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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JANUARY 1, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Ice Cream Scoops for the Kitchen

Deliciousness is just around the corner. With the right ice cream scoop, you can dish out smooth, round parcels of ice cream for the whole family, without chipping or prying and without l...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Spin Mops of 2022

Beyond traditional mops, spin mops are designed to take the “ick” factor out of wet mopping, eliminating the chore of hand cleaning your mop head. Instead, spin mops include a variety of ...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila's $2,800 Complete Mattress Makeover with Puffy

Happy new year! You’ve already resolved to exercise more, eat healthier, or volunteer more. What about getting better sleep? Sleep may be the one factor that can transform your life the m...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Travel Umbrellas for Taking on Trips

Few people enjoy getting soaked in a sudden storm, especially when toting luggage across an airport parking lot or rushing to a business meeting. To prevent being caught unprepared, inves...

DECEMBER 30, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Shower Mats to Prevent Slips in the Bathroom

Many people spend an hour or more a day in the bathroom. While you probably feel safe and comfortable in your own home, many slips and falls occur in the bathroom. Moisture and humidity l...

DECEMBER 23, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Frying Pans of 2022

A frying pan is a cooking essential everyone should own. Even though it’s a simple pan, there are cast-iron frying pans, ceramic frying pans, stainless steel frying pans, nonstick pans, a...

DECEMBER 20, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Countertop Microwaves for the Kitchen

Home microwaves have been around since 1946—when they were known as “radaranges”—and have only gained in popularity since. What would we do without our countertop microwave to reheat food...

DECEMBER 16, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Gas Ranges of 2022

Gas-powered ranges are popular, and for good reason. For a long time they’ve been the top choice of professional chefs—and a growing number of home cooks, too. The reason comes down to pr...

DECEMBER 9, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Soap Scum Removers of 2022

When soap combines with hard water, it can leave a filmy, whitish residue in your tub, shower, and sink known as soap scum. It’s especially noticeable on metal fixtures, tile, and grout. ...

DECEMBER 7, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Carpet Shampoos for Deep Cleaning

Carpets can hold on to dirt and stains and become a hotbed for allergens and odors. Even if you vacuum weekly, over time and with daily use, carpets absorb dust and other organic material...