Erasing Clutter | General Home & Garden | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine

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There are also professional organizers, like those interviewed for this story, who can help. Cherry says the reason organizing clutter has become such a big business is because it’s become such a huge problem.

“In our consumer society the desire for the latest gadget, electronic breakthrough, or whatever Madison Avenue is pushing, is enormous,” she says. “And with the Internet, Madison Avenue has really become quite sophisticated in gearing its marketing to individual tastes based on past purchases, websites visited, and who knows what else.”

But no matter how big or small a decluttering project might be, the payoff makes it worth the effort. “There’s a sense of peace and calm,” Bard says. “They have reclaimed their space, time, and energy. People really feel that.”

Marigold Home Marie Mendoza

Clutter Master Rosalyn Cherry

Your Hudson Valley Organizer Johanna Bard

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