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. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'll talk to anyone.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'll talk to anyone.

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.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. My paternal great grandfather Edward Rooney. He was born in 1887 and was one of the greatest criminal attorneys in Kansas history, if I'm to believe what my 100 year old grandmother says about him. I'd simply ask him to tell me stories about his life.

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