Join our community of Solution Seekers!

Featured in September 2003

See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

Real Simple September 2003Paul Whicheloe

Features

The Spend-Nothing Makeover, pg. 202 
Real Simple helps a Massachusetts family spruce up the whole house with pieces they already had in the garage, basement, and attic.

Stopping the Clock, pg. 212
Catching a breather in your jam-packed schedule is harder than ever. Four women reveal how they carve out time for themselves and their families. Plus 12 painless time-savers.

A Colorful Character, pg. 218
The monotone staples in your fall wardrobe (beige, black, gray) can get downright monotonous. Reenergize your wardrobe ― and yourself ― with strategic shots of color.

Healing Waters, pg. 224
Alexandra Morton's passion for whales led her to a remote island home where she has found tragedy, fulfillment, and a purity of purpose.

Hot Tomatoes, pg. 232
The end of summer has an upside: the ripest, juiciest fruits (yes, fruits) of the year. Enjoy the best of the season with these six foolproof recipes.

Meals Made Easy, pg. 243
One bird, many fall meals: Sage-Roasted Turkey Breast and Gravy today, Turkey Potpie with Biscuit Crust tomorrow, and Turkey Sandwiches, Pizza, or Pasta anytime.

Life

Home 
  • Storage ottomans, pg. 85
  • The best handheld vacuums, pg. 91
  • Keep bright colors bright, pg. 95
  • Filtering your water, pg. 98
Style 
  • Straight skirts that fit, pg. 107
  • Comparison clothes shopping: catalog, in-store, on-line, pg. 111
  • A trip to the tailor, pg. 117
Beauty 
  • Multitasking cosmetics, pg. 123
  • Cleansing cloths for every skin type, pg. 127
Body 
  • Relax at the office, pg. 131
  • What to look for in a mental-health professional, pg. 137
  • Spend less on prescriptions, pg. 141
Food 
  • Reap the health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil, pg. 147
  • Quick, nutritious breakfasts, pg. 153
  • Mushrooms 101, pg. 159
Life 
  • Save big at warehouse clubs, pg. 163
  • Coping with neighbors, pg. 171
  • Words we mix up, pg. 179
  • Digital cameras made easy, pg. 185
The Organizer 
  • Sick of stumbling over boots and backpacks? Clear up that cluttered entryway. pg. 191

Simple Solutions

Healthy Habit, pg. 64
Tea that tastes great ― and is great for you

New Uses for Old Things, pg. 67
Repurpose newspapers and salad spinners

Home Printing Press, pg. 68
Software that turns out invitations in a snap

Products of the Month, pg. 70
From a colander-lid pot to a quick gray-hair fix

Minding Your Manners, pg. 76
What to do with those olive pits and shrimp tails at parties

Garden Guide, pg. 78
A shrub for all seasons

Fake It, Don't Make It, pg. 80

Priorities

She Earns More, pg. 261 
  • A San Francisco couple wants to look to the future, but one partner's career struggles are blocking the view. Our advisers help them see their way.
Life Coach: Back Off!... Please?, pg. 267 
  • Are you a pushy person or a people-pleaser? Believe it or not, both personality types can coexist peacefully. Here's how.
Read More About:Work & Life

Related Content

Real Simple January 2010 cover

Featured in January 2010

See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

What do you think about this article? Share your own solutions and ideas

View Earlier Comments
Advertisement

Quick Tip

Illustration of suitcases

Packing for a family vacation? Travel versions of favorite games won’t crowd suitcases, and playing them will keep kids from begging to watch TV at night. Get more tips.