Right now, most of the world is staying inside because of COVID-19. Businesses everywhere are shutting their doors for the next few weeks. Perhaps you are prepared. You bought your comfort food, found toilet paper, helped fight against COVID-19, and have your family tucked comfortably away at home. Great, but now what? Most Americans are used to living lives on the go; running to work, grabbing lunch with friends, or going to the mall with the kids. Now, those options are off the table and the struggle to keep from being bored begins. Our tablets and computers help, but what do you do when you get bored on the internet? Never fear, you are in the right place. Keep reading to kind out some new ways that you can maintain your mental health and keep from being bored on the internet.
There’s No Place Like Home Gym
Our first tip to avoid being bored on the internet is to go to the gym. No, not that gym, stay at home! Go to a virtual gym by finding workout videos online! You can get a complete workout from the comfort of your own living room. From yoga to stretching to improvised power lifting, sites like YouTube.com will have instructional videos for free that can guide you in just about any discipline that you choose. And online stores like DealDash remain open so you can pick up any athletic gear that you may need for your home gym.
Are planning your Christmas party for the year? There’s still a little time to get some items from DealDash!
Christmas parties are so much fun! I enjoy attending them rather than throwing them myself, luckily my family gets invited to a few Christmas parties every year, so I am not usually obliged to be the hostess. However, every couple of years we end up hosting, and I always need to get new things for the Christmas party because I tend to lose, give away, or throw away items from the previous years. DealDash always has great party items, let’s browse the auctions and see what we can find that would be great for your next Christmas party.
Food really makes the party, so you’re going to need some quality kitchen equipment. DealDash has some very high-end quality knives imported from both France and Japan, as well as stand mixers, juicers, blenders, pots & pans, and just about any small appliance that you can think of for your kitchen to cook your party food. Cooking is so much easier and more fun when you have quality knives and appliances to use. If you are in need of anything other kitchen supplies check out DealDash’s Kitchen & Appliances section.
How else can DealDash help make things a little easier when planning your Christmas party? DealDash can help you decorate! Decorating both the outside and the inside of your home in a tasteful and classic way can make your party seem much more festive to your Christmas party goers. If you need some beautiful flatware and serving dishes, DealDash has them available for auction. Beautiful art, scented candles, and decorative clocks are also available on DealDash to get your home in shape for your Christmas party.
Having out-of-town guests in for your Christmas party can make it even more special. If your house isn’t quite guest friendly yet, you can always get a few items to make it more inviting. DealDash has some beautiful and ultra soft sheet sets, and even air beds and portable cots for kids if you don’t have enough beds to go around. Be sure that you’ve stocked up on the toilet paper and tissues as well – you’re going to need extra if you’re having overnight guests.
I hope that this article was helpful in getting some ideas for your next Christmas party. If you need more supplies for your party you need to check out DealDash. Visit DealDash at this link here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!
Let’s face it, as wonderful as Christmas is, the aftermath can be a mess! What are you going to do with all of your extra stuff? Let DealDash help.
First off, if you hosted your family’s Christmas celebration, I bet you have a lot of food left. So let’s talk about food storage first. I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like it when my foods are stored sharing containers in the fridge. The flavors and smells kind of meld together and I just don’t care for it. So when I am hosting people in my home I make sure that I have plenty of extra food storage containers handy and ready to go. If you are in need of food storage containers check out DealDash’s Kitchen & Appliances section, there are a few different options that come up frequently for auction. I personally prefer the glass ones, but they do tend to be a bit more expensive than their plastic counterparts, and also get very hot to touch after you have heated them in the microwave.
How about all of those new DVDs, Blu-Rays, books, and video games that you or your kid’s might have gotten for Christmas? You might need to expand your entertainment storage a little bit by getting a new bookshelf or cabinet so you can display your new items. DealDash has a ton of different options, try browsing the Home & Office category on DealDash. I know that one of my husband’s biggest complaints is that we have too many DVDs and books just randomly stashed around the family room and kid’s playroom. That problem is easily solved by getting one of these great storage units.
Lastly, and probably the most prolific if you have younger children – toy storage! The Toys, Kids, & Baby section on DealDash has a ton, of course! There are different toy storage options for both boys, girls, and also in neutral colors. At my house we have one of each of these options – it’s a great way to be able to organize the toys that specifically belong to either my son or daughter, and then the neutral bins I store the toys that they like to share together, such as the Legos and other building toys, art supplies, puzzles, and other things.
I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas together and got everything that you were wishing for! Good luck and happy bidding everyone.
As fun as the holidays are, some people just can’t get into the spirit. Here are some tips to help get through the next few weeks.
No matter what the reason, be it Seasonal Effective Disorder, baby blues, or just a dislike of the holidays in general you have a right to your feelings, and you’re going to need to find ways to keep yourself busy during the next few weeks. Here are some ideas to start off your thought process.
