Melinda Page Melinda Page has been a freelance writer and editor for more than 15 years with staff positions at O at Home, Real Simple, and Town & Country. Highlights: * Work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Living, Budget Travel, and more * Won a Society of American Travel Writers Foundation award 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.