Shifrah Combiths

With five children, Shifrah is learning a thing or two about how to keep a fairly organized and pretty clean house with a grateful heart in a way that leaves plenty of time for the people who matter most. Shifrah grew up in San Francisco, but has come to appreciate smaller town life in Tallahassee, Florida, which she now calls home. She's been writing professionally for twenty years and she loves lifestyle photography, memory keeping, gardening, reading, and going to the beach with her husband and children.
The Last Thing You Should Do with a Plastic Produce Bag
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Don't be so quick to just rip it open!
I Tried Good Housekeeping’s Favorite Sink Cleaner
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And it got my kitchen sink sparkling!
2 days ago
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Toilet Paper Roll
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Don't be so quick to toss it in the recycling!
Sep 24, 2023
6 Things You Should Never Do with Oven Cleaner
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Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
Sep 23, 2023
You Need These Anti-Fatigue Mats from Costco in Your Kitchen
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After months of searching, I finally got these incredible floor mats.
Sep 21, 2023
I Painted the Doorways in My New Home and "Framed" Views of the Outdoors
Black paint for the win, once again.
Sep 12, 2023
I Sent a Stager Photos of My Office Layout — Here's How She Rearranged It
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She suggested creating “plant bookshelves.”
Sep 4, 2023
My Mom’s Simple Morning Habit Has Some Major Benefits
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I’ve adopted it into my daily routine, too.
Sep 4, 2023
What to Do If You Run Out of Laundry Detergent
So you have a huge pile of laundry to tackle, but — uh oh — not a drop of laundry detergent left. In order to do that load, do you have to venture out to the store during this uncertain time of social distancing?
Sep 3, 2023
10 Things You Should Never Do With a Magic Eraser
They're kind of amazing.
Sep 1, 2023
I Tried the "12:12:12 Challenge" and It Truly Surprised Me
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See how it decluttered my room.
Sep 1, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Storing Clothes to Make Them Last
If you're swapping out your seasonal wardrobe, read this first!
Aug 30, 2023
This Decluttering Mindset Helps Me Get Rid of Sentimental Items
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Remembering this one thing has helped me tremendously.
Aug 26, 2023
The 30 Greatest Decluttering Tips of All Time
"Keep what you need and what makes you happy" is enough of a north star for some people. But many of us need a little extra guidance to help decide what's worth keeping.
Aug 22, 2023
50 Ways to Your Deepest Clean Yet: The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist
Our ultimate fall cleaning checklist.
Aug 21, 2023
3 Rules to Follow to Reduce School Paper Clutter
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They help me keep any incoming mess under control.
Aug 21, 2023
I Used a Dishwasher Tablet to Clean My Microwave — Here's How It Went
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It tackled caked-on grease with minimal effort.
Aug 20, 2023
What Exactly is Permanent Press and When to Use It
Plus, other laundry settings you need to know.
Aug 14, 2023
This Trader Joe’s Find Is Surprisingly Great for Food Storage
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I always keep a stash of them in my kitchen.
Aug 7, 2023
You Can Clean Up Grease and Oil Messes with Just These 2 Things
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They are staples in my kitchen and laundry room.
Aug 5, 2023
My Mom Taught Me “Postage Stamp” Vacuuming and I Still Do It Today
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Thanks, Mom!
Aug 1, 2023
I Just Discovered a Hidden Feature on My Food Storage Containers
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I can’t believe I never noticed it before.
Jul 30, 2023
This $9 IKEA Tool Is My Laundry Room Secret Weapon
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It’s the real MVP on laundry day.
Jul 29, 2023
See How a Small Layout Tweak Made My Patio Feel Way More Welcoming
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After moving into a new home.
Jul 16, 2023
I Painted the Inside of My Front Door a Color Everyone Told Me Not To
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I’m in love with it.
Jul 11, 2023
I Tried the “5x5 Cleaning Method” and It Revolutionized My Routine
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It’s become my go-to cleaning strategy.
Jul 10, 2023
The Official, Only Way to Unload the Dishwasher
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It’ll make it so much easier to get things back to where they belong.
Jul 9, 2023
A Pro Organizer's Simple Trick to Organizing a Linen Closet
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I tried it myself and loved the results.
Jul 8, 2023
I Used a Dishwasher Tablet to Clean My Fridge
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Here's how it went.
Jul 2, 2023
This Zero-Cost Kitchen Storage Hack Might Be the Cutest Thing Ever
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It’s a free, adorable way to create storage.
Jun 22, 2023
21 Clever Hacks That Will Organize Your Laundry Situation for You
Here are some of the best ways to turn this small, often neglected room into its very best self.
Jun 22, 2023
This Travel Essential Is Filthier than You Think
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Here's how to clean it.
Jun 21, 2023
This Laundry Tool Can Keep Your Pantry Goods Fresh, Too
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No more stale chips!
Jun 19, 2023
I Tried This $18 Amazon Find to Clean My Jetted Bathtub
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And here’s how it went.
Jun 18, 2023
My Mom Taught Me This Ingenious Hack That I Use Every Time I Vacuum
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It’s a regular part of my vacuuming routine.
Jun 9, 2023
This $4 Target Kitchen Find Is One of My Laundry Room Essentials
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I can’t imagine not having this around.
Jun 6, 2023