Lauren Phillips

Lauren Phillips, former SEO Editor at Real Simple
Title: Former SEO Editor
Education: Elon University
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Home decor, Personal finance, Cleaning, Organizing

Lauren is a former SEO 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.


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 SEO editor. She currently serves as a senior digital editor for Better Homes & Gardens.


Lauren earned a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing (with minors in Professional Writing Studies and Italian) from Elon University.

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Latest from Lauren Phillips
moving-in-together: couple toasting new home
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Extra-tall beadboard wainscoting
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Yes, You Can Still Save for Retirement Even If You Haven't Had a Traditional Career Path—Here's How
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Beware of Lifestyle Creep: It Might Be Sabotaging Your Savings
pug tote bags
40 Great Gifts for Teens and Tweens They'll Truly Appreciate
How to get motivated for retirement (cake with golf clubs)
How to Get Motivated to Begin Your Retirement Planning
Person working from home, sitting on the floor with laptop on coffee table, speaking on the phone, planner on the floor, while dog lays nearby
The Perks of Working From Home, As Shared by People Who Work From Home
Bathroom backsplash ideas - wallpaper, peel and stick backsplash with a bathroom sink
9 Bathroom Backsplash Ideas That Can Make the Bathroom Your Prettiest Room
room with wall to wall carpeting
Is Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Making a Comeback? We Asked a Pro
Emotionally Difficult Clutter, woman packing up belongings
Secrets of a Woman Has Made More Than $7,500 Selling on Facebook Marketplace
Elephant Eyeglasses Holder gifts for grandma
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Exposed Pipe Showers - Chrome shower head plumbing system
Proof You Should Hop on the Exposed Pipe Shower Trend ASAP
Interior of living room with furniture
5 Rules for Decorating a Space You Share With Roommates
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5 Free Navigation Apps That Will (Probably) Never Get You Lost
how to make pumpkins last longer - carved pumpkins
How to Make Your Pumpkins—Carved or Not—Last Beyond October 31
Neutral paint colors - living room with neutral paint colors
Good Neutral Paint Colors to Bring Home for a Relaxing, Natural Space
Halloween pajamas or pjs 2020 - dinosaur hoodie
Halloween Pajamas Are the Trend We Can All Get Behind This Year
Best Christmas quotes - funny, merry, inspirational quotes
26 Christmas Quotes to Put You in the Holiday Spirit
Christmas card with snowman on it: Christmas card sayings and holiday card sayings
28 Heart-Warming Christmas Card Sayings Everyone on Your Mailing List Will Love
Refinishing or Replacing kitchen cabinets white and gray kitchen
Should You Refurbish Your Kitchen Cabinets, or Replace Them All Together?
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Everything to Know About Palm Oil and Why It Might Be Bad for You
Illustration of two homes—one in need of renovations and the other in good shape
Is Buying a Fixer Upper the Key to Getting the Home of Your Dreams?
How to pick the best bath towels: stack of towels on stool
How to Pick the Best Bath Towels