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Happy Summer!

Ilennis Martinez - Thursday, June 22, 2017
Happy Summer!

Springtime in Tri-Cities

Ilennis Martinez - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Springtime in the Tri

Spring Cleaning 2017

Ilennis Martinez - Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Spring Cleaning 2017

Junior Achievement FUNdraiser

Marketing Team - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Dura-Shine Clean team is raising money for the Junior Achievement of Washington program. To raise money we are hosting a raffle drawing and giving away some pretty amazing prizes! Check out what you can win below!

Help us support Junior Achievement of Washington!

Clean Off Your Desk Day

Marketing Team - Monday, January 09, 2017


To honor an uncluttered, organized and clean workspace, the second Monday of January is celebrated as the Clean Off Your Desk Day. And this amazing day just happens to be TODAY!

Below are some steps to help you celebrate #CeanOffYourDeskDay:

Celebrate #CleanOffYourDeskDay

T'was The Week Before Christmas

Marketing Team - Monday, December 19, 2016
T'was The week Before Christmas

Go Hawks !

Marketing Team - Monday, December 12, 2016

  • December in Tri-Cities Washington…. What can you say about it, I mean besides the obviousness of the Holidays, the weather is pretty unremarkable. It is cold sometime damp, and almost always windy… and always grayish with little peeks of sun just to tease us about the wonderful weather we have the rest of the year.  Typically, this is the month we get our 1 skiff (and I mean it’s like Frosty the snow man blew his nose on us) of snow that last all of about 3-4 hours and then the winds melt it away.  #12sforlife

    But never fear!!! Because the Seahawks are PLAYING!!!!  WOOHOO!!!!! #GOHAWKS

    So let’s plan our next shindig/indoor tailgate! There are so many awesome ideas on Pintrest for tailgating and snacks and drinks that I don’t even know where to begin! #SEAHAWKS

    Some ideas that can go for just a family affair to a huge group of friends, things like meatballs or little smokies in some kind of sauce in the crock pot, or bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños (one of my favorites), buffalo wings, veggie trays, meat & cheese trays, chips & dips galore!   #DrangeRussWilson

    My suggestion is to only pick 3 food items or 2 food items and a “bucket” drink or punch and then ask everyone else to contribute that way you can have fun watching the game as well and you don’t have to spend all morning cooking! #LOB

    For easy clean up, get plastic cups, silverware, napkins and plates in Green and Blue!  **Savings Tip*** They don’t have to be the expensive logo stuff, just go to the local Dollar store and get the colors!  Streamers and plastic table clothes also are a fun way to dress and room up. #12sRule

    An easy fun treat that you can make ahead of time is cupcakes.  Now here’s the fun part, surprise your guests by making them tie-dye, its super easy and fun to do. #skittleme

    All you need is 2 white cake mixes, mix them is 2 separate bowls just as directed. When complete add food coloring, for Seahawks, blue in 1 bowl green in the other. If you want to get tricky, take 1/3 out of each bowl before adding the coloring and place in a third bowl (so you will then have white, blue and green). Layer the colors in cupcake papers with a spoon. Should be 1 layer of each color. Then take a butter knife and drag through the mix slightly swirling the layers together, be careful to not mix too much as they will blend and look like mud. #Seahawks12thMan

    Then bake like normal. When done baking, let cool and then frost and decorate as you like! The tie-dye look will show when you bite into your cupcake! #lady12s

    Make sure to have your garbage can out in the open so people know where to place used plates and such. This will help in clean up after the game is over. #SeahawksNation

    For your viewing pleasure The Seahawks have 2 more games this month: #Go Hawks

    Los Angeles Rams (that’s still weird) on Dec 15th, 2016 in Seattle @ 5:25pm (PST)

    Arizona Cardinals on Dec 24th, 2016 in Seattle @ 1:25pm (PST)

Thanksgiving Dish & Drink Pairing

Marketing Team - Monday, November 21, 2016

When thinking about Thanksgiving, we have a lot of reasons to be thankful! Life, good health, living in a wonderful community, family, friends, the list could go on and on!  Here at Dura-Shine Clean, we know first-hand how crazy family dinners are, especially “BIG” family dinners like Thanksgiving.

