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“Legacy List” Tells The Emotional Stories About Antiques Found In People’s Homes

WABE

“We’re finding the items in your home, and we share the really fond stories of your loved ones,” he says. “I think the difference is we purposefully don’t talk about the financial value. We only want to know the emotional value.”

Pandemic created learning tool when time allowed for finally cleaning attic

The Spokesman-Review

I was determined not to be one of those people who didn’t accomplish anything during the pandemic. So, I got rid of 44 boxes of stuff. Like losing weight, it was difficult work, but I did it slowly and mindfully. It feels great to have that tower of boxes gone. And the process offered moments of pure joy and laughs during a lousy time.

I finally had time to clean out my attic. Here's what I learned

Messenger Inquirer

I was determined not to be one of those people who didn’t accomplish anything during the pandemic. So I got rid of 44 boxes of stuff. Like losing weight, it was hard work, but I did it slowly and mindfully. It feels really great to have that tower of boxes gone. And the process offered moments of pure joy and laughs during a really lousy time.

Downsizing expert Matt Paxton talks 'Legacy List'

Good Day Atlanta

In his PBS series "Legacy List with Matt Paxton," downsizing and cleaning expert Matt Paxton encourages people to make a list of the most important items in their house. But did Paxton follow his own advice during his recent move to North Georgia?

Matt Paxton's Revelation About 4 Types of 'Clutter' Is Highly Valuable: Which Are in Your House?

realtor.com

During decluttering, Paxton uncovers incredible finds—including a Picasso sketch, a couple of pieces by Salvador Dali, and even what may be part of the Underground Railroad.

Matt Paxton's Revelation About 4 Types of 'Clutter' Is Highly Valuable: Which Are in Your House?

SF Gate

Matt Paxton is surprised to find a Picasso and two Salvador Dali pieces during his latest home organization session on "Legacy List."

Matt Paxton's Revelation About 4 Types of 'Clutter' Is Highly Valuable: Which Are in Your House?

The Telegraph

Matt Paxton is surprised to find a Picasso and two Salvador Dali pieces during his latest home organization session on "Legacy List."

Matt Paxton's Revelation About 4 Types of 'Clutter' Is Highly Valuable: Which Are in Your House?

Chron

Matt Paxton is surprised to find a Picasso and two Salvador Dali pieces during his latest home organization session on "Legacy List."

Virtual workshop highlights how librarians help with genealogy research

Atlanta Journal Constitution

In the process of helping families downsize their house contents, Paxton and his team look for important items that have been misplaced over the years. His team finds and presents the things on the Legacy Lists to the families. The show encourages viewers to consider what item would be on their Legacy Lists and what needs to be located, labeled and put in a proper place.

What’s Their Story? Marietta Crichlow and Linda Crichlow White

The News & Advance

White said she hopes readers will be inspired to look into their own family histories and realize the importance of learning and telling those stories, even if they feel their stories are “insignificant.” “Everybody has a story,” White said.

PBS show to feature Oneonta man

Oneonta Daily Star

An Oneonta man will appear on a national television show in February, exploring the secrets of his famous father's art collection. David Hayes Jr. will speak about searching through the estate of his late father, American sculptor David Hayes Sr., in the PBS show, "Legacy List with Matt Paxton."

Manheim couple searches for family treasures on PBS's 'Legacy List'; here's how to watch what they found

Lancaster News Press

Say you wake up and your house is on fire. Your family’s OK. What do you grab as you head out to safety? That’s the idea of a PBS show that helps people find those important things in packed attics and garages. The second season of the show came to Manheim to dig into the family history of Chris and Jean Gerding. The episode airs on WITF on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

How downsizing expert Matt Paxton helps Americans sort through their stuff

The Washington Post

At age 25, Matt Paxton cleared out the homes of four relatives who died within months of one another. The painful experience of sorting through lifetimes of possessions and memories was life-changing. He went on to have a career as an extreme-cleaning specialist and professional downsizer who now appears on two TV series about people dealing with an overflow of stuff.

