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 CNN.com 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.

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Erin Doland: Unclutter Your Life in One Week

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Erin Rooney Doland
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Carpe Vitam -- Seize Life

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.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pomme frites dipped in Bearnaise sauce (which would make those very few days)

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 trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My eye lashes. They are so long they get caught in my eyebrows.

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