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Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff: Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward with Your Life (Spiral Bound)

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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, written in collaboration with AARP, 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.

This spiral bound book would be the perfect gift for those with a sentimental attachment to objects. When searching for the best hoarding book, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff is a great choice. The spiral bound version of Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff is great for those who really use and abuse their books. Our proprietary binding helps you lay this title flat for easier reading and handling. If you’re looking for hoarding books then the spiral bound version of Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff is the way to go.

Product Details

Publisher : ‎Portfolio (February 8, 2022)
Language : English
Spiral Bound : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 0593418972
ISBN-13 : ‎978-0593418970
Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.85 x 7.26 inches

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Julia Juntunen
Gave me lots of new ideas

This book is easy to read. I liked how the author shared his experiences about " losing the stuff" and "keeping the memories". I am a storyteller so thinking of ways to tell the stories of "stuff" is important. Once I have the story, I plan to find new homes for the objects.


Great book!

Keep the memories, lose the stuff

This book provides wonderful guidelines in helping sort through what is a keepsake and what is really junk

Diane Allen
relatable content

The book provided relatable content as I have clients and family members who are dealing with collections and cluttered spaces that take up their energies. The lay it flat style allows pages to be opened without worry about losing your place. Very happy with the purchase.


Great little book

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