Just a Few Weeks Until Thanksgiving

screenshot-8It’s only a few weeks until Thanksgiving! Now is the time to get serious about Thanksgiving planning and preparations.

If you’re planning on hosting your family’s Thanksgiving celebrations this year, then you are going to need to evaluate your kitchen supplies. Do you have the right tools to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and with a minimum of effort and mess? If you’re lacking the proper equipment and supplies, you’re in luck! DealDash is here to help! DealDash has a huge selection of kitchen items, including small supplies such as knives and cutlery, all the way up to integral kitchen items such as stand mixers.

A very important part of Thanksgiving is presentation, especially if you are hosting your family’s Thanksgiving for the first time. DealDash has an array of serving dishes, casserole containers, serving trays, and more. Speaking of presentation, if you’re thinking of getting new decorations or art for your home, now is the time!

Rachael Ray 3-Piece Salad Set, RedRachael Ray 3.5-Quart Covered Rectangle Casserole, Purple

As with any Thanksgiving article, I would like to include the Classic Green Bean Casserole recipe. This casserole is an absolute staple of every American Thanksgiving celebration.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients:

1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk 
1 teaspoon soy sauce 
1 dash black pepper 
4 cups cooked cut green beans 
1 1/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions 

Directions:

1- Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.

2- Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling.  Stir the bean mixture.  Sprinkle with the remaining onions.

3- Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

Now that you have examined your kitchen, evaluated your kitchen supplies, and gotten the perfect green bean casserole recipe, what’s next? Cleaning up the house, of course! Now that we are a few weeks out from the big day, it’s time to get serious about deep cleaning your house for guests.

If you’re getting serious about deep cleaning you need to make sure that you have all of the proper cleaning implements. How powerful is your vacuum? Do you have a floor steamer for hardwood floors? Are your extra towels and bedding fresh, clean, and ready for out of town guests? If any of these areas are lacking, be sure to visit DealDash. DealDash has all of these supplies and more. Just click this link right here to be taken to DealDash so you can browse the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Hoover SteamVac All Terrain Steam Cleaner with SpinScrub

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Spring Cleaning With DealDash

 

Spring is in the air, and for most of us that means that a little spring cleaning is in order. DealDash has your supplies ready.

Now is the time for spring cleaning, and I couldn’t think of a better chore to do right now than steam clean my carpets and get them ready for summer. DealDash has a pair of cleaners that would be great for giving your carpets a deep cleaning this summer – the  Bissell Premier Pet 17N4 upright deep cleaner for most of the work, and the Bissell Spot Clean, 5207W to get those stubborn spots that just won’t come up with normal measures. This would be a great combination to win that would make your carpets look and smell just like new. You can find these and even more Bissell cleaning products on DealDash at this link here.

BISSELL  Premier Pet Upright Deep CleanerBissell SpotClean

Speaking of vacuums, when is the last time that you vacuumed your basement and garage? This would be a great spring cleaning project for you to tackle while the air is fresh and you are feeling optimistic about the whole cleaning idea. DealDash has a vacuum that is specifically meant to be used to clean the garage. It’s called the Garage Utility Vacuum, and it’s made by Hoover. You can find the GUV at this link here. After you have vacuumed your garage and basement, how about putting up those shelves that have been sitting around waiting for you to get around to them? Once you have put up some nice shelves it will be so much easier to get all of your tools and outdoors things organized. You can find an assortment of garage and basement shelves on DealDash at this link here.

Hoover GUV™ Garage Utility VacuumEdsal Five-Shelf Heavy-Duty Steel Shelving Unit

Speaking of getting cleaned and organized, how is your deck or porch looking lately? I know that in the fall my desk becomes a catch-all for some of the things that stay outside in the winter, and it could really look much tidier. When thinking of ideas how I can maximize my space yet still keep all of my items, I came across this resin wicker seat. It can store a lot of small items, it’s capacity is 22 gallons. It’s also very cute and looks great on the deck as well as providing an extra seating option for when our deck chairs are all occupied. If you’re looking for something similar check out this link here.

Suncast 22 Gallon Resin Wicker Storage Seat

 

 

 

 

In case you need something that I haven’t mentioned, DealDash has all of your cleaning supplies covered, – they carry everything from the biggest items like vacuums and steam cleaners all the way down to the most humble of the cleaning supplies – paper towels, dish soap, and spray cleaners. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

There’s More to Getting Organized Than Boxes

 

As the title suggests, there’s lots of different ways to get organized. Let’s see how DealDash can help you get organized.

 

If you live in a small space, or live in a large space with just too much stuff, then you probably needs some tools to help you get organized. There’s tons of different items that use can use to get yourself organized, let’s go through the different rooms of the house and see what we can find to get organized.

Kitchen-

What do you think of when you imagine kitchen organization? I think Tupperware!! Instead of having tons of random take out containers to keep your leftovers in, how about a beautiful new fresh set of Tupperware? DealDash has a few different sets to choose from. Speaking of kitchen organization, DealDash also has some great storage solutions for K-cups. Instead of keeping your K-cups in boxes all over the counter, how about a nice storage container to put them in?

Rubbermaid 40-Piece Food Storage SetMind Reader Anchor Storage System for Keurig Coffee Pods

Bathroom-

Do you have a problem with too many things in your bathroom? I know I do! From different lotions, make up, hair straighteners, blow driers, and many other things my bathroom is not as neat and tidy looking as it could be. There’s a storage solution for that; how about a beautiful cabinet with a door to keep all of your extra bathroom stuff in?

