Brigitt Hauck
Brigitt is the associate editor for RealSimple.com. In addition to writing e-mail newsletters like the Daily Thought and 6 Items to Simplify Your Life, Brigitt often works on new uses, holiday, and wedding content for the site. She spends most of her free time putting her culinary degree to good use by experimenting in the kitchen.

Recent Posts By Brigitt Hauck

A Spillproof Breakfast in Bed

If mom’s always up and at ‘em making breakfast for the family, surprise her by bringing breakfast to her on her special day (That’s right: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11). Though bacon and eggs would certainly be a treat, a lap full of orange juice… not so much. To avoid a spill, use the fancy-hotel trick: Fill the […]

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Overcome a Bad Hair Day

Can limp locks, frizz, or other symptoms of a bad hair day affect more than just your style factor? According to an online survey by StyleSeat, an app and website that helps you find and book beauty appointments, 91 percent of women surveyed said having a good hair day makes them feel more confident. Even more reason to tame your tresses? Approximately 19 percent of women surveyed said they’re more productive at work when they experience a good hair day. Another 18 percent are nicer to others.

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A Clutter-Busting Kitchen Tip

When I open up the cabinet adjacent to my stove’s hood, the spices all but fly out at me. At times, they really do come crashing out, forcing a slight pause on dinner prep. Sound familiar?

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How to Save on Wedding Gifts

When you’re deep into wedding season, you may also find yourself deep in debt. There’s no way around it: Weddings are expensive, and even more so if you’re in the wedding party. Though you can’t get away without booking travel and accommodations or getting the couple a gift, you can find ways to make those bills just a little easier on your wallet.

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Where to Find Free Moving Boxes

When planning a move for a couple or a small family, you can expect to spend close to $250 or more on what’s needed to move your belongings. In addition to boxes, you’ll want to have tape, tape guns, packing paper, bubble wrap, box cutters, permanent markers, mattress bags, furniture pads, dollies, and hand carts on hand. With all that needs to be purchased, it’s no surprise people are always on the hunt for free moving boxes.

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Are Seasonal Allergies Worse Than Ever?

You can finally put those puffy winter coats in storage, but you better get out those tissues. According to the New York Daily News, allergists say we have the long, cold winter to thank for what is shaping up to be a particularly crippling allergy season.

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A “Why Didn’t I Think of That” Laundry Tip

We’re all familiar with the age-old mystery of the missing sock. Where does the other pair go? Armed with this clever laundry tip, you won’t have to wonder anymore.

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80+ Surprising Items You Can Recycle

Did you know you can recycle those ripped pantyhose? No? What about printer cartridges? Seventy percent of used ink cartridges are thrown into landfills, where it will take approximately 450 years for them to fully decompose. That’s a lot of wasted space!

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How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Nothing brightens a room quite like spring flowers—especially after a long, harsh winter. To extend the life of those beautiful blooms, remember to change the water daily. Resist the urge to be lazy: A simple top-off won’t cut it. For the best results, empty the existing water and refill the vase with a fresh dose of H2O and trim the […]

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How to Ask For Cash as a Wedding Gift

These days, plenty of engaged couples already have bedding, kitchen appliances, and other items you’d need to furnish a home and begin a life together. So, what’s an engaged couple to do if they’d rather receive a cash gift?

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