DealDash Helps Prevent Boredom

 

As someone who just had stomach surgery this week I am bedridden for another few days. DealDash helps me from becoming too bored.

That’s why they call it “Entertainment Shopping.” DealDash helps in two distinct ways to overcome boredom. The first way, of course, is just by bidding and winning on DealDash itself.

I don’t know about you, but personally I can spend hours at a time on DealDash without even bidding! I love to look at the upcoming auctions, read the descriptions, and see what amounts of money that the item has won for in the past. If I decide that there is something that I want to bid on then I do a search to see if there are more than one of the particular item up for bid, and when it’s coming up. Then of course I bookmark the auctions that I have chosen so I remember to come back later.

I also love to look at the Winners section to see what kind of awesome deals that people have been getting that day, or alternately, who got in over their head and bid far, far too much for an item. It’s fun for me to see what people are winning as “first time winners” as well.

The second way that DealDash can help alleviate boredom, of course, is by enjoying the things that you win on DealDash! DealDash has so many wonderful things that can keep you entertained, even when you are bedridden, like myself.

A few suggestions on things that you can bid on to alleviate boredom:

  • Video Games – DealDash has a great selection of video game systems as well as the games to go with them, and other accessories like game controllers.
  • Board Games – DealDash sometimes offers board games up for auction. As long as you have someone to play board games with, they can be a lot of fun, and something that you can do from your bed.
  • DVDs/Blu-Rays – DealDash offers movies on both formats, and in a variety of genres. I’m sure that you can find a movie that you enjoy.
  • Gift Cards – What’s always fun? Shopping online! DealDash offers gift cards from a variety of retailers, and some of them can be used online such as Target, Wal*Mart, Toys r Us, etc, so you can shop from the comfort of your own bed.

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re sick and in bed like myself, or if you’re just bored and looking for something fun to do 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.

Cold? DealDash Can Warm You Up!

 

As I’m writing this sitting in Boston, it was one degree today. ONE DEGREE! Luckily, DealDash has some great items to warm you up.

Let’s start with the most obvious things, space heaters! DealDash has a few different space heaters up for auction at various times, there are different ones that are purely utilitarian and others that provide warmth as well as being very decorative as well.

Starting with the utilitarian, there are a few different styles of Lasko brand heater that are oscillating ceramic tower heaters, and if you’re interested in the more decorative heaters, there are also heaters that even look like fireplaces! And if you’re interested in a patio heater for outside, DealDash has those as well.  If you’re interested in any of these kinds of heaters just click on this link here and it will take you directly to them on DealDash.

Lasko Oscillating Ceramic Electric Space HeaterLifesource 20-inch Tall Heater Fireplace

Fire Sense Patio Heater

 

There are some other great things that DealDash has that can help you warm up, such as a heating pad, or even an electric blanket. Both of these items can be a great comfort to you if you stick either one of them in your bed at night and turn them on about 10 minutes before you go to bed at night. They will heat up your bed and make it nice and toasty warm for you when you slid in under the covers. However, please make sure that you turn them off before you actually go to sleep, though. We wouldn’t want you to get overheated at night. However, if you forget it isn’t such a big deal – both of these items have an auto shut-off feature. If you would like to see these items on DealDash, please just click this link here.

SoftHeat Ultra Moist/Dry Heating Pad

However, when I’m at home and I’m feeling a bit chilly, the very first thing that I like to do personally is use my heated foot massager! It makes my feet feel not only toasty warm but also relaxed as well. DealDash has not only just heated foot massagers, but even whole body massagers. Now that sounds relaxing and warm. If you would like to check out the heated massagers that DealDash has to offer, please just click this link here.

Schultz ZycraPulse™ - Massage Lounge Chair (ships March 2016) Schultz ZycraPulse™ - Foot & Calf Massager

 

Hopefully the temperatures will warm up soon, but even if they don’t, rest assured that you are prepared for the winter temps and weather ahead. 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.

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.

Best Time of the Day to Bid on DealDash

There are so many great items to bid on at DealDash, but when is the best time to bid on them?

I really think that the most important thing to do before you make any kind of bidding commitment is to do your research! Once you have found something that you would really like to win and you feel like you can commit yourself to going all the way to the BIN price if you have to, then start checking out every auction for the item you want, as well as similar items. I personally would make a spreadsheet detailing when the auctions for the coveted item (or very similar ones) start, bookmark them on DealDash, and then when the auction is over, what time the auction ended. By the way, if you don’t know how to bookmark auctions on DealDash, it’s really easy! Just click the little star in the top right corner, and it will turn yellow.

