10 Worst 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 - S7E1

#1 - Live Special (Season 7 - Episode 1)

The season kicks-off with a one-hour special focusing on a Massachusetts family and features live segments culminating in an all-live intervention. Also featured is the story of a second hoarder who faces jail time if he doesn’t pass a final city inspection.

The episode was rated 6.53 from 15 votes.

Hoarders - S6E8

#2 - Terry & Adelle (Season 6 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 6.62 from 13 votes.

Hoarders - S11E6

#3 - Flora (Season 11 - Episode 6)

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; Dr. David Tolin and professional organizer Dorothy Breininger.

The episode was rated 6.65 from 20 votes.

Hoarders - S12E10

#4 - Hunger Pains (Season 12 - Episode 10)


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.

The episode was rated 6.79 from 19 votes.

Hoarders - S6E9

#5 - BG and Lee & Chris (Season 6 - Episode 9)

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.

The episode was rated 6.80 from 30 votes.

Hoarders - S6E7

#6 - Susan & Michael (Season 6 - Episode 7)


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.

The episode was rated 6.81 from 21 votes.

Hoarders - S7E2

#7 - Joyce & Kimberly (Season 7 - Episode 2)

A woman's husband threatens to end their 38-year marriage if she does not clean up their home; a woman faces eviction if she does not address her hoard.

The episode was rated 6.84 from 19 votes.

Hoarders - S1E5

#8 - Kerrylea & Lauren (Season 1 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 56 votes.

Hoarders - S1E4

#9 - Jake & Shirley (Season 1 - Episode 4)

A young man in Novato, California, 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 blind woman's hoard in New Mexico 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.

The episode was rated 6.87 from 68 votes.

Hoarders - S7E3

#10 - Michelle & Yama (Season 7 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 6.88 from 26 votes.

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