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 $26 Organizer Made Me Completely Rethink Fridge Storage
Oh, and I spend way less time cleaning the fridge, too.
I Tried Good Housekeeping’s Favorite Cleaner on My Kitchen Counters, and Here’s My Unfiltered Review
Plus, what countertops it would work best on.
Sep 17, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Always Do With An Empty Bottle of Dish Soap
I can’t believe I never thought of it.
Sep 16, 2023
This $5 DIY Spice Rack Uses the Most Unexpected Dollar-Store Find
It’s one of the easiest organizing DIYs we’ve ever seen.
Sep 13, 2023
We Tested 5 Easy Methods for Cleaning a Microwave, and the Winner Was Shockingly Simple
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
These methods all rely on the same basic technique, but have tiny tweaks depending on what you have in your kitchen.
Sep 11, 2023
This Small but Mighty Refrigerator Trick Saves Me So Much Time During Lunch Prep
No more frantically searching for lunch-making materials.
Sep 8, 2023
This Invisible $13 Gadget Instantly Solves KitchenAid Mixers’ Biggest Flaw
It’s totally transformed my countertop storage.
Sep 2, 2023
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.
Aug 19, 2023
I Tried Good Housekeeping’s Favorite Sink Cleaner and My Stainless Steel Is Sparkling
It somehow makes the stainless steel water-repellent. Yes, really.
Aug 19, 2023
I Used a Dishwasher Tablet to Clean My Microwave — And It’s Never Sparkled Like This
It tackled caked-on grease with minimal effort.
Jul 25, 2023
This $5 Aldi Gem Will Instantly Elevate Your Kitchen (or Garden)
As if we needed another reason to love Aldi.
Jul 23, 2023
The $4 Pro Chef Hack That’ll Help Organize Your *Entire* Kitchen
You probably already have it in yours, too.
Jul 22, 2023
9 Things That Are Absolutely Worth Splurging On
Sometimes, saving means spending money. Most of the time, this is because buying a quality product will greatly reduce or even eliminate the need for replacement. Other times, we spend money but save on other valuable assets, such as our health or sanity. Here are nine items or categories that you should splurge on, not because you’re reckless with money, but because you’re wise, purchases that underscore that beloved aphorism: you get what you pay for.
Jul 20, 2023
3 Forgotten Places (That Aren’t the Pantry) Where You Should Always Decant
It’s not just because it looks nice.
Jul 19, 2023
See How This Dark Closet Became a Beautiful, Functional Pantry
It happened as part of a home renovation project.
Jun 30, 2023
The Surprising Kitchen Tool That Turns My Sink into One That Pro Chefs Will Envy
It saves me *hours* on cleaning.
Jun 24, 2023
I’ve Finally Accepted That My Super-Cloudy Blender Can Never Be Cleaned
It’s not about how hard you’ve cleaned it.
Jun 20, 2023
3 Questions I’m Going to Ask Myself Now Before I Get Rid of Something
By asking these three decision-helping decluttering questions, you can help reduce the regret that sometimes follows lightening the load of your possessions.
Jun 17, 2023
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.
Jun 16, 2023
This Tiny Gadget Keeps My Kitchen Bug-Free All Summer (and Even Hides the Dead Bugs)
Did I mention it isn’t even an eyesore?
Jun 15, 2023
I Used a Dishwasher Tablet to Clean My Fridge — And You *Have* to See the Results
A reminder to myself to *always* try viral cleaning hacks.
Jun 10, 2023
This $6 Gardening Trick Is the Secret to the Most Magical Summer Nights Outdoors
And no, they aren’t string lights.
Jun 8, 2023
I Tried the “OHIO Method” and It Got My Messiest Countertop Clear of Clutter
It’s been a powerful tool that even prevents clutter from happening in the first place.
May 27, 2023
If You Don't Like Dish Racks, but Still Need One Sometimes, This Find Is for You
Overall, even though my counter isn’t always completely clear of air-drying dishes, this mat is unassuming and simple.
May 24, 2023
This Surprising (and Hidden) Upgrade Keeps Our Kitchen Quiet and Smelling Fresh
I honestly think my hood vent is louder.
May 22, 2023
This $15 Gadget Helps Keep My Kitchen Sink from Getting Scummy (and It’s Pretty!)
Coming soon to every sink in my home.
May 15, 2023
Why “Mom Café” Shuts Down at the Same Time Every Night at Our House
Try again tomorrow morning.
May 15, 2023
This Is the Best Time of Day to Wash Your Dishes (And It’s Not Before Bed!)
It sets you up for a stress-free day. (When it comes to kitchen cleaning, that is.)
May 9, 2023
The Surprisingly Filthy Kitchen Item That’s Hiding in Plain Sight
Hint: It touches your food every day.
May 6, 2023
We Tried 5 Natural Methods for Cleaning Ovens — And This One’s the Very Best
Chances are you already have what you need to give these popular methods a try.
Apr 29, 2023
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 28, 2023
This Water-Bottle Cleaning Method Leaves No Residue, Smell, or Aftertaste
Plus, it’s quick *and* easy.
Apr 27, 2023
I Refresh My Junk Drawers Using This 3-Step Method (That Works Every Time)
So you can *finally* find what you need.
Apr 24, 2023
This $10 Amazon Find Makes Grocery Store Flowers Look Like a Pro Arrangement
Get more out of your flowers with this simple gadget.
Apr 18, 2023
Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning the Kitchen (and Everything in It)
Here's how to make your kitchen immaculate in about an hour.
Apr 15, 2023
This Tiny, $18 All-in-One Tool Outworks Every Other Gadget in My Junk Drawer
No more slicing your hands cutting open tough plastic packaging — promise.
Apr 15, 2023