Amanda Lecky Amanda is an editor and writer in the lifestyle and home sectors with more than two decades of experience. She has worked for brands such Good Housekeeping and Consumer Reports, and had her writing featured in Real Simple, HGTV, and This Old House, among others. Highlights: * Five years at Hearst Special Publications * Worked at Good Housekeeping and edited Your Good Housekeeping * Launched three new editorial products at Consumer Reports, including Food, How to Clean Practically Anything, and Paint * Current deputy editor of print publications at Consumer Reports About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for 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.