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DealDash: Is Your Lawn Ready for Spring?

DealDash Spring is here! It’s time to get your lawn items organized. Read this article for some tips and tricks from DealDash.

Whether or not it looks like it where you are living, spring is officially here. To some, it means watching the snow melt; to others, fun in the sun. Sadly, my spring is the snow melting variety. Regardless of the weather where you are located, there are a few things every person should be doing at the beginning of spring. Read on for some suggestions from DealDash to get organized.

Shovels and Snowblowers

If you’re living in the northern states, chances are you know someone who still has snow on their lawn. Even so, it’s time to put our shoveling equipment away for the next two seasons. Remember when you’re doing this, that it is best to put your shovels out of the way, but not in hard-to-reach places. There’s always the chance of another snowstorm if you’re living in New England! Also, you’ll need them in a few months, so it would be wise to keep them where you can get to them easily. 

If you use a snowblower, you’re not likely to need it again until Winter comes again. Any snow from here on out should just be a dusting. You can put your snowblower away in the garage or shed after you have run the gas out. To do this, simply take the snowblower outside, start it up, and let it run until it is out of gas. You’ll want to do this soon so you can put it away sooner. After all, snowblowers are bigger, bulkier, and more likely to get in the way than the shovels.

Is Your Lawnmower Ready?

After that, we can get the lawnmower ready. With the beautiful green grass growing slowly but surely on your lawn comes the work of mowing it. How do we prepare for that task? Simple!

Now that the snowblower and shovels are put away, we must pull our lawnmower out of the garage or shed. That’s only the beginning of lawnmowing prep work, though. We must be sure our mower is ready to go. You can do this by hiring a professional, but it is much cheaper to do these simple tasks yourself.

Only a few things must be checked before mowing the lawn.The first thing I recommend is the air filter. That’s the cylinder of folded paper held together by grates made of plastic, metal, or both. If it’s clean and dry, you can leave it be. Chances are, though, you will need to replace it. After that, you should check the gas and oil levels. If you don’t know how to do this, remember that it is approximately the same process as checking the oil level in your car. When in doubt, please hire a professional.

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If you need a shovel, snowblower, shed, or other outdoor items, be sure to check DealDash first. Check out the Home, Garden, and Tools category on DealDash. You can find it at this link right here.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on getting your lawn equipment organized. 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 you’d like to read about.

DealDash bidders, do you need lawn items? Go check DealDash for mowers, shovels, and more. DealDash has outdoor items. 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 Reveals Budget Vacation Spots

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Vacationing on a budget can be tricky. Here are some great places that won’t break the bank, from DealDash.

Everyone loves the summertime. You have beautiful weather and nice warm days.  Most activities are done during the summer especially going on vacation. Most people don’t want to break the bank when it comes to choosing a vacation spot. You may think that all vacation spots are expensive, but that is not the case. Here are some affordable vacation spots for the summer, from DealDash.

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is one of the most underrated vacation spots. It is perfect for a family vacation. You can discover tasty culinary treasures, explore the Andy Warhol Museum, and catch a Pirates baseball game. If you are an outdoor lover, you can go hiking on Mount Washington to watch the perfect sunset. This vacation will be exceptionally inexpensive if you are close enough to drive to eliminate the airfare and luggage fees. 

Oakland, California

Oakland California gets sometimes overlooked because of other attractions in California. However, it is one of the most affordable vacation spots. It has great summer weather, beautiful neighborhoods, and family-friendly attractions. Hotels and flight costs are low compared to other destinations, so it is good to book a trip during the summertime. If you’re done with the typical California vacation of a kiddie theme park, then you should give Oakland, CA a try.

Barcelona, Spain

Finally, if you are looking for a foreign destination to go this summer, Barcelona should be your number one international vacation spot. Barcelona has great weather and short flights that are inexpensive. You can explore the culture, and enjoy the beaches. It may be crowded during the summer, but summer is the perfect time to take a trip to Barcelona. I also have it on good authority that the people in Barcelona are kind and friendly. Do yourself a favor and travel to Barcelona the next time you’re looking for a vacation outside of the states.

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These vacation spots are really fun places to go to. I hope these vacation spots will give you the perfect summer vacation. Remember to wear plenty of sunscreen and make sure that you dress cool so you will not get overheated. The next time you go on vacation, you should consider these vacation spots. You and your family will have a great time exploring a new place, even if you’re on a tight budget. If you are ready to book a vacation, be sure to check out some of these ideas from DealDash.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on vacation spots for those on a budget. 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 you’d like to read about.

DealDash bidders, do you need vacation items? Go check DealDash for travel bags and luggage. DealDash has vacation items. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone!     DealDash

  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 Fun Valentine’s Date Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is coming soon, do you have a date planned out for you and your sweetie? Why do the same old dinner? Here are some different ideas from DealDash.

Dinner and a movie might be a standard date, but why not try something new and different for Valentine’s Day? Some of these ideas from DealDash might not be romantic, but they will be fun quality time spent with your date, and isn’t that the important part?

Comedy Club

It’s said that laughing is a great bonding experience for couples, so perhaps a Valentine’s Day date to the comedy club is in order. Check your local Yelp or Google Guide to see if there’s a comedy club near you. Next, be sure of the hours and if you need tickets in advance. Have a fun time laughing the night away with your honey.

Paint Night

Many smaller restaurants and bars have what’s known as “paint night.” Paint night is a super fun activity that includes instruction from an art teacher how to paint a simple painting, and you can usually purchase wine or bring your own. Have a lovely time bonding with your mate while painting and sipping.

