Extreme Organizing: Grandma, The Packrat

Extreme Organizing: Grandma, The Packrat

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Maxwell Ryan
May 17, 2006

Here's a great article sent in by Todd, Grandma, the Packrat: New Approach Finds Pearls Amid the Junk Declutterers Reunite Hoarders With Buried Possessions; Diamonds in the Luggage, Kelly Greene tells the story of organizer Kristin Bergfeld as she culls through years of history in Helen Leaf's UES apartment.

What's particularly interesting about this article is that the phenomenon of "hoarding" is reported to be growing:

Hoarding isn't a new problem, but it's getting more unwieldy as the number of people age 85-plus -- the fastest-growing segment of the population -- increases. (Thanks, Todd!)

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