(Jay Paul)

Matt Paxton, host of the public TV series “Legacy List with Matt Paxton,” answered your questions about downsizing and decluttering on Thursday. After having to settle several family estates at once, Paxton began helping other families who were struggling with rooms full of heirlooms. He became a regular on A&E’s “Hoarders” and has just published a book, “Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff: Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward With Your Life.”

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.

Here are some of the questions Matt answered:

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Helen Carefoot, writer and editorial aide for the Lifestyle section, produced this Q&A.