Nicole Shein

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As a full-time freelance writer and editor, Nicole has been wearing sweatpants to work since way before coronavirus made it cool. Her past and previous clients include Match.com, Pinterest, and HowStuffWorks. When she isn't arranging and rearranging words, she spends her time knitting, reading, cooking, attempting to cuddle one of her two cats, and embarrassing her teenage children—occasionally on purpose, but more often just by existing.

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DECEMBER 17, 2021 | FRIDAY
How to Make Your House Smell Like You Don’t Have Pets

Show us a person with a pet—a freewheeling, fun-loving ferret, an adorable corgi, or a cuddly “chonker” of a cat—and we’ll show you someone who lives in a smelly home. As much as we treas...

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 | TUESDAY
10 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

Keep the Whole Family SafeThis is a pretty good time to be a pet—or a human who’s invested in the pet industry. These halcyon days for your hound or hamster are among the few silver linin...

NOVEMBER 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
12 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look Cleaner Than It Really Is

Sometimes you have to fake it 'til you make it. Other times, you might not even care about making it—you’re perfectly OK with faking it forever. If that’s how you feel about having a clea...

OCTOBER 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Weird History of Witch Windows

Q: On a recent road trip to see New England’s glorious fall foliage, my wife and I noticed a number of farmhouses with funny, full-size windows tilted at a 45-degree angle. What are they,...

OCTOBER 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
12 Finished Basement Ideas for Creating the Ultimate Bonus Space

It’s dark down there. It feels damp down there. There’s a unique odor—moldy, musty, fusty, fetid, putrid—that smells like something died down there. Cobwebs? Galore. Spine-tingling, shive...

OCTOBER 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
17 Products That Will Make Thanksgiving Dinner Cleanup Easier Than Ever

Whether you’re serving up a traditional turkey-and-all-the-trimmings meal that resembles Norman Rockwell meets Instagram or you’re celebrating the harvest with a showstopping vegan feast,...

OCTOBER 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Great Debate on How to Store Glassware: Upside Down or Right-Side Up?

Q. I’ve just spent the weekend at my aunt and uncle’s house and noticed that they store all of their drinking glassware—coffee mugs, water glasses, wineglasses, and everything—upside down...

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
How to Hire a Reputable Estate Sale Company

By definition, most estate sales are conducted after a death as a way of liquidating the decedent’s personal property and household goods. They’re also held by individuals or couples who ...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 | MONDAY
New to Online Estate Sale Shopping? Here's How to Get Started

Just like their in-real-life counterparts, online estate sales can be proverbial treasure troves, of both practical items (furniture, appliances, tools, kitchenware, textiles, office supp...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 | THURSDAY
9 Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins, Indoors and Out

When you see a grinning, gap-toothed pumpkin face, do you think, “Been there, done that”? If it feels like the jack-o’-lantern look is all played out, you’ll appreciate these unique ways ...