Video: Erin on Monday’s Rachael Ray Show

This week seems to be all about videos here on Unclutterer (don’t forget our upcoming Ask Peter Walsh anything!), and I’m excited to be part of the collection. For anyone who doesn’t have a television, lives outside the U.S. or Canada, or missed Saturday’s announcement, you can now see my appearance on yesterday’s Rachael Ray Show online:

The clip is just a little over three minutes long, and I’m really happy with how it went. I had a great time on set, and Rachael and her staff were incredibly kind. I also love how Michael Buffer says my name — Erin Roooooooooooooney Dolaaaaaaaand! I hope you enjoy the clip and the closet organizing tips, too.

24 Comments for “Video: Erin on Monday’s Rachael Ray Show”

  1. posted by Lose That Girl on

    Yay, Erin!! Love the tips… can’t wait to try them out. 🙂

  2. posted by Karen on

    Nice job. You spoke so quickly and so well (two things I can’t do at the same time). Did that take some practice?

  3. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Karen — I worked out my talking points before I arrived and reviewed them with the producer the day of taping, but we didn’t do a rehearsal or anything with Rachael. I’m talking so fast in the clip because Rachael’s energy is contagious! She is fantastic at what she does and genuinely bursting with excitement. I was so energized that I went a little faster than I wish I would have … but I can’t imagine being able to slow down when talking to her. Everyone on her staff is that happy and energetic, too.

  4. posted by Kate on

    Well done! Do you think you’ll be going back again?

  5. posted by Mariette Jones on

    Well done Erin! What a shot in the arm to be on her show! You fit in perfect with her energy and great tips by the way. I’ve just discovered your website and its definitely getting bookmarked. I ready to get organized! Do you have any tips for those of us who live in old houses and do not have a closet! I hang my clothes on the back of the door. Very sad situation!

  6. posted by Lawgirl on

    Erin – Great job on the show. I taped it yesterday and watched it today. You looked amazing and spoke so clearly. Congratulations!

  7. posted by coco on

    you were great! also, i’m glad rachael took the segment seriously. so many people like to “make fun” of organization.
    i’ve read the book once and am going to start it again.

    love, love, love the sock purge!!! especially great with kids. i do it twice a year with my boys now.

  8. posted by Rae on

    Well done, you were awesome! I think those tips were excellent because they were original.

    I now know what I’m going to do with these nice hooks I have, the inside of my new wardrobe doors, and the clothes that I want to rewear but don’t want to actually put away. 🙂

  9. posted by Kelly on

    That was wonderful – you’re a natural on TV! And I agree with the others that it was very cool to see original ideas for a quickie organization segment. The sock idea is inspired!

  10. posted by Amy on

    Wow! That was quick! But you got in some great tips that I hadn’t seen before like the hooks and the socks! Nice job!

  11. posted by Org Junkie on

    Great job Erin, what a fun experience that must have been for you!


  12. posted by brooke @ claremont road on

    You did a great job!

  13. posted by steve crane on

    Well done Erin.I watched online as I live in the UK.Great tips and nice to put a face to the person behind Unclutterer.Keep up the good work.

  14. posted by the weakonomist on

    The socks thing may be the tip that saves my sanity. Thank YOU!

  15. posted by Sky on

    Enjoyed seeing you in action! Great tips and you looked very nice.

  16. posted by M on

    That book looks enormous in Rachel Ray’s hand. Did you give her an over sized one for the show, or are you two just that petite?

  17. posted by Erin Doland on

    @M — Ha! I’m wearing heels in this segment, so I’m probably around 5’11” or 6’0″. Rachael, in sharp contrast, is probably 5’4″ or 5’5″ in the heels she was wearing. Maybe the camera angle made the book look really big?

  18. posted by Volker on

    I dislike the sock purge part. It sounds like the typical american solution for everything. It’s totaly unfriendly for the environment.

    Sockclips will do the job as well and yes, it works fine. Or just stuffing one sock in another so they won’t loose their partner.

  19. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Volker — Our old socks aren’t thrown in the trash, we turn them into dust rags. They fit over your hand (like a sock puppet) and then you can really reach into nooks and crannies. Plus, it’s easier to pick objects up to dust (things like picture frames).

  20. posted by Jessica on

    YES! I agree completely with the sock purge idea. I didn’t realize how fantabulously simple it made things and I’m never going back now! (Worth the price of the book, right there!)

  21. posted by mydivabydesign on

    I like the buying the same socks idea. Great clip!

  22. posted by Dave P on

    Erin — Congratulations not only on doing the book but getting yourself onto big-time TV! What I like best is that you come across as a genuine expert who REALLY KNOWS HER STUFF!

  23. posted by Lim on

    Everyone seems to love the sock idea, but I will not be participating. For me, socks that have fun, colorful patterns bring me enough happiness that I’m not willing to give them up. I completely wear them out before re-purposing, and then I am only losing one pair. Matching is rarely a problem for me, and I don’t use sock clips or bags or anything.

    But congrats on the appearance!

  24. posted by heatherK on

    What’s the name/brand of those hangers with flocking?

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