Michelle lives in a house where small pathways are the only ways to navigate around the five foot high piles of clutter and her collection of sixty birds. The clutter has gotten so bad that her husband of thirty years has been chased out of the home. Michelle now must face the difficult task of putting her family's needs before her birds in order to clean up so her husband can come back home. Kim is a 34 year pharmaceutical sales rep whose compulsive hoarding is putting her job on the line. Her job requires her to keep records of her various legal drug sales but she can't keep anything organized and can barely find anything in any of her clutter.moreless
A mother fights with her daughter and the city over the conditions in her mobile home from her hoarding. A father may lose custody of his children as a result of his hoarding creating an unsafe environment for them.
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.moreless
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 compulsivley and has filled her home with home decorating supplies in hopes of redecorating the house the 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 worsemoreless
Linda's family has been torn apart by her hoarding. She wants a relationship with her grown children but the refuse to visit her because Linda's house is piled up with belongings. Despite Linda's threat to commit suicide her family has given her an ultimatum to either clean up or her husband Shelton will divorce her and her children will choose not to remain in touch her any longer. 29 year old Todd has been collecting models, kits and several other hobby items ever since her was a kid. His girlfriend of five years Robyn wants to get married and to start a family but she has threatened to leave Todd if doesn't control his behaviors. Todd wants to create a life with her as well but he doesn't know where to beginmoreless
Deborah is a 49 year old mother of two who fears that her hoarding may cause her two children to be taken away. Her husband Ron claims that Deborah's hoarding triggered his depression and alcoholism and Deborah claims that Ron's alcoholism fueled her hoarding. The situation went from bad to worse when Ron attempted suicide seven years ago. Now Deborah must either change or risk losing her family. Jim is living a double life. He manages a successful honey business as a bee keeper but at home he lives as a compulsive hoarder. His 37 year old daughter Heather has threatened to call Adult Protective Services on him if he doesn't change for the sake of himself and his eight month old granddaughter.moreless
A series of tragic events left Julie hoarding so extremely she lost custody of her son to her ex-husband. Now she risks losing two other children. Shannon lives in her house with four children and a husband. But their house is filled with garbage and infested with mice. The living conditions are horrid and Animal Control has already removed 20 cats. Now, police are arriving to remove the kids as well.moreless
Bob and Betsy's house is filled with old furniture, clothes and toys. Their hoarding is so severe that them and their four kids now sleep outside in their yard in a tent because the house has become infested with fleas and bedbugs. However the weather conditions outside are becoming colder and more severe and they live in fear of the authorities getting involved and losing custody of their kids. Richard has spent years of life hoarding items for his "collections". He has some many items that he keeps alot of them in two garages. However his hoarding has cost him his marriage and it has now landed him in debt. He now must clean up his act and sell some of the items he has been holding onto in order to pay off his debt. moreless
To ease the pain from the loss of her son, Chris starts hoarding, but her obsession may end with losing custody of her daughters. Dale's apartment is filled with objects he wishes to use for future art projects, but he might be evicted from his city-subsidized dwelling if he cannot meet deadlines for cleaning up the property.moreless
Judi once had to be rescued through her kitchen window and the city has condemned her home. She is now in a rehabilitation facility but is only there for another two weeks. Gail was once a ballerina but has weighed her house down with so much stuff it's structurally unsafe and infested with animals.moreless
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.