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Matt Paxton, Keep the Memories

view options 31st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents

Matt Paxton, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff: Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward with Your Life

Author Talk, Audience Q & A


This is an in-person event at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta. Masks are optional. 

Books will also be available for purchase on the morning of the event from the official bookseller of the book festival, A Cappella Books.


America’s top cleaning expert on A & E's "Hoarders" and star of the hit PBS 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 twenty 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 A&E’s “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 are tired of living with clutter, making space for a loved one, moving to a smaller home or retirement community, or have been left the task of cleaning after the death of a loved one, this book will help you simplify your life by realizing the value of your memories.

Matt Paxton is one of the top cleaning, downsizing, decluttering, and hoarding experts in the country. He now hosts the Emmy-nominated PBS show Legacy List with Matt Paxton (season three premiered January 2022), after having been featured on A&E’s Hoarders for 12 years. He appears regularly as a public speaker, television guest on shows and radio personality helping families find the upside of downsizing. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and seven kids.

Please note: All sales are final. Please choose either print-at-home or e-tickets at checkout and bring either to the event for entry!
date time location fee age code
date Matt Paxton, Keep the Memories
Thursday, 11.16.2022 - 11.16.2022 (1 session)
time 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
location MJCCA Zaban Park fee Visit to register. age code #50425 Buy Tickets
Wednesday, November 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm