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.
This One Question Helped Me Declutter 3 Huge Bags of Closet Clutter
It’s made such a difference.
8 Things That Make Your Home Look Way Messier than It Is
You’ll want to fix them right away.
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I Tried "Clutter Cleansing" My Clothes, and It Went Better than Expected
It was so satisfying.
Jun 15, 2024
I Traded To-Do Lists for “Only-Do Lists,” and Now I Can Finally Relax
It’s given me a freedom I never had before.
Jun 10, 2024
60 Things You Need to Clean This Summer to Give Your Home Its Deepest Clean Yet!
Get your home ready for the season.
Jun 8, 2024
This Secret iPhone Hack Will Help You Do Laundry Correctly
It’s ingenious!
Jun 1, 2024
The Unexpected Item I’ll Always Pack in My Luggage
It’s been a game-changer.
May 29, 2024
127 Fun Things to Do at Home, Anytime (and Often for Free)
Here’s what to do when you don’t know what to do.
May 28, 2024
The #1 Houseplant Mistake You're Making (It's Killing Your Houseplants!)
Luckily, there's an easy fix.
May 24, 2024
This $7 Aldi Garden Gem Is a Summer Must-Have (It’s Surprisingly Versatile!)
You’ll want one for every room.
May 22, 2024
The 2 Essentials I Never Stay at a Hotel Without (I Bring Them Everywhere!)
I’ll always have them.
May 22, 2024
The 20-Minute Daily Clean Routine That’ll Give You Your Weekends Back
Welcome freedom — and a tidy home — when Friday night comes around.
May 20, 2024
I Use My Mom’s Clever Storage Tip to Keep My Suitcases Clean
It’s a useful tip.
May 19, 2024
The Retro Kitchen Tool My Mom Will Never Get Rid Of
It’s made multi-generational memories.
May 10, 2024
Why You Need a "Reset Day" as Part of Your Weekly Routine
Mind, Body & Home
It makes such a difference for your mind and home.
May 9, 2024
The Foolproof Method for Getting Dirty Outdoor Cushions Totally Clean
According to experts.
May 6, 2024
My Mom’s Biggest Cleaning Pet Peeve Is Now One of My Top House Rules
It’s become second nature for me.
May 1, 2024
I Asked My Mail Carrier for Advice on Organizing Mail, and This Is What He Said
So long, mail clutter!
Apr 25, 2024
I Tried My Friend’s “Take Away 10” Method, and It’s My New Favorite Way to Declutter
It got my whole family involved.
Apr 13, 2024
I Tried the “1-Hour” Method and It’s 100x More Effective Than a Typical Kitchen Deep-Clean
It totally took out the stress of cleaning my kitchen.
Apr 12, 2024
I Tried 6 Popular (and Unusual) Methods for Cleaning Baseboards
There was a clear winner.
Apr 11, 2024
My Biggest Kitchen Remodel Regret Gives Me Stress Every Single Day
I wish I knew before I added it to my kitchen!
Apr 10, 2024
How to Clean Under the Fridge and Other Appliances (Plus, a Shortcut for a Squeaky Clean Space)
When vacuuming and mopping our floors, we inevitably and unavoidably clean around our major appliances, such as the dishwasher, fridge, and washer and dryer. They’re far too difficult to move and no regular cleaning tool is narrow enough to fit beneath them. So week after week, dust and other “collectibles” gather beneath these square graveyards of household debris. That’s about to change.
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How to Clean Window Screens Without Removing Them
Letting in fresh air is one of life's greatest joys.
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How to Clean a Bathroom Like a Pro
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Apr 10, 2024
The Rule-bending Trick I Use in My Bedroom Makes Getting Ready So Much Better
It’s a smart idea.
Apr 8, 2024
I Tried the $9 Rule for My Home and It Saved Me Money (in Every Room!)
It’s bringing me so much joy.
Apr 5, 2024
This Ultra-Popular Sponge Has a Hidden Feature I Never Noticed Before
It's ultra popular, but there's a hidden bit of magic that makes this scrubber something you want to keep in your dish-washing arsenal.
Mar 27, 2024
I Finally Got a Robot Vacuum and It Was Worth the Hype
I could never bring myself to spend hundreds of dollars for something I was skeptical of. But I discovered robot vacuums are not too good to be true, they're totally worth the hype.
Mar 27, 2024
The $20 Amazon Tool That Made My Least Favorite Chore 100 Times More Tolerable
You usually have to get down on your hands and knees. Not something I tend (or want!) to do in regular cleaning.
Mar 27, 2024
I’m a Cleaning Writer and I Can't Believe I Never Tried These Incredible Cloths
How have I never given these a chance before?
Mar 27, 2024
This One Change Completely Transformed the Way I Think About Cleaning
It also made it less of a conflict in my home.
Mar 27, 2024
31 Genius Tips for Organized Kitchen Counters
Okay we're totally inspired now.
Mar 26, 2024
This Is How You Should Declutter Your Whole Home (Room by Room)
Plus, 30 additional decluttering tricks to try!
Mar 25, 2024
64 Things to Clean This Spring for Your Home's Deepest Clean Yet
Get your home ready for the season.
Mar 15, 2024
Your Bathroom’s Hotbed for Mold Is Hiding in Plain Sight
It’s one of the worst spots for mold and bacteria growth, according to a mold expert.
Mar 14, 2024