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DealDash’s Tips to Get Your Grill Ready for BBQing

BBQ weather is coming and I’m excited! If you need some tips on how to prepare your grill for the season, DealDash has you covered.

One of my favorite parts about warm weather is that it makes cooking so much easier. Sure, you can grill year-round, but I hate clearing the snow off of my deck so that I can start the grill. It’s important to make sure that you take care of the grill before you start cooking. Follow these suggestions from DealDash and get your grill ready in no time flat!

Stock Up on Grilling Essentials

Whether you have a charcoal grill or a gas grill, make sure you’re stocked up for the season. I typically use gas and there’s nothing worse than heating up the grill and coming out to find that nothing was heating because you didn’t have any gas.

Additionally, make sure that you’ve got all of your supplies in order. I like to keep a stock of aluminum foil and olive oil on hand. It makes things much easier to clean when you use aluminum foil.

Grates and Covers

I like to take all of the grates and covers out and do a deep soak. It would be smart to do this in the fall too, but I sometimes forget. So, I deep clean everything about a week before I’m ready to start grilling again. Typically, I just use soap and water. You’ll be amazed at how much grease those grates accumulate over one season of grilling.

Have Your Tools Handy and Ready to Go

It’s also important to have the right cooking tools. Be sure that you have a good spatula and tongs so that you can handle anything that you’re cooking. I’d also recommend a grill brush and a spray bottle filled with water. It seems a bit odd, but I typically spray the grill down while it’s still hot, then use the brush to clean everything off. I end by using the scarper portion. Be sure to clean the grill thoroughly: it’s possible to have a wire from the brush stick to the grate. It can then get in your food and cause all sorts of issues.

Get Grills and Supplies on DealDash

You needn’t go to the hardware store, spend lots of money, and then have to lug a new grill home yourself; DealDash has grills up for bid! It doesn’t matter if you prefer gas or charcoal – DealDash has them both! You will also find grilling toolsets and even packs of meat! Just click here to check them out.

Thanks for Reading

These are just a few of the things that you should do before grilling season kicks off.  By taking the time to do these suggestions beforehand you will enjoy your time in preparing food on your grill.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on suggestions things you should do before you begin grilling season. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

Do you want to get a new grill or grilling tools? Go check DealDash for outdoors and cooking items. 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. Come see Dawn and her cats on Instagram. 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.

DealDash’s To Do List Before You Go on Spring Break

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Spring Break is coming quickly. If you’re planning to take any sort of vacation, it’s important that you get things ready. DealDash can help.

Spring break is coming, and if you are going on a trip there are things you need to do now to prepare. Read this article from DealDash, make a checklist, and be prepared!

Don’t Forget Your Pets

Many people wait until the last minute to think of their pets when considering a vacation. Come up with a plan for how your pet is going to be taken care of. There are plenty of pet-friendly hotels if that’s the way you’d like to go. If not, look for a local pet sitter or kennel that can help. There are even some pet-hotels that function as a bed and breakfast for people and a kennel for dogs. It ensures your pet will get some socialization while you’re gone.

Make Sure Your House is Prepared

Make sure your house is taken care of while you’re gone. Do you need to set up the sprinkler system? Maybe you can have a neighbor come over to water your garden instead. You may also want to consider the mail if you’re going to be gone for a week or so. If you don’t have a neighbor that can help you out, you can call the post office to tell them to hold your mail while you’re gone.

Another key preparation that I like to make is setting an automation schedule inside the house. With today’s technology, I like to set my thermostat in cycles. I turn the heat/ac on so that at night it can be a bit cooler and during the day, it’s typically a bit warmer. If you’d rather just turn your thermostat down while you’re gone, that’s fine as well. In the same thought, we have automated lights. I set a schedule so that the lights turn on and off by themselves. It seems a bit crazy, but it offers us some peace of mind knowing that it’s a little less obvious that we’re gone. Think of the movie Home Alone!

Get Luggage and Bags on DealDash

When you go on spring break you need luggage. The best place to get new luggage is DealDash. You will find different sizes, styles, patterns,  and colors of luggage that you will want to take on spring break. Just click here and check them out!

Now is the Time to Make Your Packing List

Finally, make a list (or start packing) everything that you’ll need. It’s easy to forget if you don’t plan ahead. Make sure that list includes everything your pets will need whether they’re going with you or going to a kennel.

Thanks for Reading

These are just a few of the things that you should do before you leave on your spring break trip.  By taking the time to do these suggestions beforehand you will be assured that you won’t miss any important tasks before you leave.Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on suggestions things you should do before you go on spring break,

Do you want to get new luggage for spring break? Go check DealDash for luggage and travel bags. 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. Come see Dawn and her cats on Instagram. 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.

DealDash Spring Cleaning Series: The Bathroom

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Spring is almost here. Get started on your spring cleaning with DealDash’s newest cleaning series.

Our next installment of the Spring Cleaning series is looking at your bathroom. It’s probably one of the rooms that gets a ton of attention, so it’s likely to need the most help. This is a reminder of some of the deep cleaning that could make your bathroom shine again. Read on for some really excellent cleaning suggestions.

