DealDash’s Spring Cleaning Series: The Garage

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Spring is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Today, DealDash tackles the garage.

The groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year, so spring will be here before we know it. Over the next few weeks, we will bring you a Spring Cleaning series for around the house. Our first room is the garage! Read on for some garage cleaning tips from DealDash.

Step 1: De-Clutter

Before you can clean, you need to focus on de-cluttering. Start by focusing on the trash and empty boxes and such. Throw them away, or re-purpose your boxes to make storage space for everything else.

Step 2: Use a Pile System

As you clean, you can make three piles: keep, donate, trash. I find that making these three piles helps my process. Your donate/sell pile should be gently used so that someone can enjoy using it again. Making these piles also allows me to get the rest of my family involved. Someone else can bag the trash. You can ask for some help carrying things into the house.

Once you’ve gone through these piles, you’ll be amazed at how much space you actually have. This may be the time that you remember why you were so happy to have a garage in the first place. With any luck, you’ll also be a few dollars richer from something you found and were able to sell.

Step 3: The Actual Cleaning

Now that things are less cluttered, it’s time to start cleaning. My first two points of focus are on sweeping and cleaning the corners. When I say “sweeping”, I mean that I focus on the floors. You may need a leaf blower to help with that. Regardless, get rid of the junk, dirt, and possibly leaves from the floor. Next, focus on the corners. That’s where extra dirt seems to hide. It’s also where you’re most likely to find spider webs or cobwebs. Use your broom to knock them down.

Step 4: The Details

Now you can focus on the small things. Do your windows need cleaning? (Probably) Honestly, it’s worth considering if you want to fix or paint anything at this point too. I get it- no one wants to fix up the garage, but if you’ve got the clutter gone and things are tidy, it’s the perfect time to do a repair or small upgrade.

Get Garage Storage on DealDash

The first place you should look to get shelves and organization items is DealDash! Also, there are assorted storage products to choose from. Just click on this link here to see the different options that are offered. You can also check out the Home, Garden, and Tools category for more options. Just click here!

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A garage is a place that is typically disorganized, and maybe even a bit dirty. However, spring is the perfect time to clean and organize every room in the house, including the garage. Cleaning your garage might sound like a tedious task, but it shouldn’t take more than a weekend, especially if the whole family pitches in to help. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on organizing your garage.

DealDash has shelves and storage equipment for the garage. You will find auctions for shelves, bins, cabinets, and more. Visit 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 Vacay: Planning Your Spring Break

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It’s time to start thinking about spring break. DealDash is here to help you plan some ideas.

Spring break is on its way. While we realize that doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, we like to think of it as a good way to reset ourselves and prepare for all that spring has to offer. Spring break is the beginning of budding flowers and trees. It’s the beginning of the warmer weather that we all enjoy. So, we want to focus on a few options that could allow you to enjoy Spring break even more. Read on for some suggestions from DealDash.

Mini Vacay Time!

Try taking a mini-vacation. When people think of Spring break, they think of the beaches in California or Florida. They’re too expensive and, honestly, who wants to deal with all of the college parties? I’d much rather find something quiet for my family to enjoy. Look for something a little closer to home. You can go a state away and find a city that allows you to be a tourist.

Want to Travel a Little Further?

If you’re really set on traveling for Spring break, consider alternate warm locations. While everyone thinks of the beaches, how many people think of going to Utah or Nevada? If you don’t have any kids to worry about, you can try Vegas. If you’re looking for something more family-friendly, try going to Utah and seeing all of the parks and monuments. Spend time taking pictures or hiking. You’ll be amazed at how much quieter it is when you move inland rather than toward the oceans.

Learn a New Skill or Craft

Try learning something new this Spring break. You could focus on a craft like making your own jewelry or scrapbooking. If you have children, another great option may be learning a new sport. Nothing will help build confidence in your child-like learning how to play baseball next to them. If your child already plays a sport, let them teach you how to play. It will build knowledge, confidence, and it will help bring you closer.

Get Fun Outdoor Activities on DealDash

Now that spring is on its way you will be able to go outside and get some fresh air and sunshine pretty soon. You will be able to do some fun outdoor activities in the next month or two. DealDash‘s Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category is an excellent place to fun and exciting outdoor activities. DealDash has sports equipment, bikes, and toys.

