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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The Best Reusable Sandwich, Snack, or Storage Bags for the 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...

APRIL 6, 2020 | MONDAY
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...

APRIL 5, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best First Aid Kits for Home or On the Go

Whether you cut yourself on the job or while rifling through the mail, you’ll want to have a first aid kit on hand and within easy reach. This all-in-one stash of emergency supplies funct...

The Best Microfiber Cloths for Cleaning

With cleaning an ever-pressing priority and elevated concerns about using harsh chemicals in our living spaces, how can we better protect ourselves from germs, pollen, dander, and general...

The Best Broom for Household Chores

For an essential cleaning tool, you can’t beat the humble broom. Traditionally this long-handled brush was made of a wooden stick attached to a bristled head of twigs, fibers, or corn hus...

MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
Enter Bob Vila's 360 Degrees of Spring Giveaway with Troy-Bilt today!

This April, we’re partnering with Troy-Bilt® for America’s homeowners, gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts to have a chance to win the ultimate lawn care tool: a zero-turn riding mower. Tod...

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 27, 2020 | FRIDAY
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...

The Best Grout Cleaners for Backsplash and Shower Tile

Grout isn’t something we usually notice until it becomes grimy, dark, and dingy. Fortunately, with the right cleaner, it’s easy to restore its former glory. Grout serves as a space filler...

The Best Duct Tape for Household Repairs

If you’ve heard the expression “like water off a duck’s back,” you may be surprised to learn that it was the original inspiration for duct tape. This durable, cloth-backed tape was origin...