10 Best Episodes of Hoarders

Each 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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Hoarders - S3E20

#1 - Glen / Lisa (Season 3 - Episode 20)

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.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 30 votes.

Hoarders - S2E9

#2 - Gail and Warren (Season 2 - Episode 9)


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.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 39 votes.

Hoarders - S4E11

#3 - Season #3 Update (Season 4 - Episode 11)

This one-hour special updates viewers on what has happened to five of our hoarders one year after they received crisis assistance from the HOARDERS Team. The stories include: Vula who was about to lose her cat hoard and her hoarded home to the city and animal protective services; Dumpster diving, Al, whose three-year-old son had been removed from the hoarded home by child protective services; Jim whose exterior and interior hoard was so extreme, the city had condemned the property and his family was no longer allowed to return home without a clean up; Arline whose hoard was so bad her ailing husband was forced to sleep in a car: and Glen, the man with a 2500 rat hoard running through his house.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 28 votes.

Hoarders - S5E5

#4 - Joanne and Kristy (Season 5 - Episode 5)


A daughter develops post-traumatic stress disorder because of her mom’s hoarding; a shopping addict loses custody of her son.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 33 votes.

Hoarders - S12E1

#5 - Eric (Season 12 - Episode 1)

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

The episode was rated 7.68 from 28 votes.

Hoarders - S13E2

#6 - Tiffany (Season 13 - Episode 2)


Collecting thousands of discounted books over the years has damaged the family property to the point that it may collapse at any moment; now Tiffany wants to build a new home and live a better life.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 34 votes.

Hoarders - S6E2

#7 - Doug and Ruth (Season 6 - Episode 2)

A man who suffered brain trauma and amnesia in an accident keeps items that might trigger his memories; a woman refuses to part with things that had belonged to three dead relatives.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 45 votes.

Hoarders - S6E5

#8 - Joni & Millie (Season 6 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 35 votes.

Hoarders - S9E6

#9 - Sandra (Season 9 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 132 votes.

Hoarders - S13E4

#10 - Carl (Season 13 - Episode 4)


As a child, Carl and his mother looked in trash cans to see what useful things they could find; now that he lives alone, Carl still spends time looking for useful things in trash cans and has literally turned his house and yard into a trash landfill.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 31 votes.

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    Hoarders - S9E4

    #11 - Linda & Kerry (Season 9 - Episode 4)

    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.

    The episode was rated 7.58 from 104 votes.

    Hoarders - S6E4

    #12 - Shanna & Lynda (Season 6 - Episode 4)


    A woman who collects bottles of human waste; another woman who hoards items in preparation for the end of the world.

    The episode was rated 7.57 from 61 votes.

    Hoarders - S10E5

    #13 - Three Amigos (Season 10 - Episode 5)

    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.

    The episode was rated 7.56 from 57 votes.

    Hoarders - S6E12

    #14 - Diana & Dolores (Season 6 - Episode 12)


    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.

    The episode was rated 7.56 from 27 votes.

    Hoarders - S10E1

    #15 - Andy & Becky (Season 10 - Episode 1)

    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.

    The episode was rated 7.55 from 69 votes.

    Hoarders - S2E11

    #16 - June and Doug (Season 2 - Episode 11)


    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.

    The episode was rated 7.55 from 33 votes.

    Hoarders - S6E10

    #17 - Jan & Bebe (Season 6 - Episode 10)

    Jan is in denial about her hoarding--one of her daughters compares her to a venomous viper ready to strike if you dare talk about throwing anything out. Bebe was raised with servants and boarding schools, and her husband gave her everything she desired. But when her husband was murdered, Bebe s privileged life unraveled, and now her hoarding is so bad that she even steals stuff when she s at church.

    The episode was rated 7.54 from 35 votes.

    Hoarders - S2E3

    #18 - Chris and Dale (Season 2 - Episode 3)


    After her newborn son dies, Chris tries to fill the void with possessions that jeopardize custody of her daughters; Dale is at risk of eviction from his city-subsidized apartment filled with found objects for art projects.

    The episode was rated 7.54 from 50 votes.

    Hoarders - S4E2

    #19 - Billy Bob and Jean (Season 4 - Episode 2)

    Billy Bob's house is so filled with toys and games, puzzles, cars, dolls and stuffed animals that he can no longer maneuver through the paths. From the outside Jean's house blends perfectly with her upscale Beverly Hills neighbors. But inside, she and her husband are raising their 8-year-old granddaughter in a hoarded mess.

    The episode was rated 7.53 from 53 votes.

    Hoarders - S13E7

    #20 - Peggy (Season 13 - Episode 7)


    Peggy's divorce in 1981 left her alone when her daughter decided to live with her father. Finding a job as a live-in caregiver required Peggie to move across the country and start over. Thrift store shopping allowed Peggie to socialize after becoming alone again when her client passed away, but it also triggered her hoarding disorder. For years Peggy desired to clean up her hoard. Now with the help of the Hoarders team, she intends to unclutter her life and get her hoarding disorder under control.

    The episode was rated 7.52 from 25 votes.


    Last updated: feb 10, 2023

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