We Love Our Brothers

 

Do you sew? One of the best companies for sewing machines is Brother, and guess who has them? Here’s a hint. It’s DealDash.

Do you or your wife, mother, daughter, Grandmother, or even your husband, brother, or friend enjoy sewing? Sewing is a hobby for many people now, but 100 years ago it was a necessity. And do you know what company has been around for 100 (108, actually) years? Brother! The Brother company was started in 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. was established in Nagoya, Japan. In 1954, Brother International Corporation (US) was established as their first overseas sales affiliate.

I consider myself a fairly advanced sewist – I have been sewing since I was 15 years old, and I am 36 now. I have owned a few different brands of sewing machine, but time and again I come back to Brother when I decide to upgrade my machine.

DealDash has a lovely selection of Brother brand sewing machines up for auction. DealDash even has one of my all-time favorite Brother machines – the Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine. I had a Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine for 10 years, and I gave it away to a friend while it was still in perfect working order so I could upgrade. If you get the Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine from DealDash you will have a sewing machine that is easy to use and amazingly durable. You can check out this awesome machine at this link here.

 

 

Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing MachineBrother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

Another favorite of mine is the Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400. I have another much higher priced embroidery machine made by Singer, but this compact SE 400 is so easy and quick to use I find myself using this one more than my higher end machine. DealDash has the Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400 at this link here if you would like to check it out.

DealDash has even more sewing and embroidery machines available for auction.  You can find both regular sewing machine and embroidery machines on DealDash at this link.

 

Thanks for reading, and I hope that I inspired you to either get out your machine and start sewing, or get a new machine from DealDash! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Shopping for Crafters

 

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!

Today we will be talking about crafters. For the uninformed, a crafter is someone who does any sort of craft, including sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, crochet, papercrafting, or even newer types of crafting such as using a 3-D printer. Think about the people in your life such as your wife, mother, daughter, Grandmother, or even your husband, brother, or friend. Do any of these people talk about the crafty side of life? If so, I have some great suggestions of what you might want to get them for Christmas.

Knitting Machine Set for Kids

If you’re trying to think about what to get a crafty child you might want to think about getting them a knitting machine. Knitting machines are very cool, you can produce a knit item very quickly without too much effort involved. Basically, you thread the yarn (which is included with the particular machine that is up for auction on DealDash) through a circle of hooks, turn the crank, and knit material is produced! It’s super easy to make a scarf, and when you get more comfortable with the machine you can even make hats and sweaters! If you’d like to check out the knitting machine for kids (age 6+) on DealDash check out this link.

Singer Electronic 100-Stitch Stylist Sewing MachineBrother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

If you’re looking for a present for an older crafter, say age 13+, you really can’t go wrong with a sewing machine! Even crafters who are more into knitting or scrapbooking could probably still use a sewing machine. For example, they might need to sew together pieces of knit fiber or even sew together paper for making scrapbook layouts. Sewing machines are awesome! Some non-crafters might say that I’m nuts, but I have no less than 3 sewing machines set up at one time, sometimes even more. If you are looking for something even more advanced than a regular sewing machine you might look into embroidery machine. An embroidery machine can be extremely useful if the person you are giving a gift to enjoys quilting or making personalized items. You can find both regular sewing machine and embroidery machines on DealDash at this link.

Brother ScanNCut Home and Hobby Cutting Machine

The last item that I am going to suggest for the crafty person in your life is a cutting machine. There are a few different brands of this type of machine, but they all do very similar things. These cutting machines can do a lot of different things, they of course can cut paper to make scrapbooking layouts, but they can do so much more! They can cut out stencils, vinyl stickers, t-shirt transfers, and even fabric. It’s very easy to design a project and cut it out in one sitting, it’s great for people who like instant gratification. These machines tend to be rather expensive, so my advice would be to check them out on DealDash. You can find one at this link here.

 

Thanks for reading, and I hope that I gave you some good ideas that you can put into practice for your holiday shopping. As a crafter myself, I would be overjoyed to receive any of these gifts for Christmas this year. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

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!

 

 

 

Neato Keeps My House Neat & Tidy

Everyone has heard of robot vacuum cleaners, but my favorite one has not gotten as much recognition as some of the others – Meet Neato!

Neato is the best robot floor cleaning vacuum that I have ever run across, and I have actually owned 3 different models of a different brand in the past. Well, guess what? They are all piled in the closet now, because the Neato XV Signature is all I need!

One of my favorite features that Neato has is he tells you when his dust bin and filter need to be cleaned. It really takes a lot of the guesswork out of keeping him in good running shape. He also thanks you when you complete his request, which I think is just adorable!

Neato politely requests that you empty his dust bin and thanks you after you complete his request.
Neato politely requests that you empty his dust bin

Another feature that I love about Neato is he is very easy to program. There are only a few choices on his menu, and it just takes a few pushes of a button to set his clock and then to set the days and times that you would like him to clean.

Neato Robotics has not been around as long of some of the other brands, they launched their first robot in 2010, but they have really improved the world of robotic vacuums since then. The Neato is different than some of the other robot vacuums because it doesn’t just randomly roam around the room, the Neato travels in straight line patterns that are partially overlapped, it has a laser that scans the room in a full 360° circle, and also maps the room being vacuumed while it is completing its task, which is really nothing short of amazing. The Neato XV series robot is even able to return to his home base by himself when he’s running out of power, and is able to remember where he left off cleaning, and continues to clean at the exact spot where he left off after he recharges himself.

I absolutely adore my Neato! I have him clean the bottom floor of my house every second day, and it really makes a difference when I do a big vacuuming with my Dyson at the end of the week. Before I won my Neato I was vacuuming every other day myself, it’s really great to be able to save so much time and scale down my time vacuuming to about an hour a week instead of 4 hours a week! And if you have pets you are in luck, no more vacuuming up fur everyday – Neato makes a robot vacuum specifically for pet owners.  So you see, Neato really makes life easier, and saves you time so you can enjoy your downtime instead of doing chores after work.

I was lucky enough to win my Neato on DealDash, and since these are a “1 Item Per User” on DealDash there is an increasingly high chance that the next person could get one at an even better deal. Speaking frankly, though, I am considering buying a second one at full price for the second floor of my home, so I could have two Neatos vacuuming both levels at once, they are just that good!

If you’re interested in seeing a small demonstration of my Neato and how he works, please visit my YouTube video below. And if you are interested in more DealDash themed videos feel free to subscribe to my channel while you are there, everyone is welcome! Good luck and happy bidding to all.