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The Best Episodes of Hoarders 

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Updated March 28, 2020 753 votes 178 voters 10.9k views 120 items

There are so many good episodes of Hoarders, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Jennifer & Ron/Jill" the best, or is "Patty/Bill" your favorite episode of Hoarders? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Hoarders are, let's rank every Hoarders episode from best to worst.

In A&E's Hoarders, people who have struggled with hoarding are offered help through intervention. In each episode, a team of psychologist/organizer/cleaning specialist helps the individual(s) confront their compulsive hoarding disorder and also clean up their homes. Hoarders premiered on August 17, 2009, and originally concluded on February 4, 2013. It has since been brought back after airing briefly on Lifetime. Hoarders tells different stories in each episode, so you can watch them in any order you like.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Hoarders, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Hoarders episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Sandra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
January 22, 2017

Season: 9

Episode Number: 6

Former famed interior designer, Sandra, has hoarded out every square inch of the historic mansion she lost to foreclosure.

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Shanna & Lynda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
October 8, 2012

Season: 6

Episode Number: 4

Shanna owns the worst hoard in "Hoarders" history - a house crammed floor to ceiling with bottles filled with human waste. Meanwhile, Lynda is hoarding stuff for the Armageddon.

3
Laura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
July 30, 2015

Season: 7

Episode Number: 10

Laura's hoarding has taken over so much of her house that her partner has resorted to sleeping in the garage and her teenage daughter is forced to share a bed with Laura.

4
Terry & Adelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
December 3, 2012

Season: 6

Episode Number: 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 she was just a small child.

5
Tara / Betty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Tara/Betty August 31, 2009

Season: 1

Episode Number: 3

Tara has been reported to her landlord and needs to clean out now or she'll be homeless. She's an obsessive collector, favoring things like McDonald's Happy Meal toys, nativity scenes, snow globes and hundreds of teddy bears. Now Tara must finally get control of her hoarding and part with most of the clutter in her home or face eviction.

6
Phyllis and Janet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
June 20, 2011

Season: 4

Episode Number: 1

Every room in Phyllis' house is packed with dolls. Her obsession has manifested itself into a floor to ceiling collection of bags stuffed with dolls, and a doll hospital in a spare bedroom where she "amputates" the limbs of one doll to make another complete. Now, her son is threatening to call Adult Protective Services if she doesn't get a handle on her compulsion.

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Augustine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
November 30, 2009

Season: 2

Episode Number: 1

14 years ago Jason was removed from his mother Augustine's home by Child Protective Services because of her hoarding. She was never able to clean up enough to have him return. Now, as an adult living on the other side of the country, he is filled with shame and resentment, but unable to turn his back on her.

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Stacey and Roi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Stacey/Roi August 15, 2011

Season: 4

Episode Number: 9

Stacey has two days to get rid of the 47 dogs and cats that have taken over her house. They have ripped everything to shreds and forced her 14-year-old daughter to move into her brother's home. Roi has already been in jail twice due to his hoard. And now the fire department has kicked him out of his house because of a gas leak buried deep in piles and piles of belongings.

9
Michelle/Mary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
July 16, 2015

Season: 7

Episode Number: 8

Michelle's husband is a recovering alcoholic and his sobriety is in real danger due to her massive doll hoarding.

10
Andrew / Lydia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Andrew/Lydia December 20, 2010

Season: 3

Episode Number: 17

19-year-old Andrew's mother is a hoarder, and after living in the hoard his entire life, he has learned no other way to live. Stuck in a hoarded house, with no job, no motivation and no direction, Andrew says he needs to get his hoarding under control now in order to have a chance at a normal life.

11
Hannah / Kathy & Gar... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Hannah/Kathy & Gary January 3, 2011

Season: 3

Episode Number: 19

Hannah has hoarded herself and her 200 chickens out of her house and is now living with the chickens in a windowless, unheated trailer. As winter sets in, she and her chickens face freezing to death if their original home is not cleaned out so they can all move back in.

12
Glen / Lisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Glen/Lisa January 10, 2011

Season: 3

Episode Number: 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.