Fresh Linens

Start by going through your linens. No one likes a towel that’s been around for a decade. It thins out and isn’t soft anymore. Let’s be honest- do you feel as clean when you use an old, worn-out towel or washcloth? Take a minute to find the linen you don’t want to use and repurpose it, donate it, or throw it away. You can always use these as cleaning cloths, stick a few in your car just in case you need them, or use them as packing material when you mail something fragile.

Get New Linens on DealDash

When you’re done cleaning the bathroom it’s time to get a few new things to brighten up the space. There are lots of items that you can get on DealDash that will make your bathroom look clean and cheery. Click here to see the choices. Don’t forget to replace the linens that you got rid of earlier. Check out the Home, Garden, and Tools category for all of the choices available to you.

Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

Next, look in your cabinet. There’s a good chance that there’s some medication in there that you don’t need anymore. Maybe it’s expired, maybe it was never effective, or maybe you hated the taste of it so much that you’re just not going to use it. Either way, make some extra space and throw your medication away. Be sure to check the dates and get rid of anything that is close to its expiration date.

Don’t Forget the Fan

We all forget about the bathroom fan when we’re cleaning. You may take the time to clean the outside, but when is the last time you took the cover off to make sure that the motor wasn’t completely clogged with dust and debris? Take a few minutes to clean the interior with a wet cloth. It’ll make things run smoother (and possibly more quietly).

Make Your Mirror Sparkle

It’s probably a good idea to do a deep clean on your mirrors. Over time, we don’t even realize there are smudges, but they’re hiding in plain view. Take a few minutes to clean with a lint-free cloth. If you don’t want to pay for a high-end glass cleaner, you can make one with vinegar and water.

Thanks for Reading

These cleaning and organizing suggestions for your bathroom will make the space more inviting and comfortable to use. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on cleaning the bathroom. Be sure to check out our other articles in this series.

Do you need bathroom decor? Go check DealDash for towels, sheets, and decor. DealDash has all of the bathroom items that you need. 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. 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 Spring Cleaning Series: The Attic Room

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Welcome back to the next room in DealDash’s Spring Cleaning Series: The Attic. Read this article, then get cleaning!

The next in our Spring Cleaning series is the attic. This room probably doesn’t get a lot of use, but it should be cleaned at least once per year. Spring is the perfect time to make that happen. For the purposes of this article, we’re focused on an attic that is another room. Most of what we say won’t apply to an attic that is full of insulation and, essentially, used as storage. Read on for some great suggestions, from DealDash.

De-Clutter and Re-Organize

Start with a focus on de-cluttering and planning on where that stuff is going to go. When you first moved into your house, everything in this attic had its place. Try to restore some of that organization. I find that having boxes with descriptive labels has been incredibly helpful.

Give Your Items New Life – Donate!

Some of those things don’t need a place of their own anymore; at least not at your house. Can you make any donations? Is there something that you haven’t used in years? Maybe you thought you could fix that lamp and it just hasn’t happened yet. Don’t be afraid to sell, donate, or throw out the things that are filling your basement.

Let’s Clean Up

Next, it’s time to focus on cleaning your space. Start with the windows, they are often forgotten in an attic. Look to the corners for bugs, spider webs, and cobwebs. They’re a sign that your space may be under-used and they just look bad. Get those webs out of the corner and then focus on the floor. When is the last time that you did a thorough sweep/mop of vacuuming of those floors? This is the perfect chance. If you have carpet, nothing is quite as refreshing as vacuuming a room; especially in the spring. It’s like the vacuum sucks away the stale air from the winter and breathes new life into your room. Throw open those clean windows and get a little fresh air into your attic room.

Polish Up Wooden Surfaces

Finally, consider the wood on your furniture. It’s something most people forget, but if you get a wood cleaner that also offers some sort of polish or shine to it, you’ll be amazed at how much brighter the room looks. It’s a 5-minute project that will top off the chore. I promise it’s worth the effort. Consider polishing up any small tables, chairs with wooden arms/legs, and any wooden knickknacks you have lying around. As an added bonus, most wood polish has a delightfully fresh and lemony scent.

Spruce Up Your Attic With DealDash

Many people overlook their attic and are wasting valuable living space. As long as your attic is temperate you can get a lot of use out of it. Wouldn’t it be nice to set up an extra room as a study/reading room? How about as an office? There are tons of items that you can get on DealDash that will improve the look and feel of your space. One thing that will make your space warm and cozy is a new rug. Click here to see the choices. A comfortable chair can work wonders as well. Click here to see the available options. Check out the Home, Garden, and Tools category for an even bigger selection.

Thanks for Reading

These cleaning and organizing suggestions for the attic will help you clean your house and help you get more enjoyment out of your space. Before you know it, you will have a clean and organized attic. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on cleaning.

Do you need home decor? Go check DealDash for rugs, chairs, and more. DealDash has all of the decorative 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.

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.

Thanks for Reading

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.