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Matt Paxton      

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

Matt might look familiar because he is one of the top hoarding experts in the country and a featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS. Paxton started cleaning out homes after his father and grandparents passed away in the same year. He has focused his career on solving difficult living situations caused by hoarding, but the experience of handling his father’s and grandparents’ estates stuck with him and is the reason for creating Legacy Navigator, a full-service Life Transition company. Matt appears regularly as a public speaker, television guest and radio personality. He lives in Virginia with his three sons.

Speech Topics

Speaks on Hoarding, Aging and Motivation

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.

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


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