The BEST Episodes of Hoarders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: A&E

Each 60-minute episode of Hoarders is a fascinating look inside the lives of two different people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal crisis.

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#1 - Forrest

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 29, 2021

Forrest grew up in the projects and would tell his son stories about a pair of shoes he couldn't afford when he was younger; Forrest is facing extreme financial pressure from daily fines from the Homeowners Association.

star 8.11
18 votes
Dennis and Nadene & Erin and Malinda

#2 - Dennis and Nadene & Erin and Malinda

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 15, 2010

A married couple blame each other for their hoarding compulsion. Two sisters whose parents were hoarders try and combat their own hoarding but find the process difficult.

star 8.07
68 votes
Glen & Lisa

#3 - Glen & Lisa

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 10, 2011

A collection of 2500 free-roaming rats have hoarded Glen out of his home and into a shed on his property. Originally bred as pets, the rat collection spun out of control upon the death of his wife. Now Glen needs help removing the animals so he can return home, but he has insisted that they be saved and adopted out. Lisa has hoarded her father's house both inside and out. More than 30 cats roam freely through the clutter and he is threatening to evict her and her pets. Lisa will not be allowed back in until she cleans the house, and gets rid of her dozens of animals.

star 8.04
113 votes
Hannah & Kathy and Gary

#4 - Hannah & Kathy and Gary

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 3, 2011

Hanna has hoarded herself and her 200 chickens out of her house and is now living with the chickens in a windowless, unheated trailer. As winter sets in, she and her chickens face freezing to death if their original home is not cleaned out so they can all move back in. In addition to the chickens, Hanna has an assortment of farm animals, some of which are in horrible shape and need immediate attention. When Levana and Todd rented out their newly purchased dream home to make ends meet, they had no idea that their tenants, Kathy and Gary, would hoard the home and destroy it by letting 30 rabbits run loose inside the house. Unbelievably, the homeowners are willing to give the hoarders a second chance if they clean up their act.

star 8.03
90 votes
Adella & Teri

#5 - Adella & Teri

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2010

Daughters help their mom in an effort to clean her home to keep it from being condemned; and a mother of two is threatened with divorce if she doesn't stop hoarding.

star 8.02
90 votes

#6 - Cobra

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 12, 2021

To be part of his unborn granddaughter's life, Cobra must clean up his hoarded house and turn his 37-acre property into a safer environment. The Hoarders team of experts really have their hands full with a completely unsanitary and unstable house, a trailer home, multiple ruined cars, and ultimately Cobra's stubborn attitude about getting rid of junk.

star 8.00
15 votes
Gail & Warren

#7 - Gail & Warren

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 25, 2010

Gail's house is literally falling apart. She is living without heat, the walls in her house are cracking, the ceiling is leaking and the floor boards are bowing. She has to make repairs but she needs to clean out her house in order to do so. Complicating the issue is that Gail is scheduled to have major surgery in two weeks and unless she cleans up she will have no where to go to recover from her surgery. Warren is a self-employed heating and refridgeration specialist who ends up taking his work home with him. Old refridgerators, tools and supplies clutter his house creating an unsafe environment for his three year old son Josh and his wife Leanne worries about her son's development. She has now given Warren an ultimatum to either clean up or move out.

star 7.87
46 votes
Show and Tell

#8 - Show and Tell

Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 19, 2021

A retrospective special featuring some of the series' most unique collectibles. Hosted by resident clinical psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, and extreme cleanup specialist, Corey Chalmers, viewers follow individuals on their journeys to alleviate themselves of their unconventional collections.

star 7.86
7 votes
Eileen & Judy

#9 - Eileen & Judy

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 14, 2011

Ronald is a fire-fighter who is legally mandated to report hoarded homes. But in this case the hoarder is his wife, Eileen, and the house is his own. Eileen has destroyed not only her 3,200 sq. ft. home, but her relationships with her husband and six sons. Now, her son Steven has threatened to turn Eileen in to the health department if the living conditions are not improved for his four younger brothers. Judy has blown through almost her entire $1 million inheritance on her hoard, and has lost $30,000 worth of checks in her hoarded house. The floor to ceiling hoard not only occupies her entire home, but also storage units and a trailer. If Judy doesn't get her compulsion under control and find those checks, she and her husband will go broke.

