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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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Laura is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Sandra is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Tara/Betty is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Andrew / Lydia is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Jennifer & Ron/Jill is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Phyllis / Janet is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Terry / Adelle is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Michelle/Mary is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Paul/Missy & Alex is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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Janet and Christina is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Dennis & Nadene / Erin & Malin... is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Susan & Michael is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Stacey / Roi is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Mary & Mary Ann is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Where Are They Now? is listed (or ranked) 16 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.

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Jan / Bebe is listed (or ranked) 17 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.

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Deborah and Jim is listed (or ranked) 18 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.

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Julie and Shannon is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Augustine is listed (or ranked) 20 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.

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Lloyd / Carol is listed (or ranked) 21 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.

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Jim / Susan is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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.

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Patty/Bill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
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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Hannah/Kathy & Gary is listed (or ranked) 25 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.

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Season #2 Follow Up: Augustine... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 4 Episode 3: In this special Hoarders follow-up episode we check in on the progress of Augustine, Deborah, Dennis and Nadene, Bob and Judi from Season Two.

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Betty, Jill, Jake & Bill Updat... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 15: In this special follow-up episode we check in on the progress of Jill, Jake, Betty, Bill and Paul from our first season.

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Linda and Todd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 7: Linda's family has been ripped apart by hoarding. She wants nothing more than to have a relationship with her grown children, but they refuse to come near her house which is packed waist and neck high with piles of belongings. Despite Linda's threat to commit suicide her family has made an ultimatum: clean up or her husband Shelton will divorce her and the kids will completely cut her off.

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Chris and Dale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 3: After the death of her newborn son, Chris filled the void by surrounding herself with possessions. Attention Deficit Disorder makes it impossible for her to focus long enough to clean up. She's now at risk of losing custody of her daughters who are still living in the house.

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Kerrylea / Lauren is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 1 Episode 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,

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Claudie is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Barbara G./Fred and Mary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 5 Episode 6: Barbara trolls for stuff in alleyways and dumpsters, and her hoarded home sits in a million-dollar neighborhood where the neighbors look on in disgust. Fred and Mary live in a house filled with cobwebs and cockroaches, but they don't seem to notice. It's gotten so bad that Fred has end-stage COPD, probably caused by all the filth.

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Adella / Teri is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 1: Just weeks before he died, Adella's estranged husband asked their daughter to help her mother clean up one last time. Adella's hoarding has already cost her a previous house, her marriage and relationships with her children.

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Jake/Shirley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 1 Episode 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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June / Doug is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 11: 28-year-old June lives in a mobile home filled with keepsakes like Care Bears and Cabbage Patch dolls. She's not only facing violations of the city's fire codes, but a strained relationship with her 13-year-old daughter, Tori. There is constant tension between mother and daughter and Tori has threatened to abandon her mom as soon as she turns 18.

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Tra / Jill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 10: Tra is a 40 year-old firefighter living two separate lives. At his firehouse, he is expected to live in a clean and structured world. But in his home, he lives in chaos, surrounded wall-to-wall by hoarded possessions. Now, these two worlds have collided and fellow firefighters are worried that Tra's hoarding is affecting his performance on the job.

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Cynthia/Ricky is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 7 Episode 4: Two hoarders are living in life threatening conditions.

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Brian/Coral is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 7 Episode 6: Brian is the president of his condo HOA. He sets the rules of upkeep for tenants but his life contradicts his work as he lives in a hoard that would force any other tenant to be evicted.

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David/Nora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 7 Episode 5: David's three-acre hoard has been deemed a "blighted property" by the city and he risks losing his home if he doesn't get it cleaned up.

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Mike / Bonnie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 4 Episode 17: Mike's house is so toxic that a virus she contracted in the home caused her kidneys to fail and almost killed her. Her doctor advised her not to return to the home until it was thoroughly cleaned. Bonnie is a 46-year-old single mother of two teenage daughters, neither of whom can remember ever having a clean house.

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Kevin / Mary is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 4 Episode 12: Kevin is the youngest son of renowned political strategist and a silver screen star--both of whom have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He grew up in a huge mansion living a charmed life. But now Kevin has hoarded himself out of this Upper East Side Manhattan apartment and sleeps on a bench in front of the building.

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Ellen & Gloria is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 8 Episode 9: The tragic loss of Ellen's husband in the line of duty triggered hoarding through kleptomania

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Randy / Vicki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 4 Episode 5: Randy's boardwalk memorabilia collection fills a 20,000 sqare foot building and numerous tractor trailers. He's spent millions on his fantasy world known as Randyland--but it's never been open to the public. Vicki's hoarding is breaking up her family. Not only is her husband ready to walk away from their marriage, but their 15-year-old son wants to move out as well.

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Michelle & Yama is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 7 Episode 2: 22-year-old Yama keeps shopping and hoarding to preserve the memory of her deceased mother.

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Kathleen/Margree is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 7: Kathleen's hoard is so bad that her son gave up his college scholarship for fear of leaving his 16-year-old sister home alone with their mother. The kitchen doesn't function and the hoard is being used to support sagging doorways to unusable rooms.

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Debra & Patty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 6 Episode 1: Debra has filled her house with an avalanche of clothes and run up a $50,000 credit card debt. Fed up, her husband and children are threatening to leave her to wallow in the hoard by herself.

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Glen / Lisa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 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.

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Michelle / Kim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 2 Episode 14: The small paths in Michelle's house are the only way she can get to her collection of more than 60 birds. Her husband of 30 years has been chased from the home by the animals and the hoarded piles that in some places reach five feet high. Michelle must now put her family's needs ahead of her birds and clean the house so that her husband can come home.

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Maggie & Ann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 8 Episode 15: Maggie's home is so packed with her shopping addiction that her granddaughter was forced to sleep on top of piles.

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Gordon & Gaye / Sir Patrick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 3 Episode 2: Gordon and Gaye, along with their two grown children, have been given 72 hours to vacate their house. City Code Enforcement has served them with a condemnation notice if they don't clean up a lifetime of hoarding.