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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SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Get Rid of Chipmunks

Surely one of the cuter rodents you’ll ever counter, chipmunks are also among the most destructive. These small, striped natives of North America and Asia are omnivores that devour everyt...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Tape Measures

The adage “Measure twice, cut once” is key to the success of all kinds of craft and construction projects. To follow it, you’ll often need to rely on a tape measure—a flexible cloth, meta...

AUGUST 28, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! How to Select the Best Carpet for Stairs

Q: I just moved into a two-story home, and the floors need some TLC. The stairs are carpeted, but the pile is worn down. I’ve slipped and nearly fallen several times. Do you have any tips...

MAY 31, 2018 | THURSDAY
10 Ways to Use Epsom Salts in the Garden

You’re probably familiar with the amazing, healing properties of Epsom salts. But did you know these minerals are a powerful superfood for your garden too? Inexpensive, natural, and non-t...

APRIL 6, 2018 | FRIDAY
How To: Remove Grout Haze

If you notice a cloudiness suddenly appear across your tiled surfaces only days after a bathroom renovation, it's probably not a thick layer of soap scum that has accumulated in the v...

JANUARY 9, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean a Popcorn Ceiling

If you live in a house that’s more than a few decades old, you likely have popcorn ceilings, which rose in popularity in the mid-1900s. Contractors liked the spray-on texture because it w...

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 | FRIDAY
7 Documents You're Probably Forgetting to Shred

To shred or not to shred? This is an especially vital question in these days of identity theft, when access to your personal details makes you vulnerable to attack. The best course of act...

OCTOBER 30, 2017 | MONDAY
7 Ways You May Be Ruining All Your Furniture

We all know the feeling. You spend time, money, and energy choosing just the right sofa. And then—what’s that spot?! Here are seven surprising ways you may be damaging your new purchases ...