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 Empty Mechanical Room Becomes an Amazing Toy Storage Closet
The owner repurposed this room to create a space that encouraged open-ended, unplugged, and independent play for her daughter.
Mar 2, 2023
Before and After: A Pro Organizer’s Smart Solutions Completely Transformed This Cluttered Bathroom
The new organizing system is STILL working out a year later.
Feb 28, 2023
I Tried A New Inverted Decluttering Strategy and It Helped Me Get Rid of Even More Stuff
It also helped me to discover what were my favorite things too.
Feb 21, 2023
The Surprising $7 French Find That Makes My Home Smell Amazing
I didn't expect to love it as much as I do.
Feb 16, 2023
Before and After: See How a Pro Organizer’s Method Turns This Overstuffed Closet into a Neat and Functional Space
The method this organizer used to overhaul the closet is something anyone can put into practice.
Feb 15, 2023
14 Brilliant Organization Hacks I Learned from Teachers on TikTok
TeacherTok is a trove of brilliant organizational ideas that work just as well at home as in the classroom!
Feb 14, 2023
All the Bathrooms at Disney World Have One Unusual Thing in Common
And strangely enough, there's an idea here I've brought into my own home.
Feb 9, 2023
How To Get School Lunch Bags Really Clean (and Then Keep Them That Way)
Because let’s face it: who knows where they’ve been throughout the day?!
Jan 24, 2023
How Bad is It Really to Wear New Clothes Before You Wash Them?
This is a must-know.
Jan 20, 2023
Before and After: A Family Heirloom Makeover Tames Paper Clutter for Good
This is an unexpected and brilliant use of space.
Jan 14, 2023
How to Clean Dirty Winter Gear
Those hats, mittens, snow boots, and puffer jackets need a little love.
Jan 11, 2023
9 Creative, Interactive Art Games for Kids to Play
From drawing prompts to games for the whole family, these are sure to get your artsy juices flowing.
Jan 9, 2023
Before & After: How I Completely Overhauled My Craft Closet for $72
The after is truly ahhh-worthy.
Dec 30, 2022
How to Get Kids Who Are at Home to Help Pick up Around the House
This keeps us from being distracted by the mess and constantly frustrated.
Dec 29, 2022
The 27 Best Decluttering Tips of All Time
Many of us need a little extra guidance to help decide what's worth keeping.
Dec 27, 2022
6 Ways to Keep the Car (Sort of) Clean During Winter Road Trips
It's all about staying on top of the mess.
Dec 22, 2022
3 Kid Things You Can Get Rid of In the New Year
Make way for the new things by clearing out the old.
Dec 22, 2022
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 22, 2022
The First Thing You Should Do When You Open a New Bag of Sugar
Still baking for the holidays? Then, read this!
Dec 21, 2022
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Bottle of Bar Keepers Friend
You'll be so happy you did it.
Dec 20, 2022
The Last Thing to Do with an Empty Parmesan Cheese Container Before You Recycle It
This trick is far from cheesy.
Dec 19, 2022
My Mom’s 5-Step Cleaning Routine is Thorough, But it Keeps My Kitchen Spotless Every Day
I’m teaching my kids to do it, too.
Dec 18, 2022
The LEGO Storage Solution I Recommend to Everyone
Thousands of LEGOS later, we finally have a storage system that works.
Dec 14, 2022
We Switched to Experience Gifts for Our Kids, and It’s Even Better Than We Thought
There was too much focus on getting things around holidays and birthdays, so we started a new tradition.
Dec 14, 2022
I Make Breakfast Burritos for My Kids on Road Trip Days, and This Is the Best Recipe I’ve Found
Heat 'em up in the oven while you're loading the car!
Dec 13, 2022
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!
Dec 8, 2022
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.
Nov 28, 2022
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Yogurt Container
Bonus: It'll help keep your kitchen workspace clean and clear.
Oct 26, 2022
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!
Oct 25, 2022
7 Cleaning Rules I Want to Pass Down to My Children
If they can learn these now, it'll make their own homes much cleaner later on!
Oct 11, 2022
The $10 Product Every Parent Should Have in Their Car
A jaw-dropping solution that makes everything you're toting in the car organized and within reach.
Oct 11, 2022