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Matt Paxton

2018 CSA Conference


Matt Paxton

Legacy Navigator



STUFFED: A Brief History of Possessions and How They Impact Aging 

Matt Paxton, nationally known extreme cleaning specialist, knows all too well the impact an abundance of stuff can have on a person’s life. He delves into the history of consumerism, shopping, collecting, and mass consumption.

Why do people hold onto these belongings, and how is it impacting aging and caregiving? Matt draws the past and the future of aging into a revealing exploration of our fascination with personal possessions. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the history and allure of “stuff”
  2. Gain insight into the connection between possessions and aging adults
  3. Discover ways to discuss positively the clutter with clients and loved ones

About Matt

Matt Paxton is the founder of Legacy Navigator and former featured extreme cleaner on the hit show HOARDERS. Paxton started cleaning out houses after his father and grandfather passed away in the same year. The experience allowed him to recognize the immense impact physical items have on a person’s life and relationships, and he focused his career on helping others solve difficult living situations caused by excess possessions. Legacy Navigator is a full-service solution for families in transition, providing estate cleanout and liquidation services, paperwork assistance, and financing. Matt appears regularly as a public speaker, television guest, and radio personality, talking about our emotional attachment to items and how to manage successful downsizing. He lives in Virginia with his family. 

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