Melissa Epifano Melissa Epifano is a United Kingdom-based freelance writer and editor who focuses on home and lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in The Spruce, Real Simple, Forbes Home, InStyle, and MyDomaine. Highlights: * Freelance writer and editor focusing on home and lifestyle topics * Work has appeared in The Spruce, Real Simple, Forbes Home, InStyle, and MyDomaine * Former lifestyle editor at The Spruce 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.