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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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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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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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Shanna & Lynda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 6 Episode 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.
4
Jake/Shirley is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Adella / Teri is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Glen / Lisa is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Randy / Vicki is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Maggie & Ann is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Tara/Betty is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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Terry / Adelle is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Stacey / Roi is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Michelle / Kim is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Gordon & Gaye / Sir Patrick is listed (or ranked) 14 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.
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Kathleen/Margree is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Kevin / Mary is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Debra & Patty is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Michelle & Yama is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Ellen & Gloria is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
Celia & Nathan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Hoarders
Season 8 Episode 14: 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.
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Jennifer & Ron/Jill is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Augustine is listed (or ranked) 22 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.
23
Where Are They Now? is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Phyllis / Janet is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Judy is listed (or ranked) 25 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.