Sauder Peppercorn Floor Cabinet in Cinnamon Cherry

Bedroom –

What sort of clutter do you have hanging around your bedroom? I know that I have lots of books just sitting around. How about a new bookshelf to organize those wayward paperbacks? Are you the sort of person that clutter just piles up in your bedroom from other areas of the house? How about a large cabinet with multiple shelves to organize all of that stuff?

Monarch Specialties Cappuccino 69-inch Ladder BookcaseSouth Shore Storage Cabinet

Kid’s Room –

Oh, kids. They are the cutest yet messiest people on earth. For your children’s rooms, I suggest storage bins for toys, and book racks for their books.

 

Tot Tutors Toy OrganizerTot Tutors Book Rack, Espresso

Garage –

For the garage, there are lots of things to organize, and DealDash has just the items that you need to store them. For sports equipment and things of that nature, how about some shelving? It’s important to keep your tools in good order, so how about a nice tool cart? DealDash has some really great options.

Edsal Welded Steel Rack

 

I hope this gave you some ideas on how to organize different areas of the house using DealDash auctions to save some money. Why don’t you check out the auctions and see what you would really like to bid on and WIN? See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

Great Christmas Gift Series: Dyson Vacuum Cleaner

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

 

If you’re wondering what to get your wife, mother, or even grandmother this year for Christmas I would recommend a Dyson vacuum, from personal experience. Dyson vacuums are some of the most awesomely powerful vacuums out there, and they can cut your housework time in half!

You might be thinking “My wife would kill me if I gave her a vacuum for a Christmas present!” I wholeheartedly disagree, as the recipient of a Dyson Vacuum for my Christmas gift last year, it made me extremely happy. Not only is the Dyson vacuum a great workhorse that sames me time it’s also a beautiful purple and silver color. You might not think that the color of a household chore machine might matter, but I know that I am just a little bit happier when I use my purple Dyson than any other boring black vacuum that I have owned before.

The actual Dyson company was started in 1993, but you might be surprised to know that James Dyson has been working on his vacuum designs since 1979! James Dyson’s vacuums were so well received that by 2009, Dyson began creating other air-powered technologies, such as the AirBlade hand drier (my favorite hand dryer, the only one that ever actually DRIES my hands), the Air Multiplier bladeless fan and Dyson Hot, the bladeless fan heater.

Since I think that a Dyson vacuum would be a great gift for just about anyone who cleans their house on a regular basis, you might be interested to know that there are a few different kinds of Dyson vacuums, and luckily for you they available pretty frequently on DealDash.

Dyson DC41 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum

The Dyson vacuum that I am most familiar with is the Dyson DC41 Animal. The DC41 Animal is a Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaner for all-around dirt and pet hair removal. The machine’s cleaner head has an active base plate, which self-adjusts automatically for optimal contact with all floor types. Which means that I can vacuum my hardwood floor kitchen and then transition to the family room which has a huge rug covering almost all of the floor without stopping to adjust the pile setting like on a regular vacuum since the cleaner head adjusts automatically.

Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum

The other popular Dyson model that I have some experience with is the Dyson V6 Cordless vacuum. The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum gives you Dyson suction power without the hassle of a cord. Its motorized cleaner head cleans all floor types. My friend received this vacuum for her birthday and she loves it! It’s a great cleaner like a regular Dyson but you can easily carry it up and down the stairs to clean everywhere without lugging a vacuum.

If you’re interested in either of the vacuums or any other Dysons or Dyson accessories check out this link here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

It’s Time for Fall Maintenance and Cleaning

We’re now firmly into fall here in New England, and it’s time for some annual fall cleaning and maintenance on homes everywhere.

 

Let’s start with the easy stuff first — cleaning! One of the most important cleaning things that you should do in the fall is to take all of your family’s winter comforters to the dry cleaners or dry clean them yourself with a home kit. That way they are fresh and clean when the temperature starts dropping later on in the month.

Another thing that is great to do now is to go through all of the summer clothing in the house and figure out what you would like to with them, either pack them away for next year or donate them to the thrift store. Once you have figured that out, it’s time to bring out the winter clothes! Make sure that you have shopped for laundry detergent and fabric softener on DealDash, because the next step is to wash and dry all of your winter clothing before you put them into your closets and dressers. Even if you washed them directly before you packed them away they are still going to be a little stale and wrinkly, it’s best to give them a good washing.

Tide Pods Ocean Mist Detergent, 72ctDowny Ultra April Fresh Liquid Fabric Softener

Now on to the maintenance. If you’re a homeowner or a tenant that’s in charge of the maintenance on your home then read on, because these are important things that you should do every fall to keep things running smoothly.

  • Clean the gutters. I know, it’s not everyone (or anyone’s!) favorite thing to do, but it’s important that after leaves have fallen, clean out your gutters and downspouts, flush them with water, inspect the joints, and tighten your brackets if they need it. Clogged gutters are one of the major causes of ice dams. If any of your gutters are getting old be sure to replace them before the snow falls.
  • Caulk your windows. This job is a little more fun than the previous one, be sure to caulk around windows and door frames to prevent heat from escaping. Caulk around the outside, and then get a helper to turn on a hairdryer to heat around the edges – if you feel a stream of hot air it means that you should re-caulk that area, you might have missed a spot.
  • Inspect your roof. Make sure the roof is in good shape with no missing or  loose shingles. Ice, rain, snow, and wind combined with rapidly changing temperatures and humidity wreak havoc on roofs.
  • Have your boiler and fireplace inspected. Heating systems in good shape will use fuel more efficiently, last longer, and have fewer problems if properly serviced.

Hopefully we will have a mild winter this year, but even if we don’t, rest assured that you are prepared for the weather ahead. Go rake your lawn, then get yourself a hot cider or tea, and check out the auctions and see what you would really like to bid on and WIN! See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.