Andreana Lefton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andréana Lefton is a writer and educator, focusing on human rights and creating spaces of refuge—in our homes and communities. As a documentary researcher, she has freelanced with The Guardian as well as NPR- and BBC-affiliates. She’s written for On Being, the United Nations, and many non-profit clients in the US, UK, Europe, and Middle East. All that she knows of garden care and interior design she learned from her artistic mother, Jacqueline. She now applies these skills to her life in Chattanooga, TN, where home is an urban art studio with books piled everywhere. Read more at www.aelefton.org and follow her on Twitter.

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FEBRUARY 15, 2020 | SATURDAY
Enter today! Bob Vila’s $4,000 Clean Water, Healthy Home Giveaway with Aquasana

Few things can impact our health as much as water. Our bodies are almost 70% water, and having clean, safe, tap water is a luxury we often take for granted. But how clean is our household...

FEBRUARY 3, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! How to Increase Humidity in a Dry House

Q: During the winter, the central heating in our home makes the air super dry. Not only do my nasal passages get inflamed, this year, I’m pretty sure that drops in temperature and humidit...

JANUARY 31, 2020 | FRIDAY
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JANUARY 15, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
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Who doesn’t feel like a new person after a good night’s sleep? Sadly, too often we make do with old mattresses and inadequate support. Everyone should have a chance to feel energized and ...

JANUARY 15, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Snow Shovels for Clearing Driveways

Removing snow from your driveway the old-fashioned way might not be fun, but it's a good-for-the-earth way to clean up those wintry messes. Not all methods of ice and snow are removal are...

DECEMBER 31, 2019 | TUESDAY
Enter today! Bob Vila's $3,000 Get Organized! Giveaway with CleverMade

This year, cross “get organized” off your to-do list. With CleverMade’s Home Essentials, your home and  garage will function better and look their best, thanks to collapsible crates, laun...

DECEMBER 18, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! Can You Paint Over Wood Stain?

Q: My childhood dresser is beautiful but the wood stain looks faded. I’d love to update it with fresh paint and new hardware, but I’ve heard that you can’t get good results painting over ...

DECEMBER 15, 2019 | SUNDAY
Enter Today! Bob Vila's $3,000 Whether the Weather Giveaway with Troy-Bilt

Today and every day through January 15 (starting 12:00 p. m. ET on December 15, 2019, through 11:59 a. m. ET on January 15, 2020), you can enter to win our $3,000 Whether the Weather Give...

DECEMBER 11, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Christmas Tree Stands for Every Size of Evergreen

With all the hustle and bustle at the end of a year, it can be easy to forget one of the most crucial elements of enjoying a safe, peaceful holiday season: a secure stand for your live Ch...

DECEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
The Best Rust Remover for Household Use

You've scoured and scrubbed to remove the ugly orange rust from your garden tools or your favorite white shirt, but the stain just won’t budge. When elbow grease fails, it's time to reach...