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Spring break is a great time to relax and have some fun. These tips will help you keep yourself occupied during spring break. Thanks so much for reading this article on spring break fun.

Use the tips from this article to enjoy your spring break. The Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category has Spring break items. Visit 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. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

DealDash Cooks: Hard-Boiled Eggs

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If you’re looking for delicious and nutritious, you’ve come to the right place! Read all about hard-boiled eggs in this new article from DealDash.

Hard-boiled eggs are the perfect food for the on-the-go person who is looking to eat healthily. Whether you have time to make a meal or not, adding hard-boiled eggs to your list of options is a great idea. Read on for some “egg”cellent suggestions, from DealDash.

Making the Eggs

To start off, making hard-boiled eggs is surprisingly easy. First, place the eggs in a pot and cover them with water. The water should reach, roughly, an inch above the eggs. Increase the heat to bring the water to a boil, then let the water do the work. The real trick here is to figure out how long to cook them. A “hard-boiled” egg needs to be cooked for about 8 minutes. This leaves the yolk and the egg-white firm. If you’d like a bit of a runny yolk, you can cook the egg for as little as 4 minutes.

Now that you know how to boil an egg, we want to point out a few ways that you can take advantage of having these eggs on hand. The best way to take advantage of having hard-boiled eggs on hand is to simply cut them open and add a bit of salt or pepper for flavor.

Make Egg Salad for a Sandwich

If you’re looking for other options, you can make an easy egg salad by cutting the eggs up and adding mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Sometimes I like to add celery or onion to it as well. You can find a number of recipes online for egg salad that doesn’t use mayonnaise at all. I’ve found that using avocados in my egg salad eliminates the need for mayonnaise altogether. It also makes the salad extra creamy.

Salads are Better With Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs make a great addition to any salad. I like to cut them in half or quarters and place them on top. Using hard-boiled eggs is most common in a chef salad, but I like adding them to my Cobb salads too.

WIN or BIN Cooking Supplies from DealDash

Kitchen and Dining is one of my favorite DealDash categories. You will find things such as small appliances, cutlery, and decorative kitchen items. If you don’t win an auction for the kitchen item you wanted, don’t despair. DealDash has a handy “Buy It Now” option on each item. You can always BIN (Buy It Now), by paying BIN price for the item and you will receive all of your bids back that you spent on that item. So, if you bid on a kitchen item that you are planning on buying anyway, you are bidding with no risk to your wallet. When you BIN the item you want you will receive each and every bid back that you spent on that particular auction.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on hard-boiled eggs. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. What’s your favorite way to eat hard-boiled eggs? Leave us a comment down below.

Do you need kitchen items? Go check DealDash for kitchen items and decor. DealDash has all of the things that you need for the kitchen. Visit now to see how much you can save. Have a great time 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. Visit Dawn and her cats on Instagram.

DealDash Laundry Tips for 2020

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Get your clothes clean and smelling great. Just use these tips from DealDash!

Laundry can be a tedious process. It’s something that is a universal requirement. Everyone does the laundry, but there really aren’t any people that I know who actually enjoy doing laundry. So, we thought we’d try to offer some tips to make things a bit easier for you. Read on for ideas from DealDash.

Get a Pre-Treatment Area Set-Up

Start with a pre-treating set-up. If you have space, you can make it a separate area where you’ve got a table set up to work on things. If you’re anything like me, you don’t have that kind of space available. Instead, we have a pre-treatment shelf. This has all of the stuff that we could use to get rid of pesky stains. With that, it’s easy to find what you need. Pre-treat your clothing, leave it on the washer or dryer and throw it in with the next load that you have to do.

Take It Step-By-Step

Next, when possible, I look to divide the process up. Individually, none of the single steps of doing laundry is difficult. But when you put all of that together, it’s a process that takes hours. Instead, I try to divide it up. Start by having a way to separate your clothes; whether you have separate hampers for each thing or you have a divider that has 3 sections in one place. Depending on the load, I may also wait to fold the clothes.

