A couple who both suffer from hoarding risk losing their children if they don’t comply with numerous citations given to them by the city. A woman’s food hoarding is so bad that she places herself at risk for food poisoning. A woman’s compulsive shopping has depleted her family’s finances to the point where her marriage has become strained. She must clean out and sell the family home as part of the divorce settlement. A man is at risk of eviction from his government subsidized housing as his apartment is filled with garbage, human feces, bottles, and cans. A woman’s compulsive shopping habits have taken over the entire house. Her children were removed by authorities as a result of the living conditions. A man’s hoard of both home renovation supplies and outdated materials is so bad that his common-law wife broke her arm tripping over a pile of his things. After seeming unfazed over the accident, he is given an ultimatum to clean up or move out. Adult Protective Services removed an elderly woman’s sick alcoholic husband from their home because of the hazardous conditions. The family’s financial problems are complicated by their schizophrenic daughter, who is also a hoarder. A woman who is an obsessive collector faces eviction if she fails to clean up her home. A young man, who also suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoards garbage (snack wrappers, empty bottles, and rotting food) in a two-bedroom townhouse he shares with his alcoholic father. An elderly woman’s animal hoard is so bad that every room of her home is cluttered with over 75 living and dead cats, cat feces, and urine soaked carpets and furniture. A couple are facing imminent foreclosure on two houses as