Ashley Poskin

Ashley traded the quiet life of a small town in a big house for the hustle and bustle of the Windy City. On any given day you might find her working on a freelance photo or blogging gig, wrangling her little darling, or walking Chuck the boxer.
This 3-Step, 2-Ingredient Technique Will Eliminate Any Musty Laundry Odors
You might think a simple wash cycle would lift that all-too-familiar musty smell, but you’d be very, very wrong.
May 14, 2024
I Got Rid of the Ants in My House Using Just Two Ingredients
Cleaning
No need to use harsh ingredients to eliminate these kitchen pests.
May 9, 2024
We Gave a DIYer $25 to Shop at Goodwill — Here's What She Got for Her Home
Projects & Improvements
So many project ideas!
Apr 20, 2024
I Used Cheap Napkins to Give a $12 Target Lamp a Cottagecore Makeover
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
I took the lamp from “forgettable farmhouse” to “custom cottage.”
Apr 12, 2024
The Right Way to Paint Furniture (So Your Paint Job Actually Lasts)
Projects & Improvements
Do it right the first time and you won’t have to do it again — until you have a new favorite color, that is.
Mar 31, 2024
The Secret to Getting a Pro-Level Result on Your Next DIY Paint Job
Projects & Improvements
Make your DIY a real “wow.”
Mar 30, 2024
This Wallpaper Project Is Easier Than Peel-and-Stick
Projects & Improvements
You don’t need many tools, but you will definitely need a second set of hands.
Mar 28, 2024
This Is the Easiest, No-Paint Way to Refresh Your Dining Furniture
Projects & Improvements
It’s practically no-mess.
Mar 28, 2024
How to Clean a Brick Fireplace with All-Natural Cleaners
Though it might be tempting to use a commercial cleanser, think about trying one of these natural fireplace-cleaning options first.
Feb 6, 2024
Sewing by Hand Is the "Adulting" Skill Everyone Should Have
Learn these six common stitches and you can apply them to a myriad of projects.
Jan 31, 2024
How to Fix Every Broken, Stuck, and Stubborn Zipper Ever
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
These are common problems with surprisingly simple solutions.
Jan 4, 2024
Don't Buy More Gift Bags! Here's How to Wrap Oddly Shaped Presents
These easy wrapping techniques look like works of art.
Dec 20, 2023
The Fastest Way to Make Gifts Look Like They Were Wrapped by a Pro
Step up your gift wrap game.
Dec 20, 2023
8 Ways to Add Moisture to the Air Without a Humidifier
Don't dry out this winter.
Dec 16, 2023
How to Clean Silver With Aluminum Foil and Baking Soda
Looking for an all-natural solution to keep silver flatware tarnish-free? This simple recipe which includes just a few ingredients may be the holy grail of all-natural silver polish. Like a magic cleaning wand for the laziest chore keepers, this concoction makes tarnish disappear quickly, right before your eyes. Baking soda is key to this simple and quick method for cleaning silverware.
Dec 14, 2023
117 Creative Ways to Fill Up Your Advent Calendar
Not sure how to fill up your Advent calendars this year? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Dec 1, 2023
How to Use a Tape Measure the Right Way
We definitely just learned a few new things.
Nov 15, 2023
These Are the ONLY Steps You'll Need to Fold a Fitted Sheet
You’ll never have to struggle with this frustrating task again!
Oct 26, 2023
You Can Clean Your Computer Screen With Just Two Household Ingredients
Staring at a dirty computer screen while you're trying to work can be very distracting.
Sep 19, 2023
The Right Way to Paint IKEA Furniture
HOME PROJECTS
Make all your IKEA hacks and upgrades really count by painting them the right way.
Jul 30, 2023
I Put TikTok’s Plant Lamp Hack to the Test — Here’s How It Went
HOME PROJECTS
This DIY is brilliant in its simplicity, so I wanted to try it for myself. Here’s what I discovered.
Jul 20, 2023
This 2-Step DIY Can Turn Any Outdoor Space into an Enchanted Garden
Home Projects
Each piece costs as little as $1 to pull together.
Jun 16, 2023
I Tried a Hack That Lets You Hang Sconces Absolutely Anywhere, No Wires Needed
The results look surprisingly convincing.
Jun 14, 2023
B&A: A DIY Faux Fireplace Made My Living Room Feel Bigger and Cozier
Home Projects
The new “fireplace” gives me back almost a foot of floor space.
Jun 13, 2023
B&A: I Transformed My Bland Rental Bathroom with a Low-Cost DIY Hack
Home Projects
I spent less than $100 on this redo.
Jun 4, 2023
I Turned $15 Tile from Home Depot into Chic Coasters with a 2-Step DIY
Home Projects
This is the easiest DIY I’ve ever done, and it was totally worth it.
Jun 1, 2023
How To Clean A Toilet with Denture Tablets
Keeps dentures bright and clean? Check. Lifts stains from your toilet bowl? Check! Drop a tablet in your toilet and let the effervescent powers of denture cleanser do the hard work. There are only three things needed and here’s how to do it. Denture cleansing tablets Toilet brush Gloves Drop one cleansing tablet into the toilet bowl and let sit for 20-30 minutes, the water will turn blue as it starts to effervesce. Use your toilet brush to work off any rings or stains in the bowl.
May 29, 2023
My $5 Magic Trick For Making Dirty Shoes Look New Again in Seconds
You’ll truly be amazed at how quickly the transformation happens, it’s simple, and totally effective.
May 29, 2023
10 Easy Dusting Hacks for When You’re Beyond Lazy
Including one way to kick up dust without lifting a finger.
May 29, 2023
I Tried 3 Rental-Safe Cabinet Upgrades — And Was Surprised by My Fave
Home Projects
My kitchen cabinets desperately needed a new look, so I put three reversible transformations to the test.
May 26, 2023
How to Turn Basically Anything into a One-of-a-Kind Table Lamp
Home Projects
Finally, an excuse to buy all the quirky thrift store figurines your heart desires!
May 24, 2023
How To Green Clean the Grout In Your Shower & Bathroom
Is your bathroom guest-ready?
May 20, 2023
How To Whiten Laundry Without Chlorine Bleach
Many of us have banished chlorine bleach from our homes, as it can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs, poison fish and insects, and release carcinogenic dioxins during production. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways keep white linens, socks, and other fabrics sparkling, and you probably already have the necessary ingredients around the house. Ready to get started? Here are some bleach-free ways to get your whites whiter!
May 19, 2023
Why You’ll Want to Pour Dish Soap in Your Toilet Bowl
Organize & Clean
You might be able to avoid a call to the plumber if you have access to dish soap and very, very hot water.
May 15, 2023
I Tried the TikTok Hack for Updating Thrifted Baskets, and I’m a Fan
Home Projects
Shiny, orange-y wicker baskets are a common find at thrift stores, but there’s an easy way to make them look more modern.
May 12, 2023
One of the Best Details in My Bedroom Cost $3.75 at the Dollar Store
Home Projects
When traditional wallpaper borders weren’t a fit for my rental, I turned to one of my favorite budget shopping sources for an alternative.
May 8, 2023