Jen L'Italien Jen L'Italien worked as an in-house editor and writer for nearly a decade at Real Simple and Redbook magazines, where she focused on the home market. Her niche included features and articles about simple solutions for the home, finding the right product in a home category, organizing at home, best methods for cleaning and improving your home, and decorating and party planning with ease. Highlights 15+ years experience as a home writer and editor Former home editor for Real Simple and former lifestyle editor for Redbook Former senior content producer for Dana Holmes Media Contributor to Houzz and HGTV.com Copy editor at Dispatch magazine and columnist for Oh So Beautiful Paper 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.