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 2, 2020 | SATURDAY
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...

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...

The Best Carpet Stain Removers

A dark carpet stain can ruin an otherwise beautiful living space—or at the very least be an eyesore. Frustratingly, the more you rub the spot and worry, the more noticeable such stains ca...

APRIL 28, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Shower Curtains for the Bathroom

Besides adding privacy, shower curtains introduce softness and style to the bathroom. Shower curtains also help prevent water from escaping the shower stall, but that's not their main fun...

APRIL 26, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Clothes Drying Racks for “Greener” Laundry

One of the easiest ways to save energy (and money) is to air-dry your clothes. After all, electric clothes dryers consume a great deal of energy. By leaving these appliances out of your l...

APRIL 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Reusable Sandwich Bags for Your Kitchen

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'...

The Best Microfiber Cloths for Cleaning

With cleaning an ever-pressing priority for us all, how can we better protect ourselves from germs, pollen, dander, dirt and dust? Microfiber cloths may be the answer. These super-soft cl...

APRIL 21, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Brooms for Household Chores

One of the most relied-upon household cleaning tools is also one of the simplest. The first brooms were nothing more than sticks attached to a bristled head of bound-together twigs, fiber...

APRIL 17, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Shelving Options for the Garage

It’s quite difficult to get anything accomplished in a cluttered garage or workshop where supplies, tools, and other gear can’t be easily accessed, let alone found. While there are variou...

The Best First Aid Kits for Home or On the Go

Whether you cut yourself while opening the mail at home or while scrambling over rocks on a forest hike, you’ll want to have a first aid kit on hand and within easy reach. Of course, firs...