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Ashley Marcin

Ashley is the founder of lifestyle blogs {never}homemaker and Writing Chapter Three. She also holds a degree in Expository Writing.

Latest articles by Ashley Marcin

10 Things You Already Own That Can Be Turned Into a Tote Bag

You can always use an extra tote bag, and it turns out you can make one out of several items that are already in your house!

10 Ways to Make the Most of Daylight Savings

You might be losing an hour of sleep on Sunday, but there are plenty of reasons to get psyched to spring ahead!

How to Spring Clean Your Whole Life — One Step at a Time

Spring cleaning can seem overwhelming, but there is a way to organize your entire life, one step at a time.

9 No-Fuss Plants That Will Brighten Your Home Until Spring

When the winter days are short and dreary, glance over at your blooming indoor plants to improve your mood.

25 Hobbies You Can Start for Under $10

Starting a new hobby should never drain your bank account. Luckily, there are a bunch that you can start for $10 or less.

5 Money Conversations Every Couple Should Have

Money may not buy happiness, but being honest and open about it can buy you a lot of relationship points.

5 Ways to Prevent the Winter Blues from Busting Your Budget

The winter blues can put heavy strain on your sleep, diet, and, you guessed it — even your finances. Here's how to perk up — for your money's sake.

Taking a Work Leave? Here's How to Prepare

No matter what reason you want a break from the 9-to-5, you need to prepare yourself — and your money — first.

The High Cost of Keeping Warm

Keeping your home warm this winter comes at a cost — a rather high one, if you're not careful.

10 Smart and Frugal Uses for Epsom Salt

Instead of buying expensive cleaners and beauty products, you can save a ton of cash if you use good old fashioned epsom salt instead.

7 Surefire Ways to Save on Grilling

Woo-hoo, grilling season is back! Cut the cost of our favorite way to spend a summer evening with some easy frugal outdoor cooking tips.

10 Frugal Reasons to Compost

Looking to live a little greener and save a little more green? Give composting a try!

6 Smart Ways to Use Garage Space

If the garage serves no other purpose but another space for clutter to pile up, why not convert it into one of these creative uses?

Get Your Home Cleaner Than a Pro Can — And Save Big

Save money on a cleaning service by using a little elbow grease of your own. Your home will sparkle — and it's a lot easier than you think!

How to Get the Greenest Lawn on the Block — Naturally

A lush lawn does not require a lush dollar amount. Try one of these inexpensive and environmentally-kind tricks to get the greenest grass on the block.

5 Home Canned Foods That Beat Store Bought

Skip the sauce and condiment aisle, and try one of these easy canning recipes right in your home kitchen!

9 Smart Sources for Wedding Essentials

You might find that some of the most cherished parts of your wedding can be found in unexpected places — and for very little money!

10 Smart DIY Spice Storage Ideas

Nothing clutters up a kitchen like a bunch of spice jars. Get yours all in a row — and easy to find — with some ingenious DIY.

10 Allergy-Free Snacks That Are Safe for Almost Everybody

Schools are wisening up to common food allergens, but these safe snacks are easy to share with kids and adults alike.

Everything You Need to Know About Switching to the Cash Only Lifestyle

If seeing your spending helps you stick to budget, a cash system may be the answer you need. Here's how to make the switch to cash and carry.