star 7.82
45 votes

#10 - Dolores

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 5, 2021

Dolores is a cancer survivor and was a caregiver for her late mother; as an escape, Dolores turned to excessive shopping, which triggered her hoarding disorder.

star 7.80
20 votes

#11 - Tim

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired May 3, 2021

Tim's belief in the value of repurposing materials for projects has led to an immense amount of clutter. Realizing that he doesn't have enough time to complete every project he's started, he and the experts get cleaning.

star 7.80
15 votes
Traffic Jam

#12 - Traffic Jam

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 7, 2021

A retrospective special featuring some of the series' most intense collections of vehicles. Hosted by resident clinical psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, and extreme cleanup specialist, Corey Chalmers, viewers follow individuals on their journeys to relieve themselves of their massive vehicle hoards.

star 7.80
10 votes
Anna & Claire and Vance

#13 - Anna & Claire and Vance

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 5, 2012

A woman learns of her mother's secret life as a hoarder; a couple's home contains 500,000 books.

star 7.79
94 votes

#14 - Debbie

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired May 17, 2021

When lonely single parent Debbie faces the sudden loss of her mother and begins caring for her depressed father, thrift store shopping is a comfort, but it also triggers her hoarding disorder.

star 7.78
18 votes

#15 - Sandra

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 22, 2017

Former famed interior designer, Sandra, has hoarded out every square inch of the historic mansion she lost to foreclosure. However, she refuses to leave the manor in spite of the fact the bank has sold it to a new couple. The new owners are now facing a crisis of conscience trying to figure out how to compassionately evict Sandra from the property and dispose of her hoard.

star 7.78
166 votes

#16 - Dennis

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 17, 2020

A retired architect has collected a massive amount of clutter over the years; code enforcement officials are concerned about the safety of his property.

star 7.73
15 votes

#17 - Augustine

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 30, 2009

Her son, Jason, has already been removed from her home. Augustine was never able to actually have him return to the house. Augustine now lives without water, gas, heat, or appliances and the courts have become involved forcing her to clean up.

star 7.72
121 votes

#18 - Margie

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired May 10, 2021

Margie and Bethel's house is an extreme fire hazard, filled with 500 tons of clutter and contaminated with rodent waste. The experts give Margie a chance to clean up and create a safe environment.

star 7.71
14 votes

#19 - Carol

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 20, 2020

Over the past two decades, Carol has hoarded her husband's home; with the mansion threatened to be condemned, the family unites to try to save the house and confront Carol about her behavior.

star 7.71
24 votes
Janet & Christina

#20 - Janet & Christina

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 18, 2010

Janet's life took a tragic turn for the worse when her husband of 32 years died while waiting for a heart transplant and since then her hoarding has spun out of control. She shops compulsively and has filled her home with home decorating supplies in hopes of redecorating the house she and her husband were planning on doing before he died. Christina is a former psychologist who is literally suffocating beneath her things. She is now breathing at about 80% due to chronic asthma and times she has be rendered blue due to exhaustion. She has filled her home with clothes for twelve year old daughter Hanna but even though most of the clothing has been unworn for years, Christina refuses to part with it. She now must clean up before her asthma gets any worse

star 7.70
44 votes
Hunger Pains

#21 - Hunger Pains

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 14, 2021

A retrospective special featuring some of the series' most extreme food hoards. Hosted by resident clinical psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, and extreme cleanup specialist, Corey Chalmers, viewers revisit individuals that struggled to get relief from the mounting hoards of food they've accumulated.

star 7.70
10 votes
June & Doug

#22 - June & Doug

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 8, 2010

A woman faces the loss of her mobile home and her daughter if she doesn't get help for her hoarding; a single father must clean up his home if he hopes to keep his two special-needs children.

star 7.69
39 votes

#23 - Becky

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 10, 2020

Over the past two decades, Becky has hoarded her home and motel property, including furniture, clothes and appliances.

star 7.69
16 votes

#24 - Eric

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 22, 2021

Eric is forced to deal with his emotional grief as the cleanup process uncovers the beautiful interior design left by his late wife.

star 7.68
19 votes
Kathleen & Scott

#25 - Kathleen & Scott

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 13, 2012

A woman's hoarding carries over into her daughter's home; a hoarder buys back some items he sells.

star 7.68
101 votes