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 10/30 Rule Gave Me a Cleaner Kitchen and Healthier Budget, and Made My House More Efficient
Here are five different ways I've put this tip into practice around my home.
May 13, 2024
If You See This “Gorgeous” $20 Lazy Susan at Costco, Grab 2!
It flew off the shelves last time it was in stock.
May 10, 2024
I Tried My Friend’s “Take Away 10” Decluttering Method — Here’s How It Went
It got my whole family involved.
May 7, 2024
My Grandma's "Wash the Garbage" Cleaning Rule Is Weird but Super Smart
She was a stickler about this unusual yet ingenious rule.
May 6, 2024
The First Thing to Do When You Open a New Roll of Paper Towels
By doing this every time I open a pack of paper towels, I won't forget to do a task that's out of sight and out of mind.
May 5, 2024
The Big Problem with Meal Prepping That No One Talks About (And Is Costing You Money!)
You may think you’re getting ahead — but there’s just one thing you need to know.
Apr 27, 2024
We Tried the 5 Best Methods for Cleaning Gunky Flower Vases, and the Winner Was a Total Curveball
Cleaning Showdown
You won't believe the simple trick that got it sparkling clean.
Apr 24, 2024
The Housekeeping Rule That’s Kept My Family’s Kitchen Drawers Spotless for More Than 75 Years
It's one small, generational "secret" that keeps my kitchen running smoothly.
Apr 23, 2024
I Tried the Fly Lady’s “27 Fling Boogie” to Declutter, and It Worked
It helped me go on a decluttering spree.
Apr 20, 2024
8 Fridge Organizing Mistakes You’re Definitely Making (and What It’s Costing You)
Your food (and wallet!) will thank you.
Apr 20, 2024
I Put 4 Fan-Favorite Sponges to Work for a Week, and the Winner Was Clear
Cheese and eggs were no match for the winning sponge.
Apr 19, 2024
5 Kitchen Hardware Trends on Their Way Out (and the One Here to Stay)
You’re definitely going to want the “little black dress of kitchen hardware.”
Apr 19, 2024
Here’s Why You Should Always Put a Coffee Filter in Your Flower Pots
Plants add vibrancy to our living spaces like nothing else quite can. And although tending to them isn’t necessarily hard, they are living things that require our time and attention. Anything that makes caring for plants a bit easier is a plus in our book — because this means we can add a few more! Here’s how coffee filters contribute to smart, less-mess plant maintenance.
Apr 18, 2024
This $13 Hack Turns My Sink Into a Cooking Prep Station Every Chef Would Envy
Who needs a workstation sink when you have this?
Apr 4, 2024
I Tried the “6/10 Method” and It Shifted the Way I Clean My Home
It’s my new favorite cleaning routine.
Mar 27, 2024
The $20 Magnetic Find That Will Declutter Your Kitchen Drawer in an Instant (It’s So Smart!)
It’s like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen.
Mar 25, 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.
Mar 16, 2024
The $1 Kitchen Sink Cleaning Trick Hiding in Your Pantry
It’s easy, zero-waste — and smells amazing.
Mar 14, 2024
My Biggest Kitchen Remodel Regret Gives Me Stress Every Single Day
I wish I knew before I added it to my kitchen!
Mar 8, 2024
The Clever Little Way I Trick Myself into Using Fewer Paper Towels
This trick has worked for my family for years.
Mar 2, 2024
This Zero-Cost Kitchen Storage Hack Might Be the Cutest Thing Ever
It’s a free, adorable way to create storage.
Mar 1, 2024
We 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!
Feb 29, 2024
The Hidden Hazard Lurking in Your Dish Rack (and What to Do About It)
It’s not just dangerous — it’s also bad for the knives.
Feb 19, 2024
Before You Toss That Food Storage Container Missing Its Lid, Try This Brilliant Trick
We can’t believe we didn’t think of this sooner.
Feb 7, 2024
3 Products That Eliminate Odor, Not Just Mask It
And they keep my home smelling fresh and clean.
Feb 6, 2024
The 2-Ingredient Power Cleaner Hiding in Your Medicine Cabinet
Here are just 7 of the things you can clean with it.
Jan 30, 2024
This Tiny $5 3-in-1 Gadget Instantly Solved My Grossest Kitchen Cleaning Problem
You have to see everything it can do.
Jan 30, 2024
This “Brilliant” $10 Sink Gadget Solved My Grossest Kitchen Problem
Bye-bye, sink grime!
Jan 22, 2024
If You Can Break One Bad Habit in Your Kitchen This Year, This Is It
Plus, the easy, money-saving solution.
Jan 2, 2024
6 Things to Keep Off Your Countertops (and 2 Things That Can Stay)
Here are a few thought-starters to jump-start your mini kitchen overhaul.
Dec 27, 2023
You've Been Cleaning Your Wooden Spoons All Wrong
The cleaning don'ts are as important as the dos!
Dec 28, 2023
I Tried for Years to Organize My Messy Lid Collection, and This Smart $13 Organizer Finally Worked
Of all the methods I tried, this is the simplest — and the smartest.
Dec 25, 2023
The Hidden Danger of Burning Candles on Your Kitchen Counter (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do with Fire)
Plus, how to prevent it from happening.
Dec 14, 2023
9 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look Less Cluttered (and More Stylish)
It doesn’t just look good — it’s good for productivity, too.
Dec 11, 2023