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New Order was born in 2006, as a then-"side business" to my artistic career. (spoiler alert: Now I have multiple careers.)
Working with mostly creative folks in their homes, offices, and studios, I found great joy in problem solving with my clients—eventually making exciting connections between decluttering, productivity, imperfection, and creativity. In 2016, New Order: A Decluttering Handbook For Creative Folks (And Everyone Else) was released by Ballantine / Random House. The book is a culmination of the work thus far (in how-to form!), and is illustrated by Jeremy Gates. The Spanish edition was released in 2019 by Oberon Libros. Un Nuevo Orden is available here.
I also do the occasional speaking engagement.
Topics can lean toward digital clutter, physical clutter, productivity, creativity, or any combo therein. I also may crack a joke or eight. Recent engagements include the LA Times Festival of Books, Random House HQ, Soho House LA, Cuyana's Fewer, Better Series, NAPO 2016, and a keynote at the inaugural Etsy Up Conference in New York City.
“Fay is a game-changing thought leader... Her message isn't about pretty containers, it's about choosing to be free."
- Emily Greener, Co-Founder, I Am That Girl
And Here’s an official Bio and such:
Fay Wolf founded New Order in 2006. Since then, she’s guided hundreds of creative folks (and everyone else) toward less inner and outer clutter, more creativity and productivity, and maybe even a happier adulthood. A keynote speaker at Etsy’s first seller’s conference in New York City, she also has a One-Minute Tip video series with Apartment Therapy and has been featured as an expert on OWN Network's Home Made Simple. Her first book New Order: A Decluttering Handbook For Creative Folks (And Everyone Else), published by Ballantine/Random House, has been praised in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, and Refinery29, among others; and Fay was named a 2016 Stylemaker by Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Fay's many celebrity clients were the inspiration for "Order, She Wrote", a scripted short originally released by Hello Giggles, featuring Fay alongside real-life client Emily Deschanel. As an artist, Wolf digs through her own clutter to release songs and creative projects out into the world. Her sad tunes, available on iTunes and Spotify, have been heard on a long list of TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy, The Fosters and the Pretty Little Liars Official TV Soundtrack. She's also acted on stages across the U.S., and in shows like 2 Broke Girls, Children’s Hospital and Bones. Wolf is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and lives on the West Coast.
Featured in / on: The Advocate, Apartment Therapy, Art Hive Magazine, Best Products, Better Homes & Gardens, Beverly Hills Magazine, Bustle, Community Table: American Profile, Coucou Jolie, The Craig and Robbie Hour, CU at USC, Don't Steal This Morning Show, Etsy Up / Creative Live, Family Circle, Fast Company, GEV Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Hello Giggles, Her Agenda, Hollywood Today Live, A Hot Cup of Joey, Huffington Post, I Am That Girl, InStyle, The Joyful Organizer, L.A. Confidential Magazine, Lifehacker, Lonny, Los Angeles Times, Mass + Volume Podcast, The Muse, Nate Corddry's Reading Aloud, New York Times, Oprah.com, OWN Network's Home Made Simple, Organized Island, Organize Mindfully, Parade, PopSugar, Quartz, Ramshackle Glam, Reader's Digest, Refinery29, Romper, Smart Bitches Trashy Books, The Tig, Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, Yahoo's Easy Does It, and more. Explore some recent press here.
Check out Order, She Wrote, a comedy short about organizing, which originally premiered on HelloGiggles.com. Co-starring real-life client and gem Emily Deschanel.