Ayn-Monique Klahre Ayn-Monique Klahre has been covering all things home, DIY, and lifestyle for nearly two decades, including decorating, home improvement, organization, entertaining, and parenting. Ayn-Monique has been a staff editor at Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day, and been published in Better Homes & Gardens, Apartment Therapy, Business Insider, and The New York Times. 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.