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.
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
I Got Rid of the Ants in My House Using Just Two Ingredients
No need to use harsh ingredients to eliminate these kitchen pests.
Aug 24, 2023
The Right Way to Paint IKEA Furniture
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
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
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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
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 15, 2023
I Tried the TikTok Hack for Updating Thrifted Baskets, and I’m a Fan
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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
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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
How To Hang Fabric as Wallpaper
Applying fabric to a wall with liquid starch is a great solution for renters and commitment-phobes alike. A bit time-intensive, yes, but the results are just about as good as it gets. And unlike some wallpapers, you can take it with you when you move! This kitchenette turned walk-in closet (old house, used to be multiple apartments..) had great light and was begging for some inspired design.
Jan 2, 2023
5 Ways To Add Moisture to the Air Without a Humidifier
Don't dry out this winter.
Dec 20, 2022
How To Upgrade Drawer Knobs, Pulls, and Handles
If you find you’re becoming restless with your furniture, consider updating the hardware. This simple fix can majorly transform dressers and cabinets, taking them from blah to mwah! New hardware can make inexpensive pieces look luxe and bring vintage pieces closer to the modern realm. Mismatched furniture? Bring the look together with coordinating hardware in hardly any time at all. Knobs and drawer pulls range dramatically in price, you can find them from as little as .
Nov 4, 2022
I Tried Dryer Sheets, Dryer Balls, and a DIY Hack: Here’s What Happened to My Towels
Within each load was two towels: one brand-new towel straight from the store, and one older bath towel from my family's stash. Here are the results.
Nov 4, 2022