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The Best Episodes of Hoarders

Updated March 28, 2020 1.2k votes 246 voters 15.2k views116 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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  • 1
    Sandra
    126
    16

    Sandra

    January 22, 2017

    Season9

    Episode Number6

    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
    100
    5

    Shanna/Lynda

    October 8, 2012

    Season6

    Episode Number4

    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
    48
    8

    Laura

    July 30, 2015

    Season7

    Episode Number10

    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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    Terry/Adelle
    51
    11

    Terry/Adelle

    December 3, 2012

    Season6

    Episode Number8

    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
    Judy
    22
    4

    Judy

    January 3, 2016

    Season8

    Episode Number1

    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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    Stacey/Roi
    20
    5

    Stacey/Roi

    August 15, 2011

    Season4

    Episode Number9

    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.

  • 7
    Augustine
    18
    4

    Augustine

    November 30, 2009

    Season2

    Episode Number1

    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.

  • 8
    Hannah/Kathy & Gary
    18
    5

    Hannah/Kathy & Gary

    January 3, 2011

    Season3

    Episode Number19

    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.

  • 9
    Phyllis/Janet
    18
    5

    Phyllis/Janet

    June 20, 2011

    Season4

    Episode Number1

    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.

  • 10
    Glen/Lisa
    14
    1

    Glen/Lisa

    January 10, 2011

    Season3

    Episode Number20

    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.

  • 11
    Jake/Shirley
    12
    0

    Jake/Shirley

    September 7, 2009

    Season1

    Episode Number4

    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.

  • 12
    Tara/Betty
    18
    7

    Tara/Betty

    August 31, 2009

    Season1

    Episode Number3

    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.

  • 13
    Andrew/Lydia
    17
    5

    Andrew/Lydia

    December 20, 2010

    Season3

    Episode Number17

    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.

  • 14
    Betty, Jill, Jake, Bill & Paul Update

    Season2

    Episode Number15

    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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    Cynthia/Ricky
    14
    4

    Cynthia/Ricky

    June 25, 2015

    Season7

    Episode Number5

    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.

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  • 16
    Augustine, Judi, Dennis/Nadene, Bob & Deborah

    Season4

    Episode Number3

    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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  • 17
    Deborah/Jim
    12
    2

    Deborah/Jim

    January 4, 2010

    Season2

    Episode Number6

    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.

  • 18
    Kerrylea/Lauren
    12
    2

    Kerrylea/Lauren

    September 14, 2009

    Season1

    Episode Number5

    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,

  • 19
    Susan/Michael
    11
    1

    Susan/Michael

    October 29, 2012

    Season6

    Episode Number7

    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/Bill
    14
    5

    Patty/Bill

    Sept 21 2009

    Season1

    Episode Number6

    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.
  • 21
    Jennifer & Ron/Jill
    12
    4

    Jennifer & Ron/Jill

    August 17, 2009

    Season1

    Episode Number1

    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.

  • 22
    Lloyd/Carol
    12
    4

    Lloyd/Carol

    November 15, 2010

    Season3

    Episode Number13

    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.

  • 23
    Dennis & Nadene/Erin & Malinda
    10
    1

    Dennis & Nadene/Erin & Malinda

    February 15, 2010

    Season2

    Episode Number12

    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.

  • 24
    Janet/Christina
    10
    1

    Janet/Christina

    January 18, 2010

    Season2

    Episode Number8

    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.

  • 25
    Jan/Bebe
    10
    1

    Jan/Bebe

    December 17, 2012

    Season6

    Episode Number10

    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.