Shifrah Combiths's Recent Articles
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I Thought I Had to Re-Caulk My Shower, But I Just Needed This $4 Cleaner
I'll never not have a bottle of this stuff around now.
Sep 26, 2022
I’ve Tried Many Mops as a Cleaning Writer — This $40 Amazon Find is the Best for My Floors
Here are 5 reasons I think this might be the best microfiber mop you can buy.
Sep 8, 2022
The 10/30 Rule Gave Me a Cleaner Home, a Healthier Budget, and Made My House More Efficient
Here are five different ways I've put this tip into practice around my home.
Aug 24, 2022
54 Things Absolutely Nobody Should be Storing, Anywhere
Free yourself and let it go.
Aug 21, 2022
Why You Should Take Hydrogen Peroxide Out of Your First Aid Kit
Turns out, it's not great to use hydrogen peroxide on cuts and scrapes. Here's why — and what you should do instead.
Aug 16, 2022
I’ve Finally Found the Smartest Way to Use a Junk Drawer
The genius of this hack is that it solves not one but two common problems.
Aug 15, 2022
The Smart Way to Store Kids’ Floppy Paperback Books
An unexpected storage item saves the day.
Aug 11, 2022
21 Smart Storage Hacks That Solve So Many Annoying Problems
Including a super smart way to store board games!
Aug 8, 2022
Before & After: A Nursery Room Closet Transformation You Have to See to Believe
It's unrecognizable, in the best possible way.
Jul 25, 2022
I Ask Myself Just One Question When Culling My Kids’ Books — and It’s Not the One You Think
Your kids' shelves will inevitably runneth over, and here's one smart way to handle it.
Jul 23, 2022
After 5 Kids, Here Are the Essentials I’m Still Using From My First (and Only) Baby Registry
A decade later, here are the products from my first baby registry that have stood both the test of time and the more rigorous test of outlasting multiple children.
Jul 21, 2022
How I Keep My Swimsuits Clean So They Last All Summer
There's a proper technique to clean them.
Jul 16, 2022
My Family Has Been Going to the Beach for 10 Years — Here Are the Products We Swear By
Must-haves for stress-free beach day fun.
Jul 6, 2022
6 Outdoor Essentials That Get Extra Dirty During the Summer — And How to Keep Them Clean
As a busy mom of five, I know what to expect now.
Jun 28, 2022
The Stain-Fighting Tool My Teen Daughter Asks Me to Buy Again and Again (Yes, Really)
It's a must-have for white Converse.
Jun 16, 2022
I Have 5 Kids. Here’s How I Get (and Keep) Their Bedrooms Organized
These routines really help keep things under control.
Jun 9, 2022
The Easy Laundry Routine I’ve Started that Helps Me Declutter My Kids’ Clothes
Seasonal decluttering now only takes a few minutes.
Jun 8, 2022
Everything You Need to Know to Start Indoor Rock Climbing With Your Family
There's lots of cheering on involved!
Jun 7, 2022
The $16 Solution to Your Family’s ‘Clothes Chair’ Problem
In other words, how to get your kids to hang up their clothes.
Jun 6, 2022
The No-Fail Kids Birthday Party Gifts I Give Over and Over
Avoid the pre-party gift scramble.
May 31, 2022
I Swear By This Kitchen Sink Cleaning Trick I Learned Growing Up
It's the little cleaning habits that ultimately make a big difference.
May 31, 2022
I’m in The Middle of Moving with My Family, and These 5 Decluttering Tricks Are Actually Helping
They help immensely as I'm sorting through our belongings.
May 30, 2022
I’m a Mom to 5 Active Kids, and These Are the Laundry Products I Can’t Live Without
My laundry products need to be simple yet effective. Here's what I always keep on hand.
May 19, 2022
The 3 Questions I Ask My Kids at Every Family Meeting
They keep our family meetings short, but are focused enough to bring out any concerns.
May 18, 2022
A Surprising (and Very Smart!) Way to Use a Tension Rod in Your Kitchen
This simple tool can do double duty in your home.
May 13, 2022
How I Turn Trader Joe’s Fried Rice Into a Filling Meal for My Family
It's delicious, it's filling, and it can be ready in 20 minutes.
May 10, 2022
I Bought These Produce Containers From Costco and Immediately Went Back for Another Set
They are so much more than just pretty containers.
Apr 27, 2022
My Kids Cheer for This Delicious Salad that Comes Together in Minutes
It’s green, it’s served on a single platter, it's super quick, and my kids request it. I mean, jackpot.
Apr 19, 2022
6 Ways to Making Reading with Kids Even More Fun
Reading activities, book celebrations, and more genius ideas to make reading aloud exciting again.
Apr 16, 2022
This $10 Closet Organized Transformed My Garage Storage
Teachers have the most innovative storage and organizing solutions. I'm lucky enough to live next door to a retired fourth grade teacher, and I learn something from her every time we're together.
Apr 3, 2022
8 Spring Cleaning Tasks Kids Can Actually Help Out With
Spring cleaning is hard enough without also having to scoot kids out of the way! Here, some little chores they can do with you (without creating a bigger mess).
Mar 26, 2022
We Tried 5 Stainless Steel Cleaning Methods and the Winner is Affordable and Ridiculously Effective
Can Bon Ami or dish soap do the trick? Let's find out.
Mar 25, 2022
One Great Decluttering Tip I Learned From My Friend Who’s Always Moving
She said something so simple yet so wise that it will always stick with me.
Mar 22, 2022
21 Little Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Clean
It's not all that hard. Promise.
Mar 21, 2022
13 Things You Should Never Do with Your Dishwasher
Don't be so fast to automatically run the drying cycle!
Mar 15, 2022
This Crowd-Pleasing Chicken Tortilla Soup Is Made Mostly from Pantry Staples
You can throw it together in just twenty minutes — really!
Mar 3, 2022
5 Essential Things to Clean This Spring
Because your kitchen needs a little springtime TLC.
Mar 2, 2022
Our Favorite Naan Pizzas Come Together Super Quickly — And Only Require 4 Ingredients
We love having formula meals like this one in our back pockets for busy nights!
Feb 18, 2022
The Genius Teacher’s Cleaning Hack That Makes Kids Actually Want to Help Pick Up
We call it the "Magic Trash" strategy — but it's more like a fresh game they can't get enough of.
Feb 6, 2022
The One Game My Active Kids Beg to Play (It’s Not a Board Game!)
I was NOT prepared for how much we'd all laugh while playing this.
Jan 24, 2022
I Tried Smitten Kitchen’s Raised Waffles and They Are Our New Stand-by Breakfast Treat
A crisp exterior gives way to fluffy goodness for the best-ever waffles.
Jan 16, 2022
My Number One Piece of Advice for Getting Kids Out the Door on Time in the Morning
It's the easiest game-changer we have ever found.
Jan 11, 2022
The Winter Minestrone Soup That Tastes Like a Cuddle in a Bowl
The wholesome, savory flavors bring kids of all ages into the kitchen.
Jan 7, 2022
The Easiest and Best Ways to Get Rid of These 5 Household Stains
From "art" on walls down to pesky food stains on carpets, we've got solutions to life's little messes.
Jan 3, 2022
Two Simple Rules to Solve Your Holiday Decor Decluttering Woes
Rather than waiting until it's time to put it all back and bemoaning the amount of stuff you have that, once again, you didn't use, go through it now.
Dec 30, 2021
The 10 Most Important Things That You Need to Clean for the New Year
And some of these must-clean items are rather unexpected.
Dec 26, 2021