lot of money, especially if you have a very small bathroom. You can get a very fancy and luxurious set of tiles for your bathroom and feel like a king or queen.

Lastly, if all of the previous suggestions are not feasible for you at this time, then a fresh set of hand towels, some fancy new guest soap, a new bathroom rug, and a deep cleaning will make any bathroom look great. Scrub that toilet and sink until it sparkles, and you will have a bathroom that anyone would be proud to call their own.

I hope that you found this article helpful. If you’re looking to redecorate any of the rooms in your home, check out DealDash. DealDash has many decorative items for your home. Here is a link to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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5 Tools You Should Win on DealDash

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With so many tools out there, sometimes it’s hard to choose what you should have in your toolbox. Here are 5 tools that you can get from DealDash that you shouldn’t be without.

You could make life super easy on yourself and get one of those large “All-in-one” kits with 100 tools, but most people don’t really need that many tools to do simple projects around the house. Here is a list of 5 tools that you need to get from DealDash before you start on your next project.

  1. Cordless Drill – Everyone needs a cordless drill. I use my cordless drill for everything from craft projects, to putting up pictures, to putting together toys, and so much more. There are many different variations of the cordless drill, you can get a very affordable one with a BIN (Buy It Now) price of around $60, or go with a more expensive one, it just depends on what you plan on using it for, and how often. Just click on this link here and you will be taken to a selection of drills on DealDash.
  2. Saw – If you have any kind of trees, brushes, or shrubs in your yard you should consider getting some kind of saw. There are many different kinds of saw that you can get, from a small handheld one all the way up to a large chainsaw. To see the different saws available on DealDash, just click this link here.
  3. Dremel Rotary Tool – Dremel Rotary Tools are great for lots of different things around the house, from cutting small objects to sanding and much more. They are especially great for doing craft and small woodworking projects. Just click this link right here and it will take you to the Dremels on DealDash.
  4. Pliers – You absolutely need pliers in your toolbox. They are handy for lots of small tasks around the house and you never know when you might need them, so it’s good to be prepared. Just click on this link right here and it will take you to the pliers on DealDash.
  5. Wrench Set – As with the pliers, you never know when you are going to need a wrench set. It’s great to have one around the house, especially if you are the one in charge of putting together the kid’s bikes! Here is a link to the wrenches available on DealDash.

We have a notification system called “Alert Me” which automatically notifies you when auctions are scheduled. If you find an item on the site that isn’t currently scheduled for an auction and says “Coming soon”, simply click the yellow “Alert Me” button. An e-mail will automatically be sent to you when the auction enters the queue. You will receive three e-mails for each alert: one when the auction is scheduled, one 8 hours before the auctions begins, and one more when the auction starts.

I hope that you found this quick list of 5 indispensable tools helpful. DealDash has many tools available for auction, and remember – if you don’t WIN you can always BIN. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Dremel 200-N/15 120V 2-Speed Rotary Tool

DealDash Builds: a Bench

Building a simple bench from scratch is very easy even with a minimum of woodworking skills and can even be a fun family project.

Building a bench from scratch can be a wonderful bonding experience with your kids, and should only take an afternoon unless you decide to turn the “simple” bench into a much more intricate one.

The first thing that you are going to need to do is make sure that you have the proper materials for the job. The bare minimum of what you will need is listed below.

Materials:

  • Saw (or pre-cut wood)
  • Paintbrush
  • Drill
  • Wood screws
  • 2×10 wooden board
  • 2×2 cut to 8′ length
  • 1X4 wooden board 8′ (2)
  • Wooden dowl rod
  • Paint or wood stain

Directions:

  • Cut the side pieces for your bench. Take a single 2×10 wooden board and cut two equal sized pieces to the height of your new bench using a saw.
  • Attach the brace bar. Using wood screws for each bar, attach a 2×2 cut to 8′ length to each side piece. This 2×2 should be attached 1 ½” from the top of the side pieces. Be sure not to use the screws closer to any of the edges of the board so your wood doesn’t split.
  • Attach the sides of the bench to each other. Use two 8’ 1x4s to attach the sides of the bench to each other. The top edge of the 1×4 will be flush with the top of the side pieces.
  • Drill dowel holes into both ends of the 2x2s and the matching location on the 1x4s. Use dowels to attach these and then use your wood screws, pass from the outside of the bench sides and into the 1x4s, use two screws for each end of the 1×4 boards.
  • Add the seating area. Use two 8’ 2x4s. Use long wood screws, go through the side boards and into the seat boards, please use 6 screws on each side.
  • Paint your creation. If you made this bench with your kids, how about letting them paint this bench however they would like? When they get sick of it being lime green or hot pink you can always paint it a more “grown up” color.

