Hoarders

The WORST episodes of Hoarders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 6/29/2022Network: A&E
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Hoarders: Live
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6.57
14 votes

#1 - Hoarders: Live

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/28/2015

The critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated franchise Hoarders, premieres an all-new season on Lifetime. Titled "Hoarders: Family Secrets," the program features original stories of people who obsessively hoard to the point that collecting overwhelms their families and their lives. The series kicks-off with a one-hour special focusing on a Massachusetts family and will feature live segments culminating in an all-live intervention. The episode will also feature the story of a second hoarder who faces jail time if he doesn’t pass a final city inspection.

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Flora
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6.65
20 votes

#2 - Flora

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/24/2020

Flora's daughter and grandchildren recently moved in with her, but due to the massive hoard, the entire family must eat, sleep and live in a single bedroom. If Flora doesn't clean her home, CPS may have to intervene.

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Terry & Adelle
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6.69
16 votes

#3 - Terry & Adelle

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/3/2012

Terry's fridge is packed with dead cats, and she has another 50 live ones. Her son thinks her problems stem from the time her father died of a heart attack right in front of her when she was just a small child, and she's felt guilty ever since that she couldn't save him. Meanwhile, decades of hoarding has left Adelle's house in such shambles that she's using a bucket for a bathroom and doing laundry in a kiddie pool in her backyard. But Adelle can't see the filth or the damage her hoarding has done to her family.

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Linda & Steven
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6.71
203 votes

#4 - Linda & Steven

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/24/2009

An Everett, Washington woman's compulsive shopping has depleted her family's finances to the point where her marriage has become strained. She must clean out and sell the family home as part of the divorce settlement. An Olympia, Washington man is at risk of eviction from his government subsidized housing as his apartment is filled with garbage, human feces, bottles, and cans.

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Hunger Pains
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6.79
19 votes

#5 - Hunger Pains

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/14/2021

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.

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Susan & Michael
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6.82
34 votes

#6 - Susan & Michael

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/2012

Susan`s addicted to buying and selling cars and electronics, but she never manages to sell much. Recently, when Susan was out prowling for more stuff, someone broke into the house, bound and gagged her wheelchair-bound mother at gunpoint, and stole some of Susan's hoard. Michael's father was a Nazi SS member in Germany's Third Reich who ruled his son with an iron fist, even forcing him to eat his own pet rabbit to "toughen him up." Now Michael is a hoarder and he and his dog live like sardines packed in a can of clutter.

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Sherry
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6.89
27 votes

#7 - Sherry

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/27/2020

Sherry's justification for her massive hoard is that it protects her from the outside world; now, she must now clean up her hoard to start getting her life on track.

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Lee and BG & Chris
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6.90
42 votes

#8 - Lee and BG & Chris

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/10/2012

BG and Lee have filled their million-dollar Victorian home with hoards of stuff--and now are even competing to see who can bring in the most stuff. The two are locked in emotional combat--a real-life "War of the Roses." Chris has filled his house and eight storage units with worthless junk that he gets for free. His situation is so dire that he's gone without water and other basics just so he can continue to afford storage space for his garbage.

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Jake & Shirley
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6.91
137 votes

#9 - Jake & Shirley

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/7/2009

A young man in Novato, CA, who also suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoards garbage (snack wrappers, empty bottles, and rotting food) in a two-bedroom townhouse he shares with his alcoholic father. A New Mexico elderly woman's animal hoard is so bad that every room of her home is cluttered with over 75 living and dead cats, cat feces, and urine soaked carpets and furniture.

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Kerrylea & Lauren
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6.91
92 votes

#10 - Kerrylea & Lauren

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/14/2009

A Seattle, Washington couple are facing imminent foreclosure on two houses as a result of a decision to buy a second home to solve the wife's lifelong hoarding problem. A Charlottesville, Virginia woman's relationship with her boyfriend is in danger as a result of her hoard, which has taken over their entire townhouse.

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Wilma & Nora
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6.95
19 votes

#11 - Wilma & Nora

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/21/2011

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.

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Joyce & Kimberly
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6.96
24 votes

#12 - Joyce & Kimberly

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/4/2015

Two women are at a major crossroads in their lives due to hoarding. Joyce's husband is ready to break up their 38-year marriage if she doesn't clean up; Kimberly is facing eviction if she doesn't address her hoard.

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Debra & Patty
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6.96
122 votes

#13 - Debra & Patty

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/2012

Debra has filled her house with an avalanche of clothes and run up a $50,000 credit card debt. Fed up, her husband and children are threatening to leave her to wallow in the hoard by herself. Meanwhile, Patty has stuffed her house with so many floor-to-ceiling cardboard boxes that she's had to move to her son's apartment. But now she's filling up that place too, and the situation has already forced her son's partner to say, "Keep the heap - I'm leaving!"

