Back by popular demand is my good friend, Matt Paxton! I invited Matt on the show today to talk about a question that I get asked all the time …. “Am I a Hoarder”.
Matt Paxton is one of the top cleaning, downsizing, decluttering, and hoarding experts in the country. He was a frequent regular on A&E’s Hoarders for 12 years and now hosts the Emmy-nominated PBS show Legacy List with Matt Paxton.
During today’s conversation we looked at:
- The psychological side of hoarding and how it differs from general clutter
- The difference between hoarding and collecting
- The role of trauma, specifically, divorce, death, and abuse as it relates to hoarding
- Is hoarding permanent or can you be “cured”?
- How to help someone who you might suspect is struggling with a hoarding disorder
- What NOT to do, that can actually cause more harm than good
Matt shares some personal stories about working with hoarders, his time on the show, and why he has dedicated his life to helping those who are most in need of getting rid of “stuff”.
There is so much shame around clutter and there doesn’t have to be. If you know someone who could benefit from this episode, please pay it forward by sharing it.
P.S. Did you know that we are now releasing 2 episodes of TOL per week? Every Monday we’ll release a new TIP OF THE WEEK to give you a little extra boost as you kick off the week. Then on Thursday’s we’ll continue to bring you our regular episodes filled with great guests!
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other links mentioned in this episode
Matt’s Book Recommendation: Die with Zero
Struggling with Clutter?
Stop Feeling Like a
Hot Mess: A Practical Guide for Getting Organized is my witty little survival guide that helps you get to the root of your clutter. Learn about the 3 types of Clutter: Physical, Emotional, and Calendar. Along with how to avoid the 5 Clutter Pitfalls.
Now is the opportunity to reclaim time, find freedom& feel empowered, from the “stuff” holding you back.