Alexa Erickson Alexa Erickson has been a freelance writer on a variety of topics, such as travel, health, fashion, beauty, and home decor-for over 10 years. She has been a lifestyle writer for Real Simple since 2020. With a creative writing and journalism degree, Alexa's work has been published on MSN, Reader's Digest INSIDER, Shape Magazine, and more. Highlights: * Freelance Writer, Over 10 Years Experience * Health and Wellness Writer, Nearly 7 Years Experience * Former Print Editor of Lifestyle Magazine * BA Creative Writing and Journalism About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.