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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APRIL 15, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Brooms for Household Chores

One of the most relied-upon household cleaning tools is also one of the simplest and least sophisticated. The first brooms were nothing more that sticks attached to a bristled head of bou...

APRIL 13, 2020 | MONDAY
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...

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...

APRIL 12, 2020 | SUNDAY
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 11, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Alarm Clocks for the Bedroom

The wrong alarm clock can be jarring at best, ineffective at worst. The right alarm clock, however, can help you rise and shine. For less stress and more mojo in the morning, read our gui...

APRIL 8, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
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...

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...

MARCH 25, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
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...