Ask For Help

Also, dividing the process up doesn’t just apply to doing steps at different times. In a perfect world, I look to divide the chore up amongst multiple people. If I can throw clothes in the washer and have someone else get them to the dryer that frees my time up a bit. Another possibility (ok, dream scenario) is to have everyone pitch in on different days. In a household of 4 (2 adults and 2 age-appropriate kids/teenagers), having each person do a load of laundry each day would make this process almost pain-free.

Let DealDash Make Your Laundry Room Cozy

Finally, who wants to do laundry in a place that makes them feel uncomfortable? If your laundry room is in a dreary cold basement you can definitely improve your look on laundry by improving the space. DealDash can help you make your laundry room a cozy haven which will encourage you to spend more time there. Here is a quick list of things that you can bid or BIN (Buy It Now) from DealDash that can help:

  • A Chair – Laundry can involve a lot of sitting around and waiting. Get yourself a chair so you can relax with a book or your phone while waiting for the laundry to finish. Click here.
  • A Clock – There can be lots of steps in your laundry routine such as adding different detergent, stain fighters, softeners, etc. at certain points during the wash. A clock will help you with the timing and lower your laundry stress level. Click here.
  • A TV – Who says you can’t enjoy watching your favorite show while you’re doing the laundry? If you are washing, drying, and folding multiple loads in a day sometimes it’s easier just to stay in the laundry room while you’re waiting for a load to finish drying. Skip the boredom by getting a smaller TV to mount to the wall. It will seem like your time just flies by when you have a TV to ease your laundry boredom. Click here.

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Completing your family’s laundry is important. These ideas for getting through the laundry process will help you get things done in a timely manner with the least trouble. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article today.

Do you need laundry room decor? Go check DealDash for chairs, TVs, and more. DealDash also has decor for every room. Visit now to save. You’ll be glad you did! Have a great time 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. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

 

DealDash Cleans: Make the Bathroom Sparkle

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Cleaning the bathroom isn’t fun, but it must be done. Use the tips from DealDash and get it done faster and easier.

Cleaning your bathroom doesn’t have to be a monumental task. Most people hate cleaning bathrooms because they let the bathroom get a little too messy. Rather than letting things get out of hand, find something small that you can do regularly. Read on for some suggestions from DealDash.

Clean a Little Every Time

Firstly, after washing your hands, you should have a towel that would be perfect for a quick wipe down. Use the cloth or towel after washing your hands to wipe down the counter. Likewise, make it a point to wipe down the shower walls after you’re finished. Even if you’re just using a squeegee to wipe off water droplets and soap bubbles, you’ll be amazed at how much this cuts down on soap scum, too.

Use Innovative Products

Additionally, there are products that make every day use part of the cleaning process. A number of companies make a toilet bowl gel that helps clean with every flush. It’s a simple process where you “stick” the gel to the toilet bowl. When someone flushes the toilet, the water pulls some of that gel off of the bowl and provides a quick rinse before going down the drain. It won’t replace a weekly scrubbing, but it will keep things much cleaner and make it easier for you.

Also, when things get a little out of hand, my favorite solution is to attach a cleaner to a drill so that I can get a little extra “elbow grease” without the additional effort. This is a great solution for showers and tiles. It really helps make the grout sparkle.

Don’t Like Chemical Smells? Try Apple Cider Vinegar!

FInally, if your issue with cleaning the bathroom is the harsh smells, try looking for less abrasive alternatives. Some cleaners are designed to be a little easier to handle. These cleaners typically add a fragrance to cut down on the smell of bleach or whatever chemical you’re using. You can easily find “all-natural” cleaners as well. If you’re looking to save money, apple cider vinegar is a great solution that mixes well with baking soda.

DealDash Carries Cleaning Appliances

Sometimes you just need a little help from a machine! DealDash carries many different items such as robotic vacuums and mops, canister vacuums, steam cleaners, and even power washers! You can find all of these items and more at this link right here.

Thanks for Reading

These cleaning tips for the bathroom will help you clean your house more efficiently. Before you know it, you will have a clean and sparkling bathroom. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on cleaning.

Do you need cleaning supplies? Go check DealDash for vacuums and steam cleaners. DealDash has all of the cleaning items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time 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. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.