Erin Rooney Doland

Erin Doland is Editor-in-Chief of Unclutterer and lives in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to her work at Unclutterer, Erin is a twice weekly columnist for Real Simple magazine’s website, has written for and ReadyMade, and is in negotiations to contribute a regular column to Fast Company. She borders on having a fanatical commitment to a more minimalist and simple lifestyle.

Books by this Author

Organization expert and founder of Erin Rooney Doland shows you how to declutter and simplify your surroundings, and create the stress-free life you deserve—in just one week.Simplicity is revolutionary! Doland's down-to-earth approach and useful, innovative suggestions for tackling the physical, mental, and systemic distractions in your home and office will help you: -Part with sentimental clutter -Organize your closet based on how you process information -Build an effective and...


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Carpe Vitam -- Seize Life

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Swinging in a hammock on the beach with my husband on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, or snuggling under a blanket next to a fire in a ski chateau in the Alps.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. According to my Top 25 Most Played list on iTunes, they appear to be "The Crane Wife 3" by The Decemberists, "Over My Head" by The Fray, "I Still Remember" by Bloc Party, "Hey Hey Girl" by The Virgins, and "Wave of Mutilation" by the Pixies.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'm actually very content being me right now.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Oh wow, this is a hard question. Maybe Lord Byron? He surrounded himself with people he loved and went on many spectacular adventures.

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