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Kate Hilpern

As a freelance journalist with over 28 years of experience, Kate Hilpern has contributed to various newspapers, websites and magazines nationwide. Kate holds a Master’s degree in Journalism with distinction. Her work has been published in the The Guardian, The Independent, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home and more. Kate also worked as a lecturer in Journalism.

Recent articles by Kate Hilpern

A selection of dehumidifers against a blue backgrund
Best humidifier 2024: Relieve dry skin and breathe easy
Home appliances

Breathe easy, improve your health and get a good night’s sleep with the best humidifiers we’ve tested and reviewed

Here's how to get rid of bed bugs
Bedroom

Don’t let the bed bugs bite – find out about these creepy pests and how to drive them from your home

The best SAD lamps you can buy
Health & beauty Lighting

Light therapy is a great way to tackle your mood and energy levels through winter. Here's our pick of the best SAD lamps you can buy

How to clean a mattress
Mattresses

Get rid of fresh filth or ingrained stains on your mattress with this handy guide to the best cleaning methods and products

How to clean your washing machine: Get rid of dirt and mould
Home appliances

We explain why dirt builds up in your appliance, then show you the easiest ways to clean your washing machine

Our pick of the best kitchen scales to buy
Kitchen

Whether you’re baking cakes or cooking a five-course dinner, the best kitchen scales take the strain out of measuring and weighing

Our pick of the best hand blenders
Blenders

Whizz up soups, sauces and salsas in a flash with our pick of the top handheld immersion blenders

The best beauty boxes
Beauty

Enjoy a little pick-me-up every month with the best beauty subscription boxes

The best sandwich toasters and toastie makers to buy
Kitchen

Create perfect cheese toasties, paninis and pressed sandwiches with our pick of the best sandwich toasters

Best carpet shampoo - lead image
The best carpet shampoo to buy right now
Cleaning

Rid your rugs and flooring of troublesome stains and persistent dirt with our roundup of the best carpet shampoos