Happy fifth birthday to Unclutterer!

On this day in 2007, lawyer and clutter-despiser Jerry Brito published the very first Unclutterer post: “A manifesto on simple living.” Since that day, there have been more than 2,775 uncluttering and organizing posts on the site written by more than 45 simple living enthusiasts. Millions of readers have dropped by over these five years and left almost 63,000 comments (that isn’t counting the Forum or messages over Twitter or on Facebook).

Since Unclutterer was founded, the post “Creating a weekly meal plan” has been the most read article on the site. Trent Hamm’s amazing website TheSimpleDollar.com has linked to us more than any other (thanks, Trent!). And, we’ve been featured in The New York Times, Real Simple magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, Wired magazine, The Washington Post, O: The Oprah Magazine, House Beautiful, USA Today, CNN.com, MSN.com, Slate.com, and the Wall Street Journal Online, among many others. We’ve also been on The Rachel Ray Show and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Simon and Schuster also published Erin’s best-selling book, Unclutter Your Life in One Week.

Most importantly, on this day of celebration, we are thankful to all of our readers for supporting us over the years. Without you, we wouldn’t have made it this long. Thank you, thank you. We are blessed to have such a fine group of supporters.

The past five years have been an incredible journey and we’re excited about all the amazing adventures the future holds!

27 Comments for “Happy fifth birthday to Unclutterer!”

  1. posted by Aviva Goldfarb on

    Happy birthday, Dear Unclutterer! We, your fans, love you. You keep us organized AND entertained.

  2. posted by Lori Paximadis on

    Happy birthday!

  3. posted by *m* on

    Congrats! Keep up the great work!

  4. posted by Egirl on

    Happy birthday, Unclutterer! I read your blog nearly every day and am so grateful to have found this group of like-minded folks.

  5. posted by Anne on

    Congratulations – this is a wonderful website that changes lives, including my own.

  6. posted by Mimi on

    happy birthday, unclutterer! you changed my life and i am very happy about that!

  7. posted by Alice F. on

    Happy Birthday! So thankful that you were “born” 5 years ago! πŸ™‚

  8. posted by cng on

    I started reading in 2007 and ever since the first visit I have checked in daily. You’ve helped to shape and maintain my perspective, and my home is much more organized and livable because of it. Thank YOU, Erin,and your team, for the work you put into it every day.

  9. posted by ErgoOrgo on

    Happy birthday Unclutterer – it seems amazing that I have been reading posts here for five years: I just dug up and tweeted a great tip I saved from August 2007. Decluttering will never get old, looking forward to celebrating 10 years with you!

  10. posted by mili on

    Happy birthday πŸ™‚

  11. posted by DawnF on

    Happy #5! Woo Hoo! … and many morrrrre! πŸ™‚

  12. posted by celebkiriedhel on

    Happy Birthday Unclutterer – here’s hoping you have at least another 5 birthdays! πŸ˜€

  13. posted by Syikin on

    Happy birthday, Unclutterer team! I am your fan since 2011. Thank you so much for you great info. Wave from Malaysia πŸ˜‰

  14. posted by Another Deb on

    Whatever I was doing to get inspired before Unclutterer, it was not nearly this great. Congratulations on a fantastic acoomplishment! Now take that day off!

  15. posted by Merrilee on

    Congratulations! Your blog is useful, interesting and very inspiring.

  16. posted by Mary in TN on

    Congrats, Unclutterer, and thank you, Erin, for all your hard work!

  17. posted by Karan Kamble on


    Happy Birthday, Unclutterer. May you continue to inspire uncluttering homes and lives.

    Thank you for helping me unclutter mine.

  18. posted by Sarah on


  19. posted by Laura_ve on

    Congratulations and happy birthday! Your blog helped me a lot, today I tacked the shelves and bookcase and recycled a bag full of books I never read or that are not useful anymore, and I have another one I’d like to try and sell. They are in italian (as I’m italian) and I’m looking for a place to sell them! πŸ™‚ If I can’t sell them, well, there’s always my local library, they do accept donations! πŸ™‚

  20. posted by Small Houses on

    Congratulations Erin!

    Simplifying our lives seems to resonate to so many of us, doesn’t it? And who knew there was so much to write about ‘unclutter’? LOL

    All kidding aside, you have a fun, informative site. Happy 5th Birthday to you!

    Dee πŸ™‚

  21. posted by JustGail on

    Happy Birthday, Unclutterer! I appreciate the advice, tips and humour that I’ve found since coming here.

  22. posted by Charlotte on

    Happy Birthday Unclutterer! Keep up the good work. Your tips are timeless, entertaining, and easy to follow. Thanks again!

  23. posted by Kevin Lindsey on

    Happy Birthday! I am so glad that I found your site (and book). Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated!

  24. posted by Jakeline on

    Congrats!! This is one of 2 or 3 sites that I prefer to watch in the web

  25. posted by LivingOrderSA on

    May there be many more! Congrats!

  26. posted by Maciej, Poland on

    Happy birthday, Unclutterer! Thank you Erin for running this great site!

  27. posted by Magpie on

    This is truly a wonderful site. Always motivating, and the forum section comments can be so inspiring. Happy Birthday to Unclutterer, and many, many more!

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