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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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 Garage Shelving of 2022

It’s difficult to get anything accomplished in a cluttered, disorganized garage or workshop where supplies, tools, and other gear aren’t easy to stow or access. While there are various ty...

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...

Enter Bob Vila’s 2020 Perfect Grill Giveaway with IG Charcoal BBQ today!

With BBQ season fast approaching, you want a grill you can rely on, one that delivers delicious, consistent results. Look no further than IG Charcoal BBQ Grills. Their mobile stainless st...

APRIL 13, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Lawn Edgers of 2022

Whether your yard is large or small, minimally landscaped or filled with flower beds, one of the easiest ways to tame unruly edges and to keep it looking manicured is to invest in a relia...

APRIL 13, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Extension Cords of 2022

A length of insulated wire with a plug at one end and a socket at the other, an extension cord comes in handy to connect an appliance, a power tool, or another electrical device to a powe...

The Best Alarm Clocks of 2022

A healthier morning routine is something everyone can benefit from. Research shows that lack of sleep increases the risk for obesity, heart disease, and infections, according to the Natio...