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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MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
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 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
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...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best UV Umbrellas to Stay Safe in the Sun

Warm sunshine feels good on the skin, but UV (ultraviolet) rays can have damaging effects. Long-term exposure to UV can cause wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, liver spots, and in severe...

MARCH 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Flatware Organizers to Declutter Your Utensil Drawer

Kitchen drawers are home to all of your cutlery, utensils, and assorted kitchen tools. But before you know it, the drawers are also crammed with clutter, and you need to send out a search...

MARCH 1, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Outdoor Wall Lights for Your Home

Outdoor wall lights make the spaces outside your home warm, beautiful, and secure. Whether lighting a deck, brightening a patio, or flanking a front door, the best outdoor lights have fea...

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Photo Storage Boxes for Organizing Your Memories

They say a picture is worth a thousand words—possibly more when a photo represents a personal memory or story. These days, many pictures exist in digital form, but sharing printed photos ...

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Soft Pastels to Use for Your Art Projects

Artists of all skill levels use soft pastels to create works of art that have a painterly quality—but without the mess of paint. Unlike watercolor paints or acrylic paints, which require ...

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best USB Extension Cable for Extra Reach

Electronic devices tend to include a USB charging cable that’s only a few feet long. These standard cables may not provide enough room to maneuver your mouse or plug in your game controll...

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Home Energy Monitor for an Efficient Home

Don’t wait until the electric bill arrives to find out how much energy you use. The bill shows only your total energy usage for the statement period and your overall totals for the year. ...