Kate Geraghty Kate Geraghty is a writer and commerce editorial director for Real Simple and Better Homes & Gardens. She has nearly 10 years of experience in the home and lifestyle space, and has been helping people make the right purchases for over five years. Her work has appeared in The Spruce, MyDomaine, Better Homes & Gardens, All You Magazine, Girls' Life, and What To Expect. Highlights Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including The Spruce, Girls' Life Magazine, and What to Expect. Kate has her BA in English language and literature from Northwestern University. 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.