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Kat Brancato

location-pin Staunton, Virginia

Expertise: landscaping and garden, cleaning and organization, pets, outdoors and camping

Kat Brancato

  • Featured in Family Handyman, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Angi, USA Today, and more.
  • Renovating her great-great-grandfather's log cabin in Virginia.
  • Freelance Writer Diploma from Penn Foster Group.


Kat Brancato has more than ten years of lifestyle writing experience, sharing her knowledge and interviewing subject matter experts on gardening, organizing, cleaning, DIY projects, pets and more. Her work has appeared in Angi, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, USA Today and many other publications. She and her husband are renovating her great-great-grandfather's log cabin and working towards starting a homestead. She enjoys helping others learn how to slow down and simplify their lives on her lifestyle blog, Simplicity & Sunshine.


Penn Foster Group, Freelance Writer Diploma

Family Handyman Editorial Policies

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