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DealDash’s Winter Snow Removal Tips

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Burrrr! If you’re in the Northeast you experienced some snow last week. Here are some snow removal tips from DealDash.

Winter is coming. For some parts of the country, it has already arrived. We want to offer you a few key tips that will make your snow removal a little easier this year. Read on for some helpful tips and information from DealDash.

Don’t “Put It Off” Til Later

More important than any other tip – do not let the snow build up before shoveling. I was once told that anyone who says that you should wait to shovel until the end of the storm has, clearly, never had to shovel 12 inches of snow. You’ll save yourself a lot of backache and annoyance if you go out every hour or so. This is especially true if you live somewhere that often gets 6+ inches at a time.

Always have the right equipment (From DealDash)

If you’ve ever tried to shovel snow with anything other than a true snow shovel, you’ll know what we mean. Get a quality pushing snow shovel. Ensure that you have snowmelt and salt at the ready. When considering salt, I prefer to purchase the pet-friendly option. It is made to be safe soft paws, but it’s also much easier on the sidewalk. If you have a dog that you have to walk outside in the snow they will appreciate your consideration for their little feet.

DealDash often has snow removal and winter equipment up for bid. Personally I have gotten a very large snow pushing-type shovel from DealDash that has made my snow removal a lot faster and also easier on my back. Click this link for shovels and handheld snow throwers. You can also find regular snow shovels, gloves, scarves, and even boots. No matter what you need for the winter, DealDash has you covered. Click here for the Home, Garden, and Tools category to browse the options available to you today.

Be Prepared

It’s not enough to have the right equipment. You need to be sure that equipment is ready to go. So don’t wait until the snow is here to check your snowblower. Make sure you have gas and oil. Test run the snowblower before the snow gets here. When you’re covered in snow, you’ll be happy that you did the troubleshooting with just leaves on the ground.

Thanks for Reading

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article with snow removal tips. And remember, many hands make for light work. While you’re shoveling the snow, encourage the kids to come out and build a snowman. It may be one more thing to focus on, but a little help can go a long way. Let the kids have a snowball fight. Encourage building a snowman or even an igloo. By having them outside and playing, they’ll be moving a little bit of the snow out of your way and getting some fresh air and exercise at the same time.

Do you need equipment for the winter? Go check DealDash for shovels, boots, coats, gloves, and scarves. DealDash has the items that you need for winter. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

DealDashThis 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.

Cleaning Suede Boots & Shoes With DealDash

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Winter weather, snow, and salt are very bad for your boots and shoes. Cleaning them regularly helps extend their life. Let DealDash show you how.

Living in the Northeast is very hard on my shoes! I try to clean off the salt, slush, and show residue a couple of times every winter, but it always comes back. Shoes and especially boots are very expensive, so I like to try and keep them as long as they still look nice. Here are some ideas and tips from DealDash to help you clean your shoes and boots to keep them looking nice for longer.

Cleaning Suede Boots and Shoes

  1. Using a suede brush (or other soft-bristled brush), lightly brush away dirt that has accumulated on your shoes. Brush repeatedly in the same direction, like you are brushing a cat or dog. Once you get off this surface layer of, your shoes should look a lot better already.
  2. Scuffs occur when the suede’s grain gets pressed down in one direction. Lift the grain and remove the look of the scuff by brushing scuffed areas vigorously back and forth with the brush, unlike the step above to remove the dirt.
  3. If you have any stubborn scuffs on your shoes, try a pencil eraser! Scuffs that won’t brush out can sometimes be removed by using a pencil eraser, believe it or not!
  4. To make life easier, be sure to spray a coat of suede protector on your boots or shoes. This will help prevent further stains and marks. It won’t completely eliminate them, of course, but it’s a step in the right direction. (Get it?! A step.)

Removing Watermarks

Removing watermarks from suede boots and shoes can be tricky. The same water that causes the stains can correct the situation as well. Here are the directions, but please be careful, you don’t want to ruin your shoes.

  1. Put a light coat of water onto your soft brush and rub the shoes gently until the surface is evenly wet without visible water stains.
  2. Using a soft cloth such as a washcloth or kitchen towel (not paper towel) blot up the excess water from the shoes.
  3. Stuff the boots with crumpled paper to help them keep their shape while they dry. I don’t advise using black and white newspaper as that can discolor the insides of your shoes, but the shiny paper that they print the coupons and ads on will do the trick.
  4. Put them in a dry spot and let the water evaporate for 24-48 hours with the paper inside.

I hope that you found this new DealDash article on how to clean your suede boots and shoes helpful. Don’t forget to read DealDash Reviews and our sister blog DealDash Tips daily. It’s the best way to stay “in the loop” when it comes to DealDash news and events.

If you are shopping for a gift, art, candle, or other, check DealDash first. DealDash has it all! Visit DealDash now. DealDash wants to make your home more beautiful. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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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.