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DealDash Cleans Up Your Carpet

Aren’t carpet stains the worst? Well, DealDash is here to help you with some tips to get the stains out.

Picture it, you’re having a party, the snacks and drinks are flowing freely, and you hear “Oops!! My wine!” You inwardly sigh and go get paper towels to at least do a little damage control. The next day you see what an awful stain it really is, and you wonder how you will ever get that stain out.

Or perhaps parties aren’t your thing. Maybe you have your grandchildren over for a visit while their parents are busy. You decide to be the “Cool, fun Grandma” and let them get out the paints. Soon enough you hear “Whhhaahhh Grandmaaa I made a messsss!” Just like in the example above you do a little damage control in the moment and try to deal with the stain later on.

DealDash is here to help, no matter what your situation or stain there are some ways to (hopefully) completely remove it, or at least make it much less noticeable. Here we have a list of some of the most common stains and the best ways to go about removing them.

Wine – Wine is notorious for staining the carpet. It’s fairly simple to treat if you deal with it immediately, though. Immediately put salt on the stain, then blot with club soda, then finish with a rinse of lukewarm water.

Blood/Coffee – Blood and coffee are removed in the same way. After blotting up the excess blot or spray with hydrogen peroxide then clean with a sponge and warm (dish)soapy water.

Gum – You can remove gum the same way that you can remove it from hair. Put ice on the gum long enough for it to become hard and semi-frozen, then peel it off.

Ketchup – Kids love ketchup and are messy, which is a bad combination for your carpet. Mix 1/2 a tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 a cup of water and blot until gone. Finish up with a rinse of lukewarm water.

Wax – You can remove candle wax from your carpet by letting it dry, then placing a brown paper bag (like from a grocery store), and ironing the wax. If there is a lot of wax then you will have to repeat the process with fresh bags until the wax is removed.

If you are still having trouble with stains after trying these tips and tricks DealDash has a great spot and stain remover that’s made by Bissell, as well as a huge selection of vacuums made by various well-known brands. If you’d like to see the Bissell stain remover just click this link here, and if you would like to see the selection of vacuum cleaners then just click here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Bissell Homecare Spotlifter Portable Deep Carpet Cleaner Vacuum

DealDash Helps: Clean Your Fridge

What’s something that really needs to be done at least every six months that everyone dreads? Let DealDash show you a quick and easy way to clean your fridge.

Cleaning the fridge is an important part of home maintenance. Having a clean fridge helps keep food fresher and helps keep foods that absorb odors as odorless as possible. No, just sticking a box of baking soda in the fridge doesn’t count as cleaning it. But keep that box of baking soda handy, you can put it in the fridge after it’s been cleaned and sanitized. Here is a quick step-by-step lesson on fridge cleaning:

  1. Take all of the food out of the fridge. Be sure to have a clean countertop that you can keep all of your food on while you are cleaning the fridge. Be sure to have a trash bag available as well, you will probably be throwing out a few things. As you are removing the food be sure to check the expiration dates on everything including all of your condiments. Throw out anything that’s expired.
  2. Remove all of the removable parts, like the shelves and drawers. Fill a large vessel such as a tote with warm water and regular dishwashing soap and leave these parts to soak before wiping and rinsing.
  3. Wipe all surfaces down with a combination of dishwashing soap and warm water. Use a sponge that you don’t mind throwing away after you’re done. I personally like to use my dish sponge that sits on my sink, then I just toss it after I’m done cleaning the fridge and put a fresh sponge out.
  4. If you have any stubborn crusty areas or even stains, mix a small amount of  that baking soda that I told you to keep handy with a little water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the stain and leave for an hour before wiping with a your already damp sponge.The baking soda should loosen the stain, making it easy to scrub clean.
  5. Stick the box of baking soda in the back to help absorb any odors.
  6. That’s about it, time to put back everything that you took out to clean the fridge. Keep a wet rag or sponge in your hand as you put things away, give them a quick wipe as you are putting them back.

See, it’s not so bad! If you are in need of fridge cleaning supplies such as dishwashing liquid or the tote that I mentioned that you need to soak the shelves in be sure to check out DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Helps: Clean Your HE Washer

Most people have changed over to HE (high efficiency) washing machines. They need to be cleaned differently than a regular washer.

HE washing machines are prone to growing mold and mildew because instead of leaving the lid up like you might do with a classic top loading washer most people just shut the door of the HE washer. Some people do this because they don’t realize that mold and mildew can grow in their washer easily, or some people might close the door because they keep their washer in a closet and the closet door won’t shut when the washer’s door is open.

Prevention is the easiest way to keep your HE washing machine mold and mildew free, but the second best way is by giving your HE machine a proper cleaning every month or so. Most HE washers have a “machine cleaning” setting, but there is a little prep work that you need to do before you use that cycle.

  • Wash out the inside of the washer drum and the inside of the door/glass with either bleach or your favorite bleach-based cleaning product
  • Using an old washcloth use your bleach/bleach cleaner to clean around the seal of the washer, pulling it away from the washer a bit to get in all of the nooks and crannies where mold and mildew can hide
  • After cleaning around the seal, soak a washcloth in white vinegar and rub all over the seal, letting it sit for about 20 minutes
  • Wipe off the vinegar with a dry cloth
  • Remove the detergent tray and wash in the kitchen sink
  • Wash the detergent compartment with your bleach cleaner
  • Replace the detergent tray and add 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • NOW you are finally ready to run the “machine cleaning” cycle on your washer
  • After the cycle is over remove the detergent tray again
  • Leave the detergent try out to dry overnight
  • Leave the washing machine door open overnight
  • You’re done! It’s clean! No more mildew!

Now that everything is clean and sparkly I bet you are ready to do a load of laundry. DealDash often has laundry detergent, laundry baskets, and fabric softener up for auction. These are great products to bid on, because of you don’t happen to win you can always BIN (Buy It Now) for retail price, get all of your bids back immediately, and receive free shipping on the item, no matter how heavy. Click on this link here and it will take you to the laundry items on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.