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Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh was born and raised in Australia, moved to LA in the early 90s and started his first television series, Clean Sweep, for Discovery’s TLC Network. After 120 episodes, The Oprah Winfrey Show placed Peter under contract and became a regular guest on her show for five seasons. Seeing that Peter’s organizing work focused on people improving their lives (and not just folding clothes neatly), Oprah dubbed Peter “The Get Your Whole Life Organized Guy”. Peter also hosted a weekly show on the Oprah XM Radio Channel and remains a contributing editor of Oprah Magazine.

For over 20 years, Peter has been working internationally helping families declutter and organize their homes and their lives. Taking a very different approach to other professional organizers, Peter believes that clutter is anything that stands in the way of people living their best lives.

When the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) launched, Peter was part of the first two years of the network premiering his own series Extreme Clutter on OWN. Since then, he has appeared as a regular contributor for 12 seasons on The Rachael Ray Show as Rachael’s “Organizing Buddy”.
Peter also commuted regularly to Sydney to be a regular guest on the Australian “Logie Award”- winning Network 10 series The Living Room. Peter made monthly appearances on that series for ten seasons.

He's extremely excited to be working on the 4th(!) season of his Australian series Space Invaders. Airing on Australia’s Nine Network, each episode of the one-hour primetime series helps a family buried in clutter find their way out. Peter uses his trademark tough-love approach to understanding that until you can deal with the power the clutter has, you’ll never get organized. Hey Peter, will Space Invaders ever air in the states?

Peter is the author of seven best-selling books, including two New York Times best-sellers, on the subject of organizing, they are: (1) Let It Go: Downsizing your way to a richer, happier life (this is Peter’s most recent book and the one Gene has been reading); (2) Lose The Clutter, Lose The Weight; (3) How to Organize (Just About) Everything; (4) It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff (The New York Times reviewed him as “a genius”), (5) Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?; (6) Enough Already! Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You; and (7) Lighten Up!: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less. His books have been translated and published in ten different languages.

Finally, he is the spokesperson for Ryman Healthcare – the largest provider of retirement villages in Australia and New Zealand – he’s been working with them and their clients for the last 18 months or so talking about the process and benefits of downsizing in preparation for retirement. Peter spends part of the year in Palm Springs and the balance of the year in Australia.

E136 Special Topic: Decluttering & Downsizing with Peter Walsh
May 20, 2023

E136 Special Topic: Decluttering & Downsizing with Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh is a professional organizer, television personality and New York Times best-selling author who has made a career of helping people organize, declutter and downsize. In fact, Gil was a fan of his television show, ...

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