Carly Kulzer Carly is an eCommerce Writer living in Des Moines, IA, with her husband and four rescue animals (two cats and two dogs). She enjoys a good sale and thrifting anything and everything. When she's not writing content, you can catch her eating too many tacos and reading thrillers on the weekends. 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.