13
Kerrylea / Lauren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Kerrylea/Lauren September 14, 2009

Season: 1

Episode Number: 5

Kerrylea and her husband Geoffrey are facing imminent foreclosure on two houses. After her hoarding filled the first home she convinced her husband that the only way to solve her lifelong problem was to buy an additional home, move just what they needed, and sell the original home. But with neither home sold,

14
Where Are They Now? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
June 2, 2014

Season: 6

Episode Number: 14

In this episode of Hoarders we check in with five hoarders from past seasons: Al lost custody of his son due to his hoarding.

15
Susan & Michael is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
October 29, 2012

Season: 6

Episode Number: 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.

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Patty and Bill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Patty/Bill Sept 21 2009

Season: 1

Episode Number: 6

Season 1 Episode 6: Patty and David appear to be living the American dream. But their secret hides behind the manicured yard of their new home. Patty's hoarding has taken over the entire house and their children were removed by authorities. Now, if the family is to have any hope of ever getting their children back, Patty must overcome her compulsive shopping and hoarding and clean out her entire home.
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Jake / Shirley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Jake/Shirley September 7, 2009

Season: 1

Episode Number: 4

While most 21 olds see a world of possibility in front of them, Jake wakes up every morning despondent at the state of his life--a prisoner to his hoarding and OCD. Jake compulsively hoards garbage. Snack wrappers, empty bottles, and rotting food are strewn in every room of the two bedroom town home he shares with his alcoholic father.

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Deborah and Jim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Deborah/Jim January 4, 2010

Season: 2

Episode Number: 6

Deborah, a 49-year-old mother of two is living in fear that her hoarding will lead authorities to take her children away again. Her husband Ron is at his wit's end. He says her hoarding fueled his depression and alcoholism. She says his alcoholism fueled her hoarding. It all came crashing down around them when Ron attempted suicide in 2003. Now, Deborah's anxiety has reached an all time high.

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Dennis & Nadene/Erin... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Dennis & Nadene/Erin & Malinda February 15, 2010

Season: 2

Episode Number: 12

Dennis and his wife Nadene are compulsive hoarders who blame one another for the clutter and mess that has completely consumed their home. Dennis, a retired cop with an arsenal of guns and knives, has retreated to his bedroom in declining health.

20
Jan & Bebe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Jan/Bebe December 17, 2012

Season: 6

Episode Number: 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.

21
Judy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
January 3, 2016

Season: 8

Episode Number: 1

Judy's life is a dangerous one of severe contradictions. She is an extreme germaphobe who spends her entire day engaged in sanitization rituals.

22
Julie and Shannon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
December 28, 2009

Season: 2

Episode Number: 5

Season 2 Episode 5: Julie is living a nightmare. A series of tragedies triggered massive hoarding which in turn led to Julie losing custody of her son to her ex-husband. Now she must clean up or risk losing the two daughters that still live with her. Shannon, her husband Tim, and their four young children live in a house that is filled with garbage and infested with mice.
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Jennifer & Ron / Jil... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Jennifer & Ron/Jill August 17, 2009

Season: 1

Episode Number: 1

Jennifer is a young stay at home mom. Both she and her husband Ron, suffer from hoarding and their three kids are growing up with piles of junk, food, and clothing everywhere. They have been cited by the city on numerous occasions. Jennifer lives every day in fear of child protective services coming and taking her kids away and must now try to get the house in order before it's too late.

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Lloyd / Carol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Lloyd/Carol November 15, 2010

Season: 3

Episode Number: 13

Lloyd's home is so filled that he's been forced to live in one of the many trailers on his property. He's now facing $150,000 in fines from the county if he doesn't clean up his 2.5 acre hoard. If Carol doesn't clean up, her husband, Kelvin, will divorce her.

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Jim / Susan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Jim/Susan December 6, 2010

Season: 3

Episode Number: 15

On August 6th, the Police, the Fire Department, C.P.S. and Code Enforcement all descended upon Jim's house and told his family it was uninhabitable. Because of decades of hoarding, he is estranged from his siblings and his children. If he does not clean up now, Jim and his wife will be homeless and the grandchildren that he has custody of will become wards of the state.