Kat Hodgins

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kat Hodgins is a freelance writer for home repair, DIY home building projects, and green living. She previously worked at OP Media Group for three of their magazines, including Cottage (a former division of OP), writing DIY articles, such as building an outhouse and insulation installation. In her tenure as a content and copywriter, Kat has written for many companies, including Perk Canada, Nest Designs, Run Wild My Child, and This Is LD. Outside of her work as a writer, Kat is an insurance benefits professional, nature enthusiast, recreational climber, and chocolate connoisseur enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest. You can view Kat’s body of work on Contently or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Ultimate House Cleaning Schedule: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly To-Dos All Homeowners Should Know

After a long day, week, or month, the last thing you want to do is clean your home. Unless you employ a house cleaner, it’s up to you to keep your home clean and mess-free. Creating and s...

NOVEMBER 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Trick to Hanging Lights on a Christmas Tree, Explained

Christmas lights dress up a holiday tree, making it twinkle and glow. It takes some finesse and know-how to get these tree lights evenly distributed without burnt-out bulbs, crowded areas...

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 | MONDAY
Our 10 Favorite Finds From Etsy's New Virtual—and Shoppable—Home

Buying products online is as easy as clicking “add to cart,” but often retailers don’t give you visual context, instead showcasing their wares on a plain background and providing dimensio...

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
45 Backyard Landscaping Ideas for Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Living Space

Incentivize yourself to spend more time enjoying your yard and garden. Fresh air, natural light, and the right backyard landscaping ideas convert your outdoor space into a highly desirabl...

OCTOBER 25, 2021 | MONDAY
5 Ways Shoveling Snow Can Be Detrimental to Your Health

Those who live in areas where snow falls throughout the winter may marvel at its beauty, but dread the work it brings. As the white stuff accumulates, it’s your responsibility to grab you...

OCTOBER 20, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
12 Things You Should Never Store on Top of the Refrigerator

Many of us store items on top of the refrigerator because it’s a large space that’s both easy to see and convenient to access. Frankly, it seems a shame to waste such a handy spot, which ...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The 12 Best Places in Your Home to Try Out Trendy Paint Colors

When you love the latest paint colors but you’re unsure how they’ll look in your home, test them out in some creative places before overhauling an entire room.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
20 Cheap Halloween Decorations for $10 or Less

Spook-tacular SavingsSeize the spirit this Halloween season and deck your house with ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and more. We have plenty of Halloween decorating ideas for you, both store-bo...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 | THURSDAY
How To Get Rid of Scale on Plants

Scale on your indoor plants can appear seemingly out of nowhere, but these little insects can come from several sources. Perhaps you used contaminated potting soil, left your plants outsi...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 | THURSDAY
12 Clever Ways to Store Your Masks at Home and on the Go

As a result of the pandemic, many of us now wear masks every day. Having proper storage for your mask keeps it clean and accessible.