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Keep the memories, lose the stuff : declutter, downsize, and move forward with your life  Cover Image Book Book

Keep the memories, lose the stuff : declutter, downsize, and move forward with your life / Matt Paxton ; with Jordan Michael Smith.

Paxton, Matt, (author.). Smith, Jordan Michael, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593418972 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9780593418970 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9780593418970
  • ISBN: 0593418972
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Portfolio/Penguin, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Why you can't let go -- Step one. Uncover the stories behind the stuff -- Step two. Define your finish line -- Step three. Take the first baby steps -- Step four. Sort through pictures and documents -- Step five. Decide what to keep and build -- Step six. Decide what to give away -- Step seven. Decide what to sell (and where to sell it) -- Step eight. Clean up -- Step nine. Move forward.
Summary, etc.:
"America's top cleaning expert and star of the hit series Legacy List with Matt Paxton distills his fail-proof approach to decluttering and downsizing. Your boxes of photos, family's china, and even the kids' height charts aren't just stuff; they're attached to a lifetime of memories--and letting them go can be scary. With empathy, expertise, and humor, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff helps you sift through years of clutter, let go of what no longer serves you, and identify the items worth keeping so that you can focus on living in the present. For over 20 years, Matt Paxton has helped people from all walks of life who want to live more simply declutter and downsize. As a featured cleaner on Hoarders and host of the Emmy-nominated Legacy List with Matt Paxton on PBS, he has identified the psychological roadblocks that most organizational experts routinely miss but that prevent so many of us from lightening our material load. Using poignant stories from the thousands of individuals and families he has worked with, Paxton brings his signature insight to a necessary task. Whether you're tired of living with clutter, making space for a loved one, or moving to a smaller home or retirement community, this book is for you. Paxton's unique, step-by-step process gives you the tools you need to get the job done"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Storage in the home.
Self-management (Psychology)
House cleaning.
Conduct of life.

Available copies

  • 12 of 16 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethel Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library NEW 648.8 PAX (Text) 34030147228198 Adult New Nonfiction Available -


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