Q&A: Downsizing expert Matt Paxton on how to deal with your stuff

The Washington Post

Every week, Jura Koncius helps you in your quest to achieve domestic bliss. She and weekly guests, whether Martha Stewart, Marie Kondo, or the Property Brothers answer your decorating, design and decluttering questions. For more than 20 years, our Thursday Q&A has been an online conversation about the best way to make your home comfortable, stylish and fun. We invite you to submit questions and share your own great tips, ideas and gripes. No problem is too big or too small.

PBS show uncovers famous paintings, connection to Underground Railroad at home of CT sculptor

Connecticut Post

It's not every day that you stumble upon a priceless painting or historic relic in your attic but for Matt Paxton, host and producer of the APT-produced show "Legacy List with Matt Paxton," it's just another day at work.

Feeling Nostalgic for Your Grandmother’s China?

The New York Times

Two reality shows airing this winter grapple with what to do with our family heirlooms.

PBS decluttering show visits home of late Connecticut sculptor to find the stories behind the stuff

Hartford Courant

The PBS reality show “Legacy List with Matt Paxton” goes into the homes of people who are downsizing to help them declutter and to find forgotten family stories hidden in the crush of possessions. In its second season, which starts on Jan. 14, the crew visits the Coventry home of the late sculptor David Hayes.

Richmond restaurant family who owned La Siesta featured on 'Legacy List with Matt Paxton' on PBS

Richmond Times Dispatch

“Legacy List,” with Richmond’s own Matt Paxton, is back for its second season on PBS.

TBI Formats: Legacy List

Television Business International

Moving out of a family home can be an incredibly emotional experience; as each room is decluttered and every box filled up with a lifetime of belongings, decades of personal history can be unearthed.

PBS, MYE draw up another Legacy List

C21 Media

US pubcaster PBS has renewed antiques series Legacy List with Matt Paxton for a second season, produced by Michael Yudin’s New York-based MY Entertainment (MYE).

Local entrepreneur and ‘Hoarders’ star Matt Paxton filming new TV show

Richmond Biz Sense

Matt Paxton is filming a new show called “Legacy List” that will air on local PBS station VPM.

Worth Watching: A New TV Series on the Upside of Downsizing

Next Avenue

Paxton and his team go through the house of someone 50+ who’s about to downsize and they scour for family memorabilia — often items the owner can’t locate. Some of the possessions to unearth are sentimental; some are historic; some seem to tell stories of descendants. Earthly treasures, all.

Matt Paxton on Hoarders (he’s back!) and Legacy List (his great new PBS show)

Reality Blurred

After leaving the show and TV, Matt told me recently, “I started to kind of look for a real job and I didn’t want one.” He create that job instead: he started his own production company and developed a new reality show focused on telling positive stories, which he thought the world needed and wanted—and that networks rejected.

Hidden Treasures

Virginia Living

Matt Paxton helps people downsize their homes and shares the stories on PBS television.

‘Legacy List’ RVA’s Matt Paxton returns to TV

Richmond Magazine

Matt Paxton is right where he wants to be. He’s back in his hometown, raising his kids in the Bon Air neighborhood where he grew up, and he’s back on TV telling the stories he really wants to tell.

New show 'Legacy List' on PBS hosted by Richmond's own Matt Paxton

Richmond Times-Dispatch

When you think about downsizing your home and relocating, there’s a word that probably comes to mind: yecch. The process can be time-consuming, agonizing, frustrating and just plain sad. But, as the new public television series Legacy List shows (check local listings), downsizing also has an upside.

THE LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON

KPBS

As baby boomers downsize living spaces and settle estates, THE LEGACY LIST WITH MATT PAXTON helps aging homeowners catalog a lifetime of belongings, locating treasured heirlooms and unexpected valuables in the attic, closet, or even under the floorboards.