Try something different this Thanksgiving by pair your drinks with dinner…. No matter what you drink, whether its wine, beer, cider or root beer floats, everything tastes better when paired properly. 

Here is a chart you can follow to help you pair your meal. Let us know what your favorite pairings were! 

Add A Washington Twist:
We are lucky to live in this area that has so many wines and craft beers! Have a true Washington Thanksgiving by pairing your food with local drinks instead!

After the Meal:
The worst part of big dinners is clean up!  No one likes to do the dishes, or clear the table. It’s funny to watch how fast the entire family can disappear or fall asleep at the exact moment that clean up starts.

It’s probably because no one wants to accept responsibility for the drink/food spills on Grandma’s lace table cloth or the white carpet!

For all stains the important thing is to get on it ASAP, the sooner the better, and remember to blot not rub or scrub (this only squishes the stain in worse). If the stains are pesky and refuse treatment, or if your home needs a thorough post-Thanksgiving clean, give us a call!

The Nightmare Before Halloween!

Marketing Team - Thursday, October 20, 2016

It was a few days before Halloween and we walked in to find a murder scene in our shop!  AAARRHHHH!!!  Ok…. not really, but it feels that way when you look at the mess that’s left over from carving pumpkins! No matter how hard you try to contain it (like a Dexter episode) that slime gets everywhere! Here are a few #DuraShineTips to help you contain your pumpkin massacre. 

  1. 1. Use newspaper or cut open a large garbage bag and lay it flat onto your working surface. When you are finished carving all you need to do is roll/fold up the mess! Using garbage bags is nice because they prevent the “pumpkin guts” from seeping through and dirtying your workspace. However, newspaper is the “green” approach. When you’re finished you can just toss the entire mess into your green bin!
  2. 2. Keep a trash bag near each carver. This will limit the amount of walking to and from the trash can which, in turn, limits the amount of pumpkin spill accidents!
  3. 3. If you live somewhere rural or have a composter you can dispose of your guts outside, they make great compost or even a snack for the wildlife in our area. If spreading the guts outside isn’t an option and you don’t want the smell to knock you out before trash day, make sure to place your guts in a trash bag and tie it in a knot. And may the force be with you!

Extra Tip: Keep your kids entertained by hand them a pile of guts and have them pick out the seeds. Make a game out of it and see who can get the most clean seeds out! Once your kids have successfully picked out the pumpkin seeds, take them to the sink and rinse them off and follow the recipe below for some yummy pumpkin seeds. 

-Have a safe and happy Halloween from everyone one here at Dura-Shine Clean! 

Enjoy Spring Outdoors Fun in Tri-Cities, WA

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Friday, April 08, 2016
Spring in the Tri-Cities is a sight to behold. Beautiful spring flowers with luscious colors at every corner, the glimmering reflection of the sun on the Columbia River, and fun recreational opportunities abound. Our motto has always been: we work and you play, And for that reason we wanted to give you a handy list of fun things to do in the Tri-Cities!

  • Go to the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center. This museum holds detailed history not only on Hanford’s history but also the natural history and ecology of the area, from the Ice Age floods to the animals and plants that make their home here. There is something new to learn with every visit. You can also sign up for one of their many guided tours!

  • If you’re the sporty type then head on over to the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick. It has sports, open fields, a water park and playgound and even the popular Carousel of Dreams. Spend the morning here playing in the fields, then go catch lunch at one of the nearby restaurants.
  • Visit the Sacajawea State Park and Sacajawea Heritage Trail. At the 284-acre state park you can visit the Sacajawea Interpretive Center  as well as one of the seven interpretive displays honoring the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • Hike the many nearby trails like Badger Mountain, Twin Sisters, Wallula Gap, White Bluffs, and McBee Grade. This is perfect for the adventurous type with the love of the great outdoors. 
  • Water sports are big in the Tri-Cities especially when it gets closer to summer. Go on an adventure on the Columbia River with Columbia River Rentals or Columbia Kayak Adventures. You can go boating, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and more.

We’re passionate about all the great things the Tri-Cities has to offer, that is why we love working, living, and playing here. Our company and our team members participate and volunteer regularly to keep the Tri-Cities a great place to live for everybody.  

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