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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

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.

10 Smart Things to Do With Leftover Easter Goodies

The Easter Bunny brings a wealth of knick-knacks and treats. Stuck wondering what to do with those goodies post-Sunday? Repurpose them!

Don't Let These 6 Home Décor Flaws Ruin Your House Hunt

Kitschy cabinets, disco fever carpeting...never fear! These house-hunting turn-offs are actually easy fixes.

Your Kitchen: Splurge on This, Save on That

No need to splurge on every kitchen tool worthy of a pro chef. Even seasoned cooks can save by knowing where to economize.

10 Fun Money Apps for Kids

"Financial literacy" may sound like a fancy adult term, but you can get your kids in on it, too, with these fun apps!

How to Stop the Takeout Meal Cycle and Save

Takeout is tempting, but it's wreaking havoc on your savings. Stop the cycle with some savvy shopping and a little planning.

Avoid These 5 Common Gym Budget Busters

That gym membership may be burning a hole in your pocket along with those extra calories.

5 Money Rules That'll Save You Big in Baby's First Year

Having a baby might seem like a never-ending money suck, but there are easy ways to save money in your baby's first year.

10 More Hobbies You Can Start for Free

New hobbies often come with hefty price tags. Jump into these right away with tools and materials you probably already have on hand.

7 Beauty Tools That Aren't Worth the Money

Banish bathroom clutter by avoiding these seven beauty and grooming tools. They aren't worth the money!

6 Best Jobs for Working Moms and Dads

Finding the right work-life balance as a parent isn't easy. These six jobs are wonderfully accommodating for working moms and dads.

Try These 6 Money-Saving Challenges Now

If you're beginning to waver on this year's resolution to save more money, hold fast. Try one of these challenges to get re-focused.

How to Enjoy Disney World on the Cheap

The Happiest Place on Earth just got a little happier. Experience the magic of Disney without making your budget the saddest.