Lauren Phillips Title: Former Editor Education: Elon University Location: New York, NY Expertise: Home decor, Personal finance, Cleaning, Organizing Lauren is a former editor at Real Simple. With more than five years of digital media experience, she’s an accomplished editor, writer, and digital media strategist focusing on lifestyle content, including home decor, cleaning and organizing, home improvement, personal finance, and other lifestyle topics. Experience A lover of all things home and words, Lauren Phillips has worked at Coastal Living, Real Simple, and The Spruce. She began her career at Coastal Living as an editorial fellow and joined the Real Simple team in 2018. During her time at Real Simple, Lauren was an assistant Editor, an associate Editor, and eventually an editor. She currently serves as a senior digital editor for Better Homes & Gardens. Education Lauren earned a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing (with minors in Professional Writing Studies and Italian) from Elon University. 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.