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Gordon and Gaye & Sir Patrick
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6.97
87 votes

#14 - Gordon and Gaye & Sir Patrick

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/6/2010

A hoarding couple is given 72 hours to vacate their house if it isn't cleaned; and a man collects goblets, dolls, fountains and artwork.

Judy
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6.97
151 votes

#15 - Judy

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/2016

Judy’s life is a dangerous one of severe contradictions. She is an extreme germaphobe who spends her entire day engaged in sanitization rituals, yet she lives in a severe and extremely filthy hoard overridden with mice whom she considers her friends. The situation is so hazardous to her health the fire department and health department have mandated a clean up.

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Kathy & Elmira
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6.98
88 votes

#16 - Kathy & Elmira

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/21/2016

Kathy has hoarded out her triplex and a dance studio and is facing financial ruin if she can't clean up and rent out her spaces. Her twelve children, including a daughter who developed split personality disorder to cope with the hoard, will try to get her to face her demons. Elmira's hoard has become so bad that code enforcement is on the verge of condemning her home. Elmira's family will have to resolve their "step vs. blood" dynamics to help her through the process.

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Patty & Bill
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7.00
110 votes

#17 - Patty & Bill

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/21/2009

While the outside of Patty and David's home seems perfect, inside it is completely filled with unnecessary belongings. The hoarding is so severe that Patty's children have already been removed by child services. Bill's hoarding has haunted Lorelei for 25 years. Lorelei has even hurt herself tripping over Bill's piles of belongings. She threatens to leave him if he can't make the house livable

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Mary Lynn & Ingrid
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7.00
34 votes

#18 - Mary Lynn & Ingrid

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/25/2010

A hoarder's son wants to leave home; a home-shopping addict has a mysterious illness in her home.

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Randy & Vicki
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7.00
69 votes

#19 - Randy & Vicki

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/18/2011

Randy's boardwalk memorabilia collection fills a 20,000 square foot building and numerous tractor trailers. Room after room of pinball machines, signs, games, toys, tickets, and hundreds of mannequins modeled after Randy himself. He's spent millions on his fantasy world known as Randyland--but it's never been open to the public. Now he must figure out how to make money from his hoard or go broke and lose everything. Vicki's hoarding is breaking up her family. Not only is her husband ready to walk away from their marriage, but their 15-year-old son wants to move out as well. Although painfully depressed and withdrawn from the world, Vicki says she is ready to seek help in order to keep her family from breaking up.

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Norman & Linda
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7.00
103 votes

#20 - Norman & Linda

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/2/2012

Paramedics rushing to save a woman's life lose precious time when they're forced to climb over the hoard they find in Norman's house. Officials on the scene immediately call the Fire Chief and the Fire Marshall because the home presents a huge fire hazard to the neighborhood. Within an hour of being told his girlfriend is dead, the property is crawling with city officials and the house is condemned. Norman is given 30 days to clean up, or he could lose his house forever. Ever since Linda's husband died ten years ago, she has been adding to a hoard that has now spiraled out of control. Her two grown sons living with her do nothing about it either and each family member blames the other for not cleaning--causing a toxic three-way in the house. If Linda doesn't get help with the hoarding so she can recuperate and rehab from her future surgery, her sister is threatening to report her to the authorities and will have her own sister "shut-down."

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Michelle & Yama
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7.00
38 votes

#21 - Michelle & Yama

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/11/2015

22-year-old Yama keeps shopping and hoarding to preserve the memory of her deceased mother. Michelle's obsession with shopping is putting her home in such a catastrophic condition that she faces losing her little boys to child protective services.

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Brian & Coral
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7.00
43 votes

#22 - Brian & Coral

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/9/2015

Brian is the president of his condo HOA. He sets the rules of upkeep for tenants but his life contradicts his work as he lives in a hoard that would force any other tenant to be evicted. Coral has to choose between keeping her hoard or rekindling a romance with a long lost love.

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Margie
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7.00
22 votes

#23 - Margie

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/10/2021

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.

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Show and Tell
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7.00
15 votes

#24 - Show and Tell

Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/19/2021

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.

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Barbara & Richard
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7.01
92 votes

#25 - Barbara & Richard

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/2012

A mother with a family history of hoarding continues to hoard following the deaths of both of her sons. A former restaurant worker's life has gone downhill after he has surrounded himself with items bought while compulsively shopping at clearance sales.

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