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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MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 Celebrate Spring Clean Giveaway with HOOVER today!

As the sun peaks through the clouds, we’re all ready for a new lease on life. So throw open your windows and get ready for spring, courtesy of HOOVER®, the cleaning experts. This April, w...

MARCH 30, 2020 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Grout Cleaners

Grout isn’t something we usually notice until it becomes grimy, dark, and dingy. Fortunately, with the right cleaner, it can often be restored to its former glory. Grout serves as a space...

MARCH 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Extension Cords for Indoor and Outdoor Use

An extension cord—insulated wire with a plug at one end and a socket at the other—comes in handy whenever you need to connect an appliance, power tool, or other electrical device to a pow...

MARCH 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Leaf Rakes for Seasonal Yard Work

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MARCH 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Painter’s Tape for Your Next Project

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MARCH 24, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Duct Tape for Household Repairs

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MARCH 22, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Solar Path Lights for Your Lawn and Garden

Path lights helps extend your outdoor hours well past sunset and when solar powered, they don't even add to your electricity bill. Drawing photovoltaic energy directly from the sun, these...

MARCH 17, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Portable Grills for Picnics and Tailgating Parties

Those who host frequent backyard cook-outs tend to have firm opinions about what kind of grill keeps mouths watering. Picking the right one to satisfy taste buds out on the road (or in a ...

MARCH 17, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Rust Removers for Household Use

When elbow grease fails to remove rust, it's time to reach for a rust remover. But with so many on the market, each with different strengths and drawbacks, which is best? There are both a...

MARCH 15, 2020 | SUNDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $3,000 Complete Yard Care Giveaway with Greenworks today!

We’ve survived winter, and now it’s time to prep for spring. What better way to welcome the season than with a complete yard and garden reboot. We’ve got just the tools for you, and, than...