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.
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.
3 days ago
The Right Way to Paint IKEA Furniture
Make all your IKEA hacks and upgrades really count by painting them the right way.
Jul 31, 2023
I Put TikTok’s Plant Lamp Hack to the Test — Here’s How It Went
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
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
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
No Need to Dry Clean: How To Wash A Down Comforter
Ever wondered if it’s okay to wash your down comforter without taking it to the dry cleaners? You’ve wondered correctly! You can absolutely wash your down comforter sans the pros. All you need is a mild detergent, and a few hours spent at the laundromat. And patience. Did I mention patience? Mild or all-natural detergent Tennis balls Extra large capacity front-loading washing machine Extra large capacity dryer or sunny outdoor space 1.
May 21, 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 17, 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
I Found an Easy Trick for Scoring Luxe Designer Decor for Way Less
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If you’re not doing this, you could be missing out on great deals and really cool finds.
May 5, 2023
The Best Way to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet
Organize & Clean
I tried five methods and found a clear winner.
Apr 8, 2023
I Tried 5 Ways to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothes
Organize & Clean
Here's how it went.
Apr 1, 2023
Cleaning Showdown: We Tried 5 Ways to Deep-Clean “Seasoned” Baking Sheets — And the Winner Was Very Effective
We're happy to report that our tried-and-true method ended up being the best.
Mar 22, 2023
B&A: A Busted Bookshelf Transforms into a Show-Stopping Headboard for $100
With some clever DIY, this bookshelf is completely unrecognizable.
Mar 1, 2023
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Dutch Ovens and Found a Clear Winner
The winner has actually been Kitchn's preferred method for years.
Feb 25, 2023
I Turned a Busted Bookshelf into a Glam Upholstered Headboard — Here's How
It's not just an upcycle — it's a *glow-up*-cycle.
Feb 20, 2023
We Tried 4 Methods for Cleaning Dirty Oven Racks and Found a Clear Winner
Two of the methods had the best results, but one of those became our favorite.
Feb 15, 2023
The Best Way to Clean Grease Stains off a Glass Baking Dish
Find out which method got my Pyrex nice and clean!
Jan 14, 2023
116 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.
Oct 21, 2022
We Tried 4 Methods to Clean Enameled Stove Grates and the Winner is So Easy
It got gross, greasy stove grates looking good as new.
Oct 18, 2022
I Used Car Wax to Prevent Messes on My Stovetop — Here’s How It Went
I'm just mad I didn't know about this sooner!
Jul 4, 2021
This $7 Cleaning Goop Is for Everyone Who’s Been Eating Over a Laptop
Crumbs galore! But not anymore.
Jun 22, 2021
I Added a Power Drill to My Kitchen Cleaning Caddy
And I haven't looked back!
May 23, 2021
B&A: I Turned My Mom's Office into a Cozy Hangout for Mother's Day
I wanted to give her a space that made her happy — and I think I nailed it.
May 9, 2021
Here Is Every Single Project I Tackled at Home Over the Pandemic
Making small upgrades helped give me some distraction, and made me feel more in control.
Mar 30, 2021
Before & After: I Redid My Cabinets Using Marie Kondo Organizers
In true Marie Kondo style, the products are simple, beautiful, and serene.
Feb 25, 2021
This $30 IKEA Find Helped Me Pack a Whole Home Gym into 2 Square Feet
It's portable, affordable, and oh so cheery.
Feb 17, 2021
I Tried the $0 Hack to DIY the Internet's Favorite Candle—and You Should, Too
This DIY took less than an hour, and you can probably do it with materials you already own.
Feb 3, 2021
28 Tiny Home Makeovers for the Shortest Month of the Year
These little projects will give you big happy vibes.
Feb 1, 2021
How to Give Gifts in Cardboard Shipping Boxes (and Actually Make Them Cute)
Skip wrapping this year, and repurpose your shipping boxes instead.
Dec 21, 2020