Mike's home is so toxic that a virus she contracted in the house caused her kidneys to fail and nearly killed her. Her doctor told her that she shouldn't return to her house until it's cleaned thoroughly, but instead of cleaning she chose to live with her sister. Months have passed and now her sister has become fed up with her hoarding behaviour and she wants Mike to move out; but if Mike dosen't clean up her house, she will be homeless.
Bonnie is a single mother of two teenage daughters and neither her or her daughter's remember their house ever being clean. Her home is hoarded and is in need of repair but Bonnie fears that if she allows anyone in her house, CPS will get involved. Her two daughters have become tired of washing dishes in the bathtub and the constant arguments they have with their mother. Bonnie must now clean up in order to salvage her relationship with her daughtersmoreless
Wilma's hoard is so bad that the city has deemed her home uninhabitable. Regardless she is illegaly living in her house and if she doesn't clean up her property, it will be condenmed. But she refuses to take responsibilty for her actions and during a heated clean up she refuses to part with her belongings but she has no problem severing ties with her three grown children.
Nora's house is filled with row after row of containers. The line up the entire house and small crevices are the only way Nora gets around her house. They are filled with shopping finds including books, scrapbooking supplies, teaching materials, fabric and children's items intended for her grandchildren. But her compulsive shopping has maxed out an entire equity line of credit and has exhausted her fixed income. Nora must now learn how to manage her compulsions or else she'll lose her house.moreless
Ronald is a fire fighter who is legally mandated to report hoarded houses. However the hoarder is his wife Eileen and the house is his own. Eileen has not only destroyed her 3,200 square foot home with her hoard, she has also destroyed her relationships with her husband and her six sons. Now Eileen's oldest son Steven has threatened to turn Eileen in to the health department if the living conditions don't improve for her and Steven's younger brothers.
Judy has spent almost all of her one million dollar inheritance on her hoard. In addition to her hoard she has lost $30,000 worth of cheques in the hoard. The floor to ceiling hoard not only occupies the house, but storage units and trailer. Judy now needs to get her compulsions under control and clean up her house to find her cheques or else she and her husband will go broke.moreless
Judy has hoarded out her home and she's using a recent cancer surgery as an excuse to stay with her friend Linda. What started out as Judy staying with Linda for a few weeks turned into ten months of a nightmare of Judy bringing her hoarding ways into Linda's home. Linda and her family have now had enough and are willing to kick Judy out of the house, regardless of whether or not she has cancer; but until Judy cleans up her house, she will be homeless.
Jerry used to live in a house worth a half a million dollars in wealthy neighborhood. He lived there with his kids until his hoarding got so bad that his kids moved out of the house to live with their grandparents. Recently the house went up in flames after a recent arson attack; in addition to the burnt out shell of Jerry's home, a giant junkyard surrounds it. It has become a huge eyesore and nusiance in the community and it will be seized by the city if Jerry doesn't clean up.moreless
Despite being a former corrections officer, John faces multiple animal cruelty charges for hoarding more than thirty cats. They hide in the walls and ceiling and almost all of the surfaces in the house are covered in cat urine and feces; the remaining rooms in the house are all jammed full of the belongings of him and his deceased motherwhich he refuses to part with.
Vivian's hoarding has literally pushed her husband Slyvester out of the house. Slyvester runs a business in Detroit but he often visits his wife as soon as possible. But when Slyvester visits, he often stays at hotels and now the regular visits have decreased. Vivian now must either clean out her house or risk losing her husband.moreless
Kevin is the youngest son of a renowned political strategist and a movie star who both have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Growing up, he lived in mansion and had aseemingly perfect life, but now he has hit rock bottom and his apartment is sojammed full ofstuff,the only way into his apartmentis through awindow on the fire escap andnow sleeps on a bench in front of the apartment building. His neighbors and his brother have now had enough and now Kevin must clean his apartment or face eviction.
Mary is so obsessed with the Victorian age that she has filled her house with Victorian era decorations and furniture to the point where her house is now crumbling around her. Her children have now refused to help her or let her live in any of their houses leaving Mary to either clean up her house in order to save her relationship with her family.moreless
In this episode, some of the more memorable individuals from the third seson are revisited and viewers see what has transpired in the interim.