Nic Dobija-Nootens

Nic helps you find household goods and kitchen tools that make your life at home more enjoyable. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The London Review of Books, Slate, and elsewhere. He lives in New York City with two geriatric cats (who still get the zoomies).
71 Best Practical Gifts for When You Have No Idea What To Buy
They're not the flashiest gifts, but they'll be put to great use!
13 Cool “Murphy Desks” That’ll Change Your Home Office — and Probably Your Life
Because we don't all have a dedicated home office space.
Nov 9, 2023
50 Renter Remedies That’ll Optimize Your Space Without Angering Your Landlord
You have to see these ingenious picks.
Oct 23, 2023
73 of the Best Gifts You Can Shop on Amazon Right Now
Warning: You might be tempted to pick up a few for yourself, too.
Oct 18, 2023
The Best Labor Day Mattress Deals to Shop Today
Get a Queen size mattress for as low as $125.
Sep 1, 2023
Our Complete Guide to All the Best Labor Day Home Deals
The discounts go up to 80 percent!
Sep 1, 2023
Macy’s Labor Day Sale Has Major Savings on Home Finds from Dyson, All-Clad, and More Top Brands
Snag a Samsonite suitcase for $190 off.
Aug 30, 2023
The 10 Best Small Bedroom Chairs for Every Space
Including a small-space-friendly recliner.
Aug 30, 2023
10 Safavieh Rugs That Will Add Instant Style to Any Space
Rugs are an immediate style booster.
Aug 23, 2023
This Easy-to-Use Bug Catcher Takes the Ick out of Removing Insects — Bonus: It’s on Sale
Don't like bugs? Then you'll love this.
Aug 18, 2023
This $16 Organizer Will Clear the Chaos in Your Fridge (and Prevent Food from Getting Lost)
Get it in one of three styles — or all of them!
Aug 18, 2023
The Best Places to Buy Outdoor Furniture Covers for Every Type of Piece
Because every piece of patio furniture needs a good cover.
Aug 17, 2023
The Best Travel Pillows to Help You Sleep and Prevent Neck Pain
Including one that doubles as luggage — seriously!
Aug 16, 2023
These Luxe Bath Towels Are the Softest and Quickest-Drying Ones I’ve Ever Used
Better than 5-star hotel towels (in my opinion).
Aug 10, 2023
This Innovative Laundry Rack Will Dry Twice the Amount of Clothes at Once (Plus, It’s on Sale!)
This will be your new favorite laundry tool.
Aug 9, 2023
10 Chic Rattan Coffee Tables That Will Brighten Up Your Home
Starting at $50!
Aug 4, 2023
10 Cooling Dog Beds to Help Your Pup Beat the Heat
Because your dog deserves something that’ll help them beat the heat.
Aug 1, 2023
The Genius Collapsible Tea Kettle That’s Perfect for Tiny Kitchens, Dorms, and Travel (It’s on Sale!)
Small enough to fit in a purse — seriously!
Jul 28, 2023
11 Easy-Care Plants That Are Perfect for Beginners
Start your indoor gardening journey here.
Jul 24, 2023
The Best Sofas at The Home Depot, Starting at $200
This is one of our favorite places to find surprisingly stylish sofas.
Jul 21, 2023
9 Twin XL Mattress Toppers That’ll Turn Your Dorm Into a Relaxing Paradise
They also work wonders in kids' rooms and guest rooms!
Jul 21, 2023
10 Under-$50 Hacks That Will Make Your Tiny Bathroom Feel So Much Bigger
Organization is the secret to a roomy bathroom.
Jul 19, 2023
The $20 Trash Can That Takes Up Zero Space in My Tiny Kitchen and Keeps It Odor-Free
Bonus: It has a hidden cleaning tool in its lid.
Jul 18, 2023
The 10 Best Stick Vacuums for Every Home and Budget
Including a name-brand find that’s under $30.
Jul 14, 2023
Anthropologie Is Offering Massive Discounts on Chic Furniture & Decor, Starting at $9
Score up to 40% off already discounted items.
Jul 14, 2023
Every Prime Day Home Deal You Need to Snag ASAP
Including sofas, vacuums, appliances, and much more.
Jul 12, 2023
Prime Day Is Packed with Hot Kitchen Deals on All-Clad, Keurig, Vitamix, and More Big Brands
Get shopping before these deals sell out!
Jul 11, 2023
10 Amazon Deals You Should Definitely Snag Ahead of Prime Day
Includes under-$50 bedding and our favorite mosquito repeller.
Jul 3, 2023