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Matt Paxton      

Extreme Cleaning Specialist on A&E's "Hoarders" & Author of "The Secret Lives of Hoarders"

Matt Paxton is one of the top downsizing and decluttering experts in the country. He is host of the 2 time Emmy nominated series "Legacy List with Matt Paxton" on PBS and was a featured cleaner on the hit television show "Hoarders" for 15 seasons.

Paxton is also the author of the best selling book, "Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff." He started cleaning out houses after his father, step-father and both grandfathers died in the same year and are the reason Matt has been working with families struggling with hoarding and downsizing for 20 years.

Paxton appears regularly as a public speaker, television guest and radio personality helping families and companies find the upside of downsizing. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and 7 kids. Yes, 7 children.

Speech Topics

Working with a hoarder in the home

1 Hour

As hoarding increases in affordable house, understanding and communicating with the tenants becomes more important. Extending from the keynote session, Matt Paxton from TV’s HOARDERS will highlight specific communication techniques to create a positive and compassionate interaction with the hoarding population. Matt will simulate entering a hoarder's home to reinforce hoarding knowledge and communication techniques learned in the class. The class will leave the audience with the proper understanding of hoarding and how to communicate effectively to help the entire community towards a long term cleaning solution

Hoarding 101: Understanding Why We Hoard.

1 Hour

This class will take audience members through an interactive journey to explore hoarding. Matt Paxton will use his unique mix of humor and experience to truly get into the mindset of a hoarder. You'll learn who hoards and why this dilemma is not going away. He'll cover why a hoarder behaves a certain way and why they can't just throw it all out. You'll begin to understand the emotional ties to specific items and how the hoarder places the item can help you understand their grief. Focusing on demographics and personal experience, we’ll learn why hoarding in affordable housing is increasing.

Speaks on Hoarding, Aging and Motivation


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