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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Peter Walsh. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Peter Walsh, often where they are interviewed.

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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Peter Walsh. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Peter Walsh, often where they are interviewed.

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351: Peter Walsh - Downsizing Your Way To A Richer, Happier Life

The Ultimate Health Podcast
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Peter Walsh (IG: @peterwalshorganizer) is a New York Times bestselling author who has written seven previous books.

He appears regularly on The Rachael Ray Show and is a columnist for O, the Oprah Magazine. Peter has hosted several TV shows, including Clean Sweep and Extreme Clutter.

Today we're focusing in on his new book, Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Helping people downsize
  • Time to re-evaluate what is important
  • Are you using stuff as a diversionary tactic to avoid dealing with your feelings?
  • Peter’s career journey
  • What has caused society to lose a hierarchy of value?
  • Establish rituals with your kids to remove items from your home
  • Don’t let memory clutter hold you back
  • What is malignant clutter?
  • Passing on heirlooms
  • Are you hoarding digital photos?
  • Do you suffer from “I might need it one day" clutter?
  • Creating zones in your home for storage
  • Treat your space with honour & respect
  • Give time to what you believe is important
  • Living within your means is about more than money

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Related links:

Peter Walsh - Let It Go (book)

Peter Walsh's website

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May 12 2020

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28: Peter Walsh, fantabulous satirical comedian and impersonator

Martina Unshaken Unstirred. And Very, Very Dry!
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During this podcast I am joined by a most gifted satirical comedian and impersonator Peter Walsh. Much fun and laughter was had during this interview with Peter impersonating such characters as Michael Caine, Gordon Ramsey and Mick Jagger, among a few other famous folk. To see and hear more of Peter and his friends, please visit the links below:

May 07 2020



Peter Walsh on how to organize during the quarantine

Pete McMurray
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Professional organizer and author of “Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life” joins Pete McMurray to discuss how to organize your space during the quarantine.

Apr 25 2020


Ep 127 | Taking a Look at Why It's All Too Much with Peter Walsh

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Veteran professional organizer and TV host Peter Walsh joins us to uncover the deeper meaning behind our clutter and share tips to help you create comfort and joy at home during these challenging times.

Peter starred in the popular organization and design series Clean Sweep with Peter Walsh on Discovery’s TLC Network. The series produced over 120 episodes and has run almost continuously since 2003.

He is the author of six best-selling books on the subject of organizing including How to Organize (Just About) Everything; It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, and Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?

His new book is Let It Go, Downsizing Your Way to A Richer, Happier Life.

Peter was a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show where he was dubbed the “Get Your Life Organized Guy” which led to his own series, Extreme Clutter with Peter Walsh on OWN.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • How Peter got his start-you’ll never believe what he WASN’T interested in doing in the beginning
  • How it all came together for Peter and organizational design became his great passion
  • The importance of humor and empathy in working with people who are experiencing guilt and shame over clutter
  • Peter’s take on why we accumulate so much-the hope of chasing a dream life through acquiring more and more “stuff”
  • How Peter shocks his clients with his plan for discarding 70-80% of their stuff-but they find he was on the money!
  • What Peter thinks of Marie Kondo. Peter and Marie on the Rachel Ray Show
  • Stories about what often gets edited from reality organizing shows. To go behind the scenes of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo check out:

Ep 67 | Review of Netflix's "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"

Ep 68 | Behind the Scenes: Netflix's "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" with Tricia Fidler and Jane Grodem

  • Suggestions on how to manage the uncertainty of life during the pandemic
  • Peter’s annual challenge on his YouTube channel. Peter Walsh's 31 Days to Get Organized
  • How to play Trash Bag Tango!
  • Peter’s great ideas for turning family organizing into learning games while we are staying home
  • The importance of a schedule and maintaining a sense of routine while social distancing and staying at home
  • Peter’s own experience surviving the coronavirus

Favorite organizing tip:
“Retreat into quiet at least 5 minutes a day. Although it may not seem to be a tidying tip, it will help you center yourself and to give you the space to step back into the busy world.
Also, take a media break!”

What is sparking the most joy for Peter:
“We are seeing what is happening in the world could be a massive reset button. Staying connected with those we love and getting back in touch with those people who are most significant in our lives.”

How to get in touch with Peter:
Peter Walsh Design
Peter’s Books
Extreme Clutter with Peter Walsh
Clean Sweep with Peter Walsh
Peter’s very active FaceBook community
Peter's YouTube channel


“I’ve discovered over nearly 20 years of doing this that we are all human and all in the same boat. We all go off the rails occasionally!”

“At the end of the day, you are stronger than your stuff.”

“Stuff is associated with happiness. People buy things thinking that they are buying happiness but they are really buying a shadow of happiness. Instead of buying a product, we are buying a promise.”

“What is the vision you have from the life you want? Does the stuff you own help you get what you want from this room?”

“If you don’t respect your space, if you overload it, it’s the same as dishonoring as person, you are dishonoring your space. You will never be happy in that space.”

“Stuff is a distraction. Issues around clutter are about loss and trauma and neglect and abandonment.”

“The issue is really, ‘How do I deal with the fear and the anxiety we are all facing at the moment.’ And, people are looking to organizing as a way of feeling some control.”

You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home
You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy

Special Guest: Peter Walsh.