Couple’s Massage

Forget the dinner and a movie, I would trade them both for a massage! Couple’s massages aren’t always offered at your standard chain massage businesses, but sometimes they offer them as a special for Valentine’s Day. If you can’t get a couple’s massage, just get two regular massages booked at the same time. Once you’re face down on the massage table you won’t notice that the other person is in the room, anyway.

Cooking Class

What’s more romantic than Italian food? Italian food that you make yourself! Enroll you and your honey in a cooking class and learn how to make a meal together. The bonding experience will be great for your relationship – and if not, at least you will get a meal out of it!

I hope that you found this new DealDash article on Valentine’s Day date ideas helpful. Reading the DealDash Reviews and our sister blog DealDash Tips Blog  daily is one way to stay “in the loop” when it comes to DealDash happenings.

If you are shopping for a gift, art, candle, or other, check DealDash first. DealDash has it all! Visit DealDash now and get your Valentine’s Day sweetie a gift! DealDash wants to help you. 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 Makes: Beauty Bath Bombs

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Many women and children (and even some men!) love to take a relaxing bath before bed. Homemade bath bombs can make your bath extra luxurious.

Bath bombs are very easy to make, the ingredients are relatively inexpensive, and you can make them tailored to your own scent preference. Not only that, you can even make them into fun shapes for your children or to give as gifts. Don’t pay those outrageous mall specialty store prices, make your own! Once you have the basic recipe you can include any sort of color, scent, or shape that you like. This is also a fun project that you can do with your kids, if they are reluctant bathers, this might help.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt (preferably the fine-grained type)
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Almond Oil (or grapeseed oil, avocado oil, or any other carrier oil that you choose)
  • 3/4 tablespoons Water
  • 2 teaspoons Essential Oils (Any scent you like, you can even mix them)
  • Liquid food coloring (optional, but extra fun)
  • Mold (Silicone is the easiest to remove the bath bomb)

Directions:

  1. Using your dry ingredients, combine 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of corn starch, 1/2 cup of epsom salt, and 1/2 cup of citric acid in a large bowl. Be sure that your dry ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Using your liquid ingredients, combine 2 1/2 tablespoons of almond ( or other carrier oil) oil, 3/4 tablespoons of water, and 2 teaspoons of essential oils in a separate bowl.
  3. Combine the mixture of wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix together. Please be sure that they are mixed extremely well, otherwise you will have chunks in your bath bombs, and no one wants that!
  4. Add your food coloring. Approximately 3-6 drops of food coloring is appropriate, depending on how light or dark you would like your bath bombs. If you would like to make more than 1 color of bath bomb, separate your mixture into different bowls. The more bowls you use separate your mixture, the less food coloring you will need to use in each. Mix food coloring well, you can even put gloves on and squash it around with your hands.
  5. Time to fill your mold! spoon some of your mixture into the mold, and squash down tightly with either a spoon or your hand. Continue filling and squashing until your bath bomb has reached the top of the mold. You can even layer different colors on top of one another.
  6. Let your mixture dry in the mold for 1-2 hours, depending on how big the bath bombs are.
  7. Remove from the mold, put on waxed paper, and continue to let them dry overnight.
  8. After drying you can store them in airtight containers and use as needed.

If you are having a difficult time finding the perfect silicone mold, you can use metal or plastic molds as well. Even a muffin tin will work in a pinch! For kid’s bath bombs I like to use fun-shaped silicone ice cube trays. You can make more bath bombs that way, so they can throw in 2 or 3 per bath.

I hope that you have found this article helpful. Check out DealDash‘s Fashion, Health, and Beauty category for more great beauty products. DealDash is always on trend. Just click here and you will be taken to DealDash so you can browse the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Helps: Keep Hobby Costs Low

No matter what your hobby, from photography to knitting and everything in between you can always find ways to cut costs. Let DealDash help you save some money.

Hobbies can be expensive, especially if you are just starting to be interested in a certain hobby. Almost every hobby that you pick up will require you to buy at least something to get started. Some hobbies, like photography can be extremely expensive; other hobbies such as doing hand embroidery or puzzles only require a small amount of money to get started. If you aren’t 100% sure what hobby that you are interested in it might be smart to try out a few hobbies that only need a few inexpensive supplies to get started instead of trying out the more expensive hobbies first.

If you are definitely set on one of the more expensive hobbies there are always ways to save money. For example, if you are positive that photography is the hobby for you, then try to buy all of your supplies on sale. As someone who DealDashes, I’m sure that you know that you can get most photography supplies cheaper on DealDash! If you go to the Electronics and Computer category on DealDash you can choose what supplies that you are interested in and stay on budget.

Perhaps you are still trying to choose a hobby and can’t decide. Instead of randomly picking a hobby that you aren’t sure about you should make a list of some things that you enjoy doing, and soon enough you will see if there is a theme present that you could turn into a hobby. For example, if you make a list that has nature, hiking, outdoors, and animals on it you might enjoy birdwatching or plant identification. If you’re more of a homebody and your list includes those same things you might enjoy gardening or maybe even bee keeping! No matter what hobby you pick be sure to do your research on brands and prices. Try to buy the bulk of your supplies on a holiday weekend such as 4th of July, Labor Day, Black Friday, etc. Most places (including DealDash!) usually have extremely good deals on holiday weekends.

DealDash can help reduce your hobby costs dramatically by bidding on and winning gift cards. Most hobbies require you to buy supplies regularly, and if you can acquire any of those supplies at a place that DealDash offers gift cards for such as Wal*Mart, Target, K-Mart, or so many others you can bid on them and get a great deal, or BIN (Buy It Now) and pay face value for the gift card, get free shipping, and get to keep the clock time that you spent as the highest bidder.

I hope that you found this article helpful for money-saving ideas for your hobbies. Think about my suggestions and head on over to DealDash to save some money on your hobbies. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!