Shifrah Combiths, Apartment Therapy

Shifrah Combiths

Apartment Therapy

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Shifrah:

These Beach Towels are Perfect for Busy Parents in the Summertime — Here’s Why

These microfiber towels from Amazon are compact, lightweight and quick-drying, making it ideal for busy parents on the go. → Read More

Before and After: A Zero-Cost, 10-Minute Reorganization Turns a Messy Drawer into a Tidy One

Buying organizing products is fun, but it’s far too easy for them to turn into a distraction that hinders efforts to get rid of things and wastes money. This is why organizing experts stress the importance of decluttering before buying containers and organizing products. → Read More

This is How I Keep My Swimsuits Clean So That They Last All Summer

Even if you don’t live in a climate that necessitates switching between summer and winter wardrobes, you most likely still have some garments that only get worn during particular seasons. I bet your warmest winter coat hasn’t seen a bit of action in a couple of months, but it’s safe to guess that your swimsuits have been pulled out and worn more than a few times by now. → Read More

You Need 2 Quotes for an Interstate Move — Even From the Same Company

I learned the hard way that it’s worth getting multiple quotes, from the same company, even if you feel good about the first conversation. → Read More

Before and After: A $200 Refresh Transforms This Fridge from Chronically Messy to Picture-Perfect

A professional organizer tackles her chronically messy fridge and transforms it into a picture-perfect place. It features The Home Edit's product line of organizing bins with iDesign from The Container Store. → Read More

4 Easy Ways to Trick Yourself Into Decluttering More Regularly

From timing yourself to partnering up — these four hacks will have you decluttering on a regular basis. → Read More

4 Very Good Reasons to Declutter a Little More Slowly Next Time

Four ways taking your time in decluttering can greatly benefit you and your home. → Read More

6 Things That Get Extra Dirty (and Messy) in the Summer — and How to Keep Them Clean

Summertime is full of so many fun activities unique to the season. From pool fun and road trips to vacations and beach days, there’s barely enough time to soak up all the summer activities we love. The season also comes with a whole set of gear. Keeping on top of summer dirt and clutter is an important part of making sure you have as much time as possible to enjoy all the good family stuff. → Read More

This Is How I Clean My Entire House in About an Hour — When I Find Out We’re Having Guests Over

Nine steps to a cleaner home ready to host guests. → Read More

The Big, Unwelcome Surprise That Could Have Derailed the Sale of Our Home

Being choosy about contractors paid off big time when it came to selling our home later — and eventually helped us with an unwelcome surprise that could have derailed the sale. → Read More

Don’t Neglect This One Thing When You Move, According to the Author of “How to Relocate”

Natalie Trice’s upcoming book, “How to Relocate,” covers plenty of topics related to moving, including the psychology of it. Here's what she says not to neglect while moving. → Read More

This Little Ritual Helped Me Eliminate Fridge Clutter — and Totally Changed My Weekly Routine

It's time to banish fridge clutter for good with this little trick that'll save you space, time, and money. → Read More

Before and After: This Busy Mom Took Her Time Reorganizing Her Pantry — and Spent Less than $100

This pantry makeover helped a busy family get organized for less than $100. → Read More

I Just Found a $16 Solution to Your Annoying 'Clothes Chair' Problem

Finally, a home for clothes too clean to wash and too dirty to put away. → Read More

My Teen Daughter and Her Friends Are Obsessed with This Stain Fighting Tool (and My Life Is Easier Because of It)

My oldest daughter is thirteen, and after a year of virtual school that sucked all the sparkle out of her, I don’t take any school drop-offs or backpack heaves, or funny teacher stories for granted. She just finished her seventh-grade year, fully in person, and hearing the joys and trials of middle school life — among people — is something I’ll never listen to without gratitude. → Read More

Cleaning Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore — Here Are 5 Simple Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy It More!

Listen to my idea of a well-spent, relaxing weekend afternoon: Time alone at home so I can clean the way I want to with no interruption. No sarcasm or joking here. Granted, a weekend afternoon spent kayaking with my family at a beautiful spring, wiggling my toes in the sand at the beach while I watch my kids paddle board, or tucked in a roomy armchair by the fire reading a book also sounds like… → Read More

This Secret 2-Ingredient Stain Removal Tip I Learned from a Retail Pro Gets the Toughest Spots Out — Makeup Included!

And you probably have the ingredients at home right now. → Read More

6 Common ‘Rules’ That Keep You From Letting Go of Things (and a Few Good Reasons to Break Them)

Decluttering is such an emotional journey that often stalls all your best intentions and efforts to pare down our belongings and simplify your spaces. Even when you’ve experienced the relief and calm that come from a decluttered space, contending with all the guilt and self-questioning that accompanies every decision feels like a pretty big mountain to climb. → Read More

This Unassuming $20 Amazon Find Instantly Solved My Most Annoying Sink Dilemmas

This rack has been the solution to my common kitchen sink accessory storage problems. → Read More

As a Mom of 5 Active Kids, These Are the Laundry Products I Swear By

A mom of five shares the best laundry products for getting stains out of her kids' clothes and how she uses them to remove grass stains, oil stains and dirt stains. → Read More