The Best Episodes of Hoarders

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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Linda


    A depressed former beauty queen has not allowed her family into her Greensburg, Indiana home for years until a medical emergency exposes the secret she has been hiding; her daughter questions her mother's sanity after she makes a shocking discovery.

  • Sandra


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

  • Judy


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wilma's hoard has done so much damage to her home that the city has deemed the structure uninhabitable. Regardless, she is illegally squatting there and if she doesn't clean up, her property will be condemned. She takes no responsibility for her hoarding and the impact it has had on her three grown children

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cynthia/Ricky


    Two hoarders are living in life threatening conditions. Cynthia has a debilitating auto immune disease, but continues to fill her Texas home that could make her illness deadly; Meanwhile, Ricky sleeps in a Westland, Michigan house, packed with paper and other flammables that are one spark away from an inferno.

  • 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.

  • Doug, who suffered severe brain trauma and memory loss in an accident, hoards items he feels might trigger his memories. Ruth has turned her beautiful home into a shrine for the three members of her family who died there.

  • Andy & Becky

    Andy & Becky

    A Marysville, Washington couple in their 80s feel it is their constitutional right to live however they choose, even if that's among 250 tons of hoard; they soon find themselves in a battle with the city government that could end with them going to jail and losing their home.

  • Ron's home is filled from top to bottom with paper--books, thousands of pages of sheet music, old newspapers, magazines and assorted trash.Ron must clean his home now or quite possibly die in it. Vivian's husband used to commute between his business in Detroit, Michigan and their home in California. But eventually his wife's hoard pushed him out of the home and into a hotel.

  • Celia/Nathan


    Celia is in danger of losing her hoarded home of shoplifted items and her illegal hoard of dogs if she doesn't get her compulsion under control.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ronald is a fire-fighter who is legally mandated to report hoarded homes. In this case the hoarder is his wife, Eileen, and the house is his own. Eileen has destroyed not only her 3,200 sq. ft. home, but her relationships with her husband and six sons. Her son Steven has threatened to turn Eileen in to the health department if the living conditions are not improved for his four younger brothers.

  • 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.

  • 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.