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 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
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning an Oven, and the Winner Was Surprisingly Effective — and Even Kinda Fun
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Can the power of Easy-Off or The Pink Stuff win our showdown? Let's find out!
Dec 5, 2023
11 Holiday ASMR Sounds, from Baking to Champagne Popping
The holidays can be a lot. This will help.
Dec 4, 2023
This $18 Storage Hack Creates Fridge Space Out of Thin Air
The best part? It requires zero effort.
Nov 30, 2023
The Single Best Way to Get Rid of Bad Smells in Your Freezer
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Plus, a few ways to prevent these odors in the first place.
Nov 30, 2023
People Are Just Discovering This Brilliant Use for an Empty Broth Carton
Before you toss that empty carton, read this!
Nov 27, 2023
I Tried the Viral “White Towel Test” on My Kitchen Floors, and *Yikes*
It’s completely changed the way I mop my kitchen floors.
Nov 8, 2023
I Tried Good Housekeeping’s Favorite Microfiber Wipes and They Totally Blew Me (and My Kitchen Grime) Away
If you haven’t tried microfiber cloths yet, this is your sign.
Oct 23, 2023
People Are Just Discovering How to Clean Baseboards (Without Breaking Your Back)
Plus, you probably already have everything you need.
Oct 5, 2023
This Is Why People Mop Their Floors with Cinnamon on the First of the Month
Hint: It has nothing to do with autumn.
Oct 1, 2023
Don’t Throw Away Those Silica Gel Packets! Here Are 14 Ways to Reuse Them.
For starters, you can keep vitamins from moisture damage.
Sep 21, 2023
Before and After: This Cluttered Wire Pantry Gets a Total Makeover
This project address the pantry’s function and form.
Sep 21, 2023
The $8 Gadget Plumbers Swear by to Prevent Water Leaks (and Pricy Repairs)
Plus, it requires virtually no setup.
Sep 21, 2023
This $26 Organizer Made Me Completely Rethink Fridge Storage
Oh, and I spend way less time cleaning the fridge, too.
Sep 20, 2023
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 $10 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