Monthly Archives: June 2016

DealDash Helps: Inspire Us

DealDash is a company that strives to be fair and honest. What could be more inspiring than that?

DealDash has a certain knack for inspiring people. Here are a few tips to help you be a more inspiring person. Do it for your family, for your friends, or for your co-workers. Everyone admires a person who they find to be inspiring.

What do you find inspiring? One of the things that I find the most inspiring personally is hope. Hope for the future, hope for life to be fair, hope for peace for the world and all of us in it. To be inspiring to people you have to give them hope. To give another person hope you need to show them that even if things are tough right now if they persevere there will be a light at the end of the tunnel, or a reward for the struggles that they are sure to face. Be inspiring by being realistic to challenges but having hope and faith that things will improve in the long run.

Think of any inspiring story that you have heard on the news or read about in the paper or online. What do all of these stories have in common? They have a real-life hero that isn’t afraid to do the right thing even in the face of adversity. To inspire people you have to be the best that you possibly can be, and act as a leader that people can look up to and feel comfortable following in your footsteps, trusting that you will do the thing that is best for everyone and not just yourself.

Who do you find inspiring? If you aspire to be a power bidder in the online auction world of DealDash then you should watch the auctions as much as possible and pick out a few bidders that you find inspiring and try to emulate their bidding style and their success. Why not start right now? Just follow this link to DealDash and get started! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Avoids Damaging Exercise

Everyone talks about how healthy exercise is for your body. However, did you know that there are some exercises that can damage and age your body prematurely?

When someone says “exercise” you probably picture someone in the gym in excellent health, as fit as can be, and enjoying the activity. This is only one side of the coin, though, because believe it or not exercise can harm your body and age you prematurely if you aren’t careful and aware how you are treating your body.

For example, if your favorite workout includes exercises that put a lot of strain on your shoulders such as overhead presses with free weights you might want to limit them or do alternate exercises as you age, because rotator cuff injuries, torn tendons, and other shoulder injuries become much more commonplace. Alternately, you might want to try a lower weight but more reps. This will still give you a great workout but reduce the chance of a shoulder injury.

Another workout that you might want to limit is HIIT (High-intensity interval training), even though it can provide you an awesome workout it can put a lot of strain and wear on your body. If you insist on doing HIIT, then try to limit it to only a couple of times per week with a few days in between sessions to let your body heal itself.

Speaking of putting a lot of strain and wear on your body, exercising strenuously every day can be counter-intuitive, because before long you will most likely suffer an injury and have to wait days or weeks for it to heal. It’s wonderful to want to move your body every day, try alternating cardio, weight training, and something as simple and easy as walking or riding your bike every day.

If you are looking for some new exercise equipment for your home so you can skip driving to the gym every day check out DealDash. DealDash offers auctions on a large variety of work out and sports equipment such as treadmills and exercise bikes, but they also have golfing equipment, tennis equipment, and more. Just check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category and see how much you can save! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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!

DealDash Dinner as a Family

Most people would agree that eating dinner as a family is important. However, with today’s busy schedules it’s hard to find the time.

With all of the soccer games, one or both parents working late, and tons of homework it’s hard to eat dinner together. However, since it’s important you and your family should schedule family dinner on your calendars at least once per week, but preferably more. Write it in on the calendar just as you would any other appointment, and stick to it!

Preparing dinner, setting the table, and cleaning up after dinner should not be left for one person to do. Ideally everyone would work together to prepare dinner, set things up, and clear it all away and wash the dishes. Or if your family is planning on doing regular weekly family dinners then it might make more sense for you to pick one or two people to be responsible for everything one week, and then swap the next week. The way to get everyone involved would be to pair an adult or teenager with a younger family member so everyone can get used to all of the work that goes into preparing dinner for everyone. After all, they will have their own families to take care of one day.

Finally, when the dinner is on everyone’s plates don’t just eat and ignore each other, share your day. Ask questions about other family member’s days. Discuss future plans together, brainstorm answers to problems, get to know what’s going on in each other’s lives. Children and teenagers who feel like their parents really listen to them are less likely to get into trouble because they want their parents to be proud of them, they don’t want to be a disappointment. It’s important, trust me.

Oster 8-Inch Belgian Waffle Maker

If you are in need of some new kitchen items to help make dinner preparation easier be sure to check out DealDash. DealDash has everything from food processors to waffle makers, to stand mixers and more! If you gave one of the younger family members the job of setting the table and you are now missing a few dishes due to mishaps DealDash has you covered on that as well! Be sure to visit DealDash and check out all of the awesome current and upcoming auctions. While you’re there, how about checking out the family games that are up for auction as well? A family game after family dinner = One great night! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Helps: Choose a School

If you are able to choose your child’s school for the upcoming school year, now is about the time that you need to give them the decision. DealDash would like to extend a helping hand to assist you.

It can be a huge decision to find and choose the right school for your child. The school you choose can have an impact on their first friends, hobbies, favorite subjects, and in some cases even if they enjoy school or not!  By knowing what to look for and weighing the pros and cons of each, you can make sure you make the best decision that you can.

My daughter is starting her first year of school in September, and I have made the decision to send her to a private Christian school. My son is twice her age and attends the local elementary school, and armed with the information that I have I have decided that the private school is better for her extremely sensitive personality. My friend’s son is the same age as my daughter but lives in a different town, and in her town they have a choice of 5 different elementary schools to choose from. Together she and I put together lists of what was the most important to us in terms of locality, languages, math/science based, music programs, sports, class sizes, and other factors.

Choosing your child’s first school, or in the case of high school students who get to choose if they will go to a traditional high school or a trade-based school is a huge decision that you don’t want to make without knowing all of the facts. After making your list of what are the most important things to you regarding school the next step is to look at what schools are available to you and weed out the ones that you are definitely not interested in. After you have cut down the list to a few (2 or 3) choices then the next step is to make appointments to go visit the schools in person.

If you encounter any resistance to seeing the school, meeting the teachers, or receiving a tour then you should probably ask yourself if this particular school is a good fit for you and your family. The school that I enrolled my daughter in had an open house, and after attending the open house they set up appointments to see the teachers in action. If the school that you are considering isn’t open to that then I would suggest that you keep looking elsewhere.

When you have secured appointments at the schools that you are interested in, be sure to bring a list of questions that you can ask the faculty. Try to remember to write down your questions as they come to you, once you are at your school tour you might not be able to remember them all.

After you have taken your tour, asked and received answers to your questions, and made your final decision about the school be sure to fill out all of the enrollment paperwork, pay fees (if any), and get copies of your child’s vaccination records to give to the school. If you skip any of these things your child might be denied entry to your first choice of school. Also be sure that you have a second choice of school on deck, just in case your first choice doesn’t work out for you.

I hope that this article has helped get you thinking about your child’s educational experience. Once you have made your decision about the school head on over to DealDash. DealDash has many wonderful toys, furniture, and educational items for kids in the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!