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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Hoarders  

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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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16 1
Sandra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 9 Episode 6: Former famed interior designer, Sandra, has hoarded out every square inch of the historic mansion she lost to foreclosure.

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13 2
Laura is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 7 Episode 9: 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.

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11 3
Andrew / Lydia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 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.

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9 2
Tara/Betty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 1 Episode 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.

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11 4
Terry / Adelle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
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 she was just a small child.

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8 2
Jennifer & Ron/Jill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 1 Episode 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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8 2
Stacey / Roi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 4 Episode 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.

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9 3
Phyllis / Janet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 4 Episode 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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10 4
Michelle/Mary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 7 Episode 7: Michelle's husband is a recovering alcoholic and his sobriety is in real danger due to her massive doll hoarding.

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6 1
Judi and Gail is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 2: When rescue workers were called to Judi's home they found her stuck in massive amounts of clutter and were forced to remove her through the kitchen window. The city condemned her home and she was placed in a rehabilitation facility. But time is running out. Medicare will stop paying in two weeks and Judi has nowhere to go.

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6 1
Paul/Missy & Alex is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 1 Episode 7: Paul was charged with criminal littering in 2008 and has failed to meet three court ordered deadlines to clean his yard. His 2 acre property is strewn with over twenty junk cars, thousands of pounds of scrap metal, and hundreds of old appliances. In January, a judge sentenced him to 5 days in jail and gave him until April 26th to clean his property, or face a fine and additional jail time.

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6 1
Susan & Michael is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
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.

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6 1
Claudie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 13: This family of 14 was the Brady Bunch of the block--until mother Claudie's hoarding tore the family apart and turned them all into the pariahs of the neighborhood. The house is so bad that Claudie is now sleeping in a homeless shelter. Her husband moved away and sent her divorce papers with an ultimatum: clean up or sign.

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6 1
Janet and Christina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 8: Janet's picture perfect life crumbled when her husband of 32 years died while waiting for a heart transplant. Devastated, her hoarding spun out of control and she has now hit rock bottom. She turned to shopping and began filling her home with decorating supplies, in the vain hope of completing a home remodel her husband had wanted to do.

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6 1
Dennis & Nadene / Erin & Malin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 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.

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7 2
Mary & Mary Ann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 18: Mary has blown through over $200,000 of an inheritance buying items for the consignment shop she owns. But many of the items never make it from her hoarded home into her cluttered store. Her family says she will go broke by January unless she immediately gets help with her shop and her house.

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7 2
Augustine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 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.

18
7 2
Where Are They Now? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 8 Episode 11: In this episode of Hoarders we check in with five hoarders from past seasons: Al lost custody of his son due to his hoarding.

19
7 2
Jan / Bebe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
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.

20
7 2
Julie and Shannon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
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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7 2
Hannah/Kathy & Gary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 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.

22
7 2
Deborah and Jim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 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.

23
8 3
Judy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 8 Episode 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.

24
8 3
Jim / Susan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 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.

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8 3
Lloyd / Carol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 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.