That’s it, folks. If you need to get some supplies before you get started on your project make sure you visit DealDash. DealDash has the tools that you will need for this project as well as just about any other home improvement that you can think of doing. Just click on this link here and it will take you to the Home, Garden, and Tools category.

DealDash Cleans: Your Baseboards

If you were under the impression that there was only one way to clean your baseboards you would be mistaken. There are a few different ways, and here are some tips and tricks to getting your baseboards their cleanest.

Cleaning your baseboards isn’t fun or glamorous, but it is the sort of task that when you’re finished  makes your home look better in a semi-indescribable way. No one will probably ever come in and compliment you on your clean baseboards, but if your baseboards aren’t clean your guests might notice, or just have a general sense that your house isn’t as sparkling clean as it could be.

Today I cleaned my baseboards, and I did it the old-fashioned way – I handed my son a rag and a basin full of soapy water and told him to get scrubbing! However, he wasn’t doing that great of a job, so I started doing some research online of better ways to get your baseboards clean. Here are my results:

  • You can use a tub of Lysol wipes. That way you don’t have to do anything with the wash basin or the washcloth. Just pull one out, wipe the baseboards until the Lysol wipe is dirty, throw it away, and repeat. This way is what I would suggest if you have some last-minute guests and want to make the main living area a little bit more presentable.
  • Fabric softener sheets! You can save up used fabric softener sheets from drying your clothing and use them to dry wipe your baseboards. This only works if your baseboards are just dusty – it won’t work if you have actual dirt from people’s shoes or from pets or children making a mess.
  • And lastly, my new favorite way to clean the baseboards…Magic Erasers! I am a big fan of Magic Erasers for other cleaning projects, but I had never thought to use them to clean the baseboards. It’s basically the same concept as using the washcloth, but it works so much better, and it has the added bonus of saving time, because you can clean up any marks on the walls while you are cleaning the baseboards instead of making it into two separate cleaning projects. Just use your regular wash basin that you would have used with your washcloth, but put in about half as much water and dish soap as you would normally put in. Then just clean as you normally would with the washcloth, but you will significantly reduce your need to scrub, and they will come out looking awesome!

If you are in need of any cleaning products such as Clorox, Tide, paper towels, etc then be sure to check out DealDash. They have a wonderful category called Home, Garden, and Tools that you can check out by clicking this link right here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

Building a Birdhouse With DealDash

  If you read my article on birdwatching but would like to watch birds a little closer to home, how about building a simple bird house?

Building a bird house can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. As someone with limited woodworking skills we are going to keep this simple!

The first thing that you need to do is gather your materials. You will need:

 

  • One 5-foot 1- x 6-inch No. 2 pine board
  • Measuring tape
  • 2-inch galvanized finishing nails
  • Power drill
  • Appropriate-size spade bit
  • Hand saw
  • Hammer

The first thing you need to do is measure and cut your board. You will need to cut out 2 pieces that are 10″ long, a piece that is 7.75″ long, two slanted pieces as shown in the diagram below, and 1 piece that is 4″. You will end up with an extra piece at the end of your board, you can save that in case you would like to make a second bird house later on.

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After you have cut your board down go ahead and make the round hole in the first 10″ long board. Using your drill and the spade bit make a round hole about 2″ in diameter 2″ down from the top of the board.

Next, it’s time to put the pieces together and secure them with the finishing nails.

  • Attach the FRONT (A) with the SIDES (D)
  • Attach the BACK (C) with the SIDES (D)
  • Attach the FLOOR (E) 1/4 inch up from the bottom of the house, then attach it with 2-inch finishing nails from the sides and back.
  • Attach the ROOF (B)to the sides

DIY Birdhouse assembly

You’re done! If you don’t have all of the equipment that you need to build this simple bird house, be sure to go to DealDash! They have a great selection of tools, as well as gift cards to Lowe’s. Check out this link here to see all of the drills that DealDash has up for auction. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!