Apr 07 2020



Episode 37 – Peter Walsh, Owner of Coogan's Restaurant

Runners of NYC
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Peter Walsh is one of the owners of Coogan's Bar and Grill on 169th and Broadway in Washington Heights. If you've ever run a race at the Armory, attended Millrose Games or bore witness to the 5th Avenue Mile afterparty there, you know that Coogan's is a runner's bar - and there's few of those that exist. However, Coogan's is among the many businesses that have closed its doors due to the coronavirus outbreak. This is a place that just three years ago was on the verge of closing for good when rent was nearly raised by $40,000 a month. Runners and the Washington Heights community – especially members of We Run Upton were among those that helped raise awareness and save the bar. Peter thought the bar was done for then. Now even in these unprecedented times, he has hope that the bar can survive this pandemic. We discuss some of the bar's history and the dystopian feeling of the last few weeks. You'll very quickly be able to tell that Peter's got lots of stories and this could've been a three-hour podcast filled with tales about track and field stars eating and drinking at Coogan's but maybe we can save those for another time over a beer at the bar.

Recommended Reading:

Welcome to Coogan’s, Where Everybody Knows the Runners’ Names (via

A Washington Heights Bar Closes Down, with Echoes for All Small Businesses (via The New Yorker)

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Mar 25 2020



Ep 77 Peter Walsh Helps A to B Get Organized REPLAY

A to B Podcast: Simplicity | Organization | Fun
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We are revisiting one of our favorite episodes of all time to remind ourselves, "It is not about the stuff!"

Find our show notes at

Dec 31 2019



Get Organized with Peter Walsh

Style Matters
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This week starts a 5 episode series of re-released interviews from the archives.  First up is our interview with organizational guru, Peter Walsh, which we aired almost exactly three years ago in April, 2016.   I first saw Peter on Oprah's show and I still cut out the articles he writes for O Magazine.   What I loved about him then is that he helped people get organized from the inside-out and in a soulful way.  I mean, that's totally Oprah, right?   Now, I love him even more because he's so kind and approachable in real life.  Or, at least, on the phone.  One of these days, I'll meet him in person and have him autograph a to-do list or a storage bin or something.  Anyway, maybe you know him from the two TV shows where he's been front and center:  Extreme Clutter and Clean Sweep.  Or maybe you've read one of his many books, my favorite being "Does this Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?"  Peter is very entertaining and highly quotable, dropping wisdom bombs all over the place.  If you haven't been in his orbit until now, you're in for some great advice.  And, I figured, with the warm weather just starting to come around,  you might be in the mood for some Spring Cleaning.  And this episode is the best place to get started!  

Mar 25 2019



Dating Den Episode 73 — Peter Walsh: What if Clutter is the Reason You’re Single? The Procrastinator’s Guide to Creating Space for Your New Relationship

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Do you buy stuff just to pass the time?

Do you keep stuff around just in case, maybe one day you will need it? 

Are you the most important person in your life?

My guest, Peter Walsh is the New York Times bestselling author of Let it Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life. He offers consultations for organizations to improve employee satisfaction and effectiveness and with individuals who want to declutter their space. You can catch him and his message on television, radio, and Youtube.

How to Get the Relationship You Want by Clearing the Clutter [3:56]

Stuff maybe concealing who you really are. Whether it is physical stuff or emotional stuff it may be keeping you from the relationship you really want. If you buy stuff to pass the time or in search of the happiness it is supposed to bring you may be using it to hide your true nature.

The two main types of clutter we have in our homes are memory clutter and the ‘I might need it one day’ clutter. We often hold on to memory clutter even when it has a malignant, negative effect on our lives and our happiness. Consider all your stuff and ask yourself if those items help you create the vision of the life you want to live and the relationship you really want.

What do you want from your life, your home, and your relationship?

Stuck in the Past? [15:36]

Peter says when we hold on to our memory clutter it only serves to keep us stuck in the past. Until we can let go of the memories we can not move forward into the future we deserve.

From the time they were little girls, many women are trained to constantly try to achieve perfection. But that is in direct conflict with creating the life they really want.

Clear out the clutter and watch children dance in the open space!

Strategies to Clear the Clutter [20:06]

If you want to stop procrastinating and really work on removing your clutter, Peter recommends these three strategies.

  1. 1. Give time to what is important to you.
  2. 2. Remove the word later from your life.
  3. 3. Do the Trash Bag Tango.
  4. Start with your physical space and it will be reflected in your emotional space. 

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Peter Walsh Design

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Apr 22 2018



Coogan's Co-Owner Peter Walsh Recalls His Favorite Memories At America's Track Bar | Ep. 70

The FloTrack Podcast
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Coogan's, America's most iconic track and field bar, is set to shutter its doors in May due to exorbitant rent increases in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Jojo is joined by Kevin Sully, the newest member of the FloTrack content team, to interview co-owner Peter Walsh about plans to save the bar, excitement for one final blow-out Millrose Games after-party, what they're going to do with all of the track and field memorabilia that covers the walls, and how a dying bar in a working-class neighborhood is perhaps analogous to the status of track in the greater sports world.

We also discuss which dessert on the menu is most popular - the Carl Lewis or the Matt Centrowitz, the Alan Webb or the Drew Hunter?

Jan 11 2018



Ep 26 Peter Walsh Helps A to B Get Organized

A to B Podcast: Simplicity | Organization | Fun
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We are still pinching ourselves after we had the honor of interviewing Peter Walsh and asking him loads of burning questions about organizing, purging, and minimizing.

He is a best selling author whose titles including It's All Too Much, Lose the Clutter, Lose the WeightLighten up, and his latest book Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life.

You can find the complete set of show notes on

Sep 19 2017