The BEST Episodes of Hoarders
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 3, 2020
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.
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - Kevin & Mary
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 24, 2011
Kevin is the youngest son of renowned political strategist and a silver screen star--both of whom have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He grew up in a huge mansion living a charmed life. But now Kevin has hoarded himself out of this Upper East Side Manhattan apartment and sleeps on a bench in front of the building. His apartment is so filled that the only way in is through a window on the fire escape. Kevin's neighbors are fed up, and his brother (the executor of the family trust), is tired of coming to his rescue. He now faces eviction if he does not clean up his home. Mary has hoarded her home to capacity with things she thinks are from the Victorian age. She is so obsessed with her collections of furniture and decorations from that time period that she has let the house crumble around her. Her children no longer want to help her or let her stay in their homes. Mary must now clean her home in an effort to salvage her relationship with her family.
#14 - Barbara G & Fred and Mary
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 6, 2012
A woman who lives in a million-dollar neighborhood sifts through trash bins; authorities warn a couple that they must clean their cobweb-infested, filthy home.
#15 - Andy & Becky
Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 5, 2019
Andy and Becky feel it is their constitutional right to live however they choose, even if that's among 250 tons of hoard. They soon find themselves in a battle with the city government that could end with them going to jail and losing their home.
#16 - Diana & Dolores
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 28, 2013
A victim of abuse as a child, Diana's hoarding became so extreme that her daughter was forced to sleep in a recliner because the trash had overtaken her room. But now a neighbor has blown the whistle on the heap, and the house could be condemned if Diana doesn't clean up fast. Meanwhile, Dolores was once an antiques dealer with such a great eye for value that she even sold to Sotheby's. But her buying got out of hand, and now she s got a hoard that could catch on fire and burn her house down at any time
#17 - Three Amigos
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 2, 2019
Donald and brothers, Peter and Raymond, are close friends who do everything together, including hoarding. Each of them now face their own personal crisis ranging from loss of property, to destroyed relationships, to potential loss of life due to their hoarding.
#18 - Joni & Millie
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 2012
Joni's hoarding drove her two sons to turn to drugs to cope, and it forced Child Protective Services to take her granddaughter away from her. She has one last chance to stop the vicious cycle of loss she has inflicted on her family. Millie has agreed to more than one clean-up, only to relapse and start hoarding again. Now her daughter, Chelsea, has given Millie one last ultimatum - "Clean up or lose me forever."
#19 - Linda & Kerry
Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 8, 2017
A woman's farm is at risk due to a substantial hoard sparked by preparation for an economic crash. Also: a hoard of plants have overrun a man's house and he risks losing his family is can't clean things up.
#20 - Jim & Susan
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 6, 2010
On August 6th, the Police, the Fire Department, C.P.S. and Code Enforcement all descended upon Jim's house and told his family it was uninhabitable. Because of decades of hoarding, he is estranged from his siblings and his children. If he does not clean up now, Jim and his wife will be homeless and the grandchildren that he has custody of will become wards of the state. A towering hoard that included hundreds of dolls forced Susan and Bill out of their home and into a hotel. Now they have depleted all their funds, including their retirement account, and have moved back in, forcing a critically ill Bill to sleep on the basement floor. Their daughter has threatened to call Adult Protective Services if the hoard doesn't get cleaned up soon.
#21 - Andrew & Shania
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 13, 2010
Andrew's home is an eyesore in a neighborhood of million dollar homes. The exterior and interior are completely hoarded, there's no running water, and Andrew has allowed a homeless man to create a makeshift shelter in his front yard. Now Andrew's brother has called Adult Protective Services. He must clean up or they will remove him and all his belongings from the home without his consent. 14-year-old Shania has three rooms filled with broken toys and old clothes that she refuses to get rid of--behavior she learned from her parents Belinda and Kevin. All three are hoarders. But now mom Belinda, depressed about the situation, has threatened to leave if they don't ALL address their hoarding and get help.
#22 - Tami & George
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 18, 2010
A cancer patient must make her home habitable; a man has hundreds of unfinished projects.
#23 - Leza & Linda
Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 1, 2017
A woman's home is red tagged as uninhabitable and she has to clean it up before an imposed deadline or risk losing her property. Also: unsanitary conditions prevent a woman from taking her husband home following a heart transplant.
#24 - Andrew & Lydia
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Dec 20, 2010
Andrew finds himself a hoarder like his mother and wants to break free from the habit and lead a normal life. Lydia looks to clear her cluttered home so her son can come home from the hospital and recuperate there.
#25 - Wilma & Nora
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 21, 2011
Wilma's hoard has done so much damage to her home that the city has deemed the structure uninhabitable. Regardless, she is illegally squatting there and if she doesn't clean up, her property will be condemned. She takes no responsibility for her hoarding and the impact it has had on her three grown children. During a heated clean-up, Wilma is unable to part with belongings, but has no trouble breaking ties with her kids. Nora's house is filled with rows and rows of containers. They line every wall of her home, creating small paths for her to get around. They're filled with shopping finds as well as thousands of books, scrap-booking supplies, teaching materials, fabric and children's items intended for her grandchildren. Her compulsive shopping has maxed out an equity line of credit and exhausted her fixed income. Nora must face her compulsions head-on or risk losing her home.