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.
Before and After: An “Unstable” Pantry Becomes a Functional Butler’s Pantry in This DIY Makeover
It was a total DIY job and cost about $735.
Apr 19, 2024
I Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Tile Grout — And the Winner Was Ridiculously Effective
Can the power of a Magic Eraser or a Tide Pen win our showdown? Let's find out!
Apr 15, 2024
I Tried Using Rinse Aid on My Shower Glass and Here’s What Happened
I mean, it should work to get the glass really clean, right?
Apr 12, 2024
I Put a Ball of Aluminum Foil in My Dishwasher — What Happened Next Was Amazing
You don't want to miss this easy tip!
Apr 12, 2024
The 27 Best Decluttering Tips of All Time
With spring cleaning picking up, many of us need a little extra guidance to help decide what's worth keeping.
Apr 10, 2024
My Biggest Kitchen Remodel Regret Gives Me Stress Every Single Day
I wish I'd thought about it more.
Apr 7, 2024
Don’t Throw Away Those Silica Gel Packets! Here Are 14 Smart Ways to Reuse Them
Those tiny little packs of dessicant that come in your new pack of shoes or your vitamins have many uses around your home.
Mar 21, 2024
I Finally Found a Smart Way to Store Food Container Lids, and It’s Unexpectedly Perfect
If you get a thrill out of organizing tools doing double duty in different areas of the home, you’ll enjoy this.
Mar 11, 2024
One Unexpected (and Super Smart) Place to Add a Tension Rod In Your Kitchen
Whip that spice drawer into shape for just $10.
Feb 21, 2024
I Could Never Get My White Sheets Really Clean, Until I Tried This 2-Ingredient Combo
I found one sheet-whitening method that sounded way too easy to be true, but I tried it, and it worked!
Feb 21, 2024
Before and After: A Crowded Garage Transforms Into an Organized, Multi-Use Powerhouse
It becomes a completely overhauled space with plenty of room for all its uses.
Feb 19, 2024
I Tried the “Snowball Method” and It Completely Changed the Way I Declutter
It’s become a powerful tool in my decluttering arsenal.
Feb 15, 2024
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide
It can be used to clean something you thought was un-cleanable!
Feb 8, 2024
Before & After: This Pantry Ditched Its Wire Shelves and Now It’s Way More Functional
DIY shelving maximizes the organization potential of this pantry - a win for cooks and eaters alike!
Jan 17, 2024
Try This 2-Second Trick to Double the Storage Size of Your Plastic Baggie
This is one of those hacks you'll want to tuck away for the future.
Jan 8, 2024
Before and After: A $600 IKEA Solution Is the Star of This Garage Transformation
Once again, IKEA comes to the rescue and provides an efficient and good-looking storage solution.
Jan 4, 2024
The 27 Best Decluttering Tips of All Time
With the New Year right around the corner, many of us need a little extra guidance to help decide what's worth keeping.
Dec 27, 2023
I Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Tile Grout — And the Winner Was Ridiculously Effective
Can the power of a Magic Eraser or a Tide Pen win our showdown? Let's find out!
Dec 19, 2023
Don’t Throw Away Those Silica Gel Packets! Here Are 14 Smart Ways to Reuse Them
Those tiny little packs of dessicant that come in your new pack of shoes or your vitamins have many uses around your home.
Dec 19, 2023
I Put a Ball of Aluminum Foil in My Dishwasher — What Happened Next Was Amazing
You don't want to miss this easy tip!
Dec 16, 2023
I Tried Using Rinse Aid on My Shower Glass and Here’s What Happened
I mean, it should work to get the glass really clean, right?
Dec 15, 2023
I Finally Found a Smart Way to Store Food Container Lids, and It’s Unexpectedly Perfect
If you get a thrill out of organizing tools doing double duty in different areas of the home, you’ll enjoy this.
Dec 11, 2023
I Tried Rolling My Towels Instead of Folding Them, and I Did Not Expect the Results
Inspired by pictures I'd seen of rolled towels, I decided to give rolling a try. Here's how it went.
Dec 6, 2023
The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls I’ve Ever Made Have One Special Ingredient
Even before they're out of the oven, your whole house smells like comfort. 
Nov 15, 2023
This $16 Find Is One of the Best Purchases I’ve Ever Made at IKEA — And That’s Saying Something
I totally underestimated how big of an impact this product would have on our family life.
Nov 8, 2023
3 Cleaning Products You Definitely Don’t Need (and What to Use Instead)
In other words, three less things to buy!
Oct 17, 2023
Before and After: A Messy Pantry Gets a Realistic Transformation Using Already Owned Containers
A real-life pantry is made over with real-life solutions.
Oct 7, 2023
Good Housekeeping’s Favorite Sink Cleaner Sounded Too Good To Be True — Then I Tried It
It somehow makes the stainless steel water-repellent. Yes, really.
Sep 8, 2023
How to Take an Alaskan Cruise Vacation with Your Kids (From Someone Who’s Done It!)
My best tips, insights, and things I wish I’d known for going on an Alaskan cruise with my kids.
Sep 8, 2023
This 4-Step Routine Is My Secret to Conquering After-School Chaos
We’re all spared from a nagging parent and a big cleanup later on.
Aug 23, 2023
This Two-Ingredient Snack Makes Me an After-School Superhero
Some days I put together quick snack platters with some fruit, but other days I whip up a special snack that gets me lots of cool mom points.
Aug 22, 2023
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide
It can be used to clean something you thought was un-clean-able!
Aug 9, 2023
Before and After: A $600 IKEA Solution Is the Star of This Garage Transformation
Once again, IKEA comes to the rescue and provides an efficient and good-looking storage solution.
Aug 8, 2023