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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APRIL 28, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Vegetable Choppers for Meal Prep

Prep work takes up a lot of time in the kitchen. When chopping with a kitchen knife, the cuts aren’t uniform, the counters get messy, and each slice of onion makes you cry. The best veget...

APRIL 28, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Nest Boxes for Your Chicken Coop

Whether you have an egg farm, hobby farm, or a couple of backyard chickens, your hens need a place to lay their eggs. The average laying hen produces 200 to 300 eggs per year, but without...

APRIL 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Pond Filters to Keep Your Pond Clean

Sitting by a pond is peaceful and pleasant when the water’s clean and clear. However, once green algae, organic debris, and toxins move in, it’s hard to enjoy the water view because you’r...

APRIL 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Small Air Fryers for Your Cooking Needs

Air fryers provide the crunch and flavor of fried food with less fat and a fraction of the oil that deep frying requires. In an air fryer, instead of submerging food into a vat of oil, ho...

APRIL 19, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Sheets for Hot Sleepers to Ensure a Cool Night of Sleep

Discomfort while trying to sleep can result in tossing and turning. Rather than hitting an REM cycle, you’re constantly shifting the covers and sheets, trying to find the right temperatur...

APRIL 19, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best 2-Slice Toasters for Your Kitchen

Burnt, unevenly cooked pieces of toast have no place on the breakfast plate. A toaster is one of the most frequently used kitchen appliances, so make sure to get the best one possible—one...

APRIL 17, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Hypoallergenic Pillows for a Restful Night of Sleep

It’s estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and many of those with respiratory allergies cannot achieve restful sleep because of the irritants in their pillows. Switch...

MARCH 31, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Electric Brooms for Tidying Up at Home

Mess accumulates in the home every day. Someone’s shoes carry dirt into the house, children’s snacks fall on the floor, the cat tracks litter out of the box, and the list goes on. A tradi...

MARCH 30, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Floor Chairs for Your Living Space

Sitting on the floor quickly becomes uncomfortable without padding or support. Even sitting on a floor pillow or a thick blanket to play with a child or read a book outdoors on a sunny af...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Small Cooler for Quick Adventures

Packing food and drinks from home into a portable cooler saves money, is a greener alternative to a to-go meal, and keeps perishable items and beverages chilled all day long. Whether pack...