The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: ‘Hoarders’ Cleaner Matt Paxton

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin show, Jeff talks to Extreme Cleaner Matt Paxton from the show Hoarders. They talk about how he got into cleaning hoarders’ houses, what things you discover when cleaning a hoarders house, what makes people a hoarder, and what it takes to get out of a hoarding lifestyle.

“You just had to go in and start doing houses. I did like 300 houses before I got on the show. No one else had the time with people in the houses like I did.” – Matt Paxton on how he got picked up for the A&E show.

“We turn down more jobs than we accept, and it is always because the hoarder is not ready. It is an expensive job, and we don’t want to take twenty grand from the family if the house is going to fill right back up in a month. Often we make sure that the hoarder is going to therapy and we make sure they actually want to change.” – Matt Paxton on why they sometimes have to turn down some jobs.

“My belief is that your house should be little messy, if it is perfect it’s too far. Your house should be lived in, that is reality. Don’t go to bed unless the sink is empty and each night clean a room for 10 minutes.” – Matt Paxton’s house cleaning advice.

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