How about learning a new skill, such as cooking a specific meal or food item? Everyone else is baking Christmas cookies or planning on roasting a turkey, but how about you learn how to make home made pasta? It’s much more delicious than store bought pasta, and you can make it as healthy (or not!) as you choose. If you have a Kitchenaid stand mixer you can make pasta really quickly and easily. Here is a simple recipe you can follow:
3 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour, sifted (plus extra flour for preparing)
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoons water
Place eggs, water, flour and salt in mixer bowl. Attached bowl and flat beater. Turn to speed 2 and mix for 30 to 60 seconds. Add more water if the dough is too dry, in 1/2 Tablespoon increments.
Change out the flat beater for the dough hook. Turn to speed 2 and knead for 2 minutes. Remove the dough and knead by hand for 2 minutes. Let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
Cut dough into four pieces before processing with pasta sheet attachment. Take one piece and flatten into a rectangular shape. Adding flour to both sides. Be sure to cover the other pieces. Attach the pasta sheet roller to your stand mixer and set it to #1. Turn on the stand mixer to speed 2 and run the pasta dough through the pasta sheet roller. While on #1, fold the dough in half and run it through again. Do this several times.
Adding a little bit of flour on each side of the dough again, change setting to #2 and pass the pasta dough through the sheet roller. Do this twice and then twice each on #3 and then #4. If you want thicker dough, don’t do the #4 setting.
Once again, add flour to each side of your long pasta sheet. Change the attachment to your spaghetti or fettuccine cutter and turn on to speed 2. Run the pasta sheet through and with your left hand, hold on to the pasta as it comes through the cutter. Allow pasta to dry for a few minutes before boiling.
When boiling your pasta, it only needs 3 to 7 minutes to boil.
You can get a Kitchenaid mixer and all of it’s various attachments on DealDash. Just click this link here and it will take you to the auctions. If pasta making sounds fun but maybe a little too ambitious check out DealDash’s Kitchen & Appliances section and perhaps you can find a fun new kitchen gadget that’s more your speed.
If cooking really isn’t your thing, how about using your extra time off from work (assuming you get holiday time off!) and do some of those extra projects around the house that you have been putting off for a while now? I can think of a few projects off the top of my head that need doing around my house, and I bet you can, too. If you’re really not much of a handy sort, how about getting a basic tool set from DealDash? You could get something like the Essentials 34 piece tool kit and have just about everything you need for a small project. You can find that auction, and other tool kit auctions at this link here.
If you’re more advanced in your handiness you could pick up something a little trickier to use such as a rotary tool set or even a hammer drill. Check out the Home, Garden, & Tools section here on DealDash and see what you can discover.
Of course, there’s nothing more fun than sitting down at your computer and just browsing all of the different areas on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!
Are you throwing a Christmas party later on this month? There’s still time to get some assistance from DealDash!
Planning any sort of party can be hard work, especially Christmas parties, because I feel like there is more pressure put on to make the “perfect party” so much more so than a regular dinner party. My family gets invited to a few Christmas parties every year, and since weekend time is limited in December sometimes I find myself picking and choosing which party to attend. I can only assume that other families have this same issue, so if people choose to attend a Christmas party of mine instead of someone elses’ that year I feel obliged to show them a good time! Let’s take a quick peek at how DealDash can help make things a little easier when planning your Christmas party.
Have you decorated the outside of your house yet? This isn’t a requirement, of course, but decorating both the outside and the inside of your home in a tasteful and classic way can make your party seem much more festive to your Christmas party goers. There are both Target and Wal*Mart gift cards available on DealDash almost daily, and they are always shipped quickly and safely. If I was in need of more decorations I would bid on these gift cards and take advantage of some of the great sales that these places are running through Christmas and get some great decorations. You can find the gift cards at this link here.
Another part of having a great Christmas party is having great food, of course. If you have been paying attention to this blog in the past month or so you might have read my Thanksgiving blog. This blog can give you some pointers and ideas for making “real food” which can be found at this link here. However, in this blog I wanted to mention that it would be wonderful to bake some homemade Christmas cookies for your guests to eat at the party, or even make up small bags of them and send your guests home with cookies. Making cookie dough is infinitely easier of you have a great quality stand mixer like the KitchenAid. My daughter and I used mine this past weekend to make Christmas cookies, and even though I am 8 months pregnant and exhausted making the cookies this year with my KitchenAid was a breeze compared to last year when I had an inferior mixer. You can check out the different colors of KitchenAid stand mixers that DealDash has at this link here. I have the hot pink one! If you are in need of anything other kitchen supplies besides the mixer check out DealDash’s Kitchen & Appliances section.
I hope that these tips got you thinking about what an enjoyable and memorable Christmas party might entail. If you are looking for any more supplies for your party definitely check out DealDash – Don’t forget to get the mundane things such as extra paper towels, toilet paper, and tissues. Check the Home, Garden and Tools section at this link here, you wouldn’t want to run out while company is over! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!