After you have watched and studied and took notes on these auctions you can get a better idea of when might be your best time to take the plunge and start bidding. Just make sure that you get your first bid in before the auction hits $5 or you will be locked out.

Personally, I have found the best times to bid in general are weekdays during the daytime, and holidays. However, DealDash has grown to be such a huge site with so many people opening accounts and bidding it’s really hard to say. I feel the best idea when trying to find the best time to bid is just to watch, watch, watch! If you happen to be browsing the “Winners” section on DealDash and notice that a lot of items have gone quite cheaply in the past hour or so, well, now’s the time! Load up that BidBuddy and have some fun!

So, DealDashers, that is how I decide when to bid when I want to get a great deal on DealDash. Sometimes the plan works out beautifully and I won an awesome item, and other times I end up Buying It Now and using my bids a different day. That’s the fun of DealDash, you never know who will win! So go ahead 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.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

 

Here in Massachusetts we are gearing up for our very first snow of the season! It’s coming remarkably late in the year, it was a beautiful 60 degrees on Christmas Eve. Let’s think about snow…

 

When you think about snow, what is the first thing that you think of? Well, if you’re a grown up, you are probably thinking about snow removal. No fun! We will get to that later, but for now, let’s think like kids. And how do kids feel about snow? They love it! If it’s a lighter snow they get to go out and play, and if it’s a heavier snow they even get to skip going to school. What kid doesn’t love a snow day?

When you think about playing in the snow, they first thing that comes to my mind, as a parent, is warm snow gear. If your kids old snow gear doesn’t fit anymore, or if they didn’t receive any new snow gear this year for Christmas, you might want to head on over to DealDash and check out their gift card section, here. DealDash has quite a large selection of gift cards, and there are plenty of cards available to stores that carry all manner of snow gear such as snowsuits, boots, hats, gloves, etc. Some cards that you might want to check out are Sears, Target, Wal*Mart, or even Cabela’s Sports if you are looking to get some higher quality snow gear for an older kid or teen who likes to snowboard or ski.

Alright, let’s talk about the less fun side of snow – snow removal. Snow removal can be as difficult and backbreaking or as easy as you want it to be, you just have to have the right tools for the job. If it’s a very light dusting of snow, and you just want to shovel your walk so it’s easier and safer for your family and others to walk on, just use a shovel, no problem. If it’s a mid-level snow, and the classic shovel is a bit too backbreaking for your taste, how about getting a snow pusher? They are similar to a shovel, except they have a long flat blade that you can just push the snow out of the way like a human snow-dozer. Of course, for the heaviest snow you are going to need to pull out all of the stops and use your snow blower! The good news is, DealDash has all of these snow removal products and more. Check out the Home, Garden, & Tools section here and check out all of the great products that are up for auction to make your life easier for you.

 

 

Well, I’m off to organize my snow tools, then relax with a hot tea, and check out the auctions. See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

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.

How I Decide What to Bid On

There are so many great items to bid on when you go to DealDash sometimes it’s hard to choose what you really want.

I really think that the most important thing to do before you make any kind of bidding commitment is to do your research! Once you have found something that you would really like to win and you feel like you can commit yourself to going all the way to the BIN price if you have to, then start checking out every auction for the item you want, as well as similar items.

For instance, if you are interested in a certain outdoor grill then make sure that you put every grill that’s even remotely similar with the similar BIN price on your watch list. You can put them on your watch list by clicking the little star in the upper right corner, and DealDash will save the auction for you so you can come back later and check it out. It’s one of my favorite DealDash features.

George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Electric Barbeque Grill Backyard Grill 17.5-Inch Charcoal GrillChar-Broil Patio Bistro Electric Grill

The reason that you want to put the other similar grills onto your watch list is that some people aren’t too particular about name brand, color, etc. and they are just trying to win a grill, any grill. You will especially find this to be true when people are doing their Christmas shopping and they are bidding on DealDash to pick up gifts for people.

Once you have all of these grills (or whatever item you are interested in of course!) on your watch list you should try to watch each and every grill auction, and take note of what day and time they begin, and what the final auction price is. That way you can get a better idea of when might be your best time to take the plunge and start bidding. Just make sure that you get your first bid in before the auction hits $5 or you will be locked out.

So, DealDashers, that is how I decide what to bid on when I visit DealDash. Sometimes the plan works out beautifully and I won an awesome item, and other times I end up Buying It Now and using my bids a different day. That’s the fun of DealDash, you never know who will win! So go ahead 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.