Andreana Lefton


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 and follow her on Twitter.

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MAY 25, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Sponges for Your Household

Sponges are an ancient solution to everyday cleaning and hygiene needs. The Greeks and Romans used sea sponges—real living creatures—for bathing and housekeeping. In modern times, sea spo...

MAY 19, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Dish-Drying Racks for the Kitchen

A dish-drying rack simplifies your kitchen clean-up routine by giving you a place to set clean dishes and utensils to air dry. The best ones also minimize the possibility of dish ware bei...

MAY 15, 2020 | FRIDAY
Enter Bob Vila's 2020 Humidity-Be-Gone Giveaway with Santa Fe today!

Beat the heat and humidity, and make your home a comfortable nest all year long. This month, we’re excited to bring you our 2nd annual Humidity-Be-Gone Giveaway with Santa Fe. Banish humi...

MAY 5, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Bidets for the Bathroom

Use less toilet paper and change up your hygiene routine by adding a bidet to your bathroom. This simple fixture attaches to your toilet or shower, providing a dedicated stream of water f...

3 Easy Ways Laundry Day Can Be More Efficient and Eco-Friendly

Households face more cleaning tasks than ever before, so any opportunity for an “easy button” is welcome. The laundry is no exception. Keeping clothes, towels, and bed linens clean is a n...

APRIL 28, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Detergents for Laundry Day

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the selection of products claiming stain-removing, odor-busting, laundry-cleaning power. But which laundry detergents prove their mettle when tested against...

APRIL 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Carpet Stain Removers

A dark carpet stain can ruin an otherwise beautiful living space. At the very least, an obvious stain can be an eyesore and a source of annoyance. Frustratingly, the more you rub and worr...

APRIL 17, 2020 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Reusable Food Storage Bags

Reduce, reuse, recycle. That's the mantra we were taught in school, and they are still words to live by. Cutting down on plastic waste is key to protecting our environment, and it couldn'...

Enter Bob Vila’s 2020 Perfect Grill Giveaway with IG Charcoal BBQ today!

With BBQ season fast approaching, you want a grill you can rely on, one that delivers delicious, consistent results. Look no further than IG Charcoal BBQ Grills. Their mobile stainless st...

APRIL 13, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Clothes Drying Rack for “Greener” Laundry

One of the easiest ways to save energy (and money) is to air-dry your clothes. After all, clothes dryers are one of the biggest energy hogs in any home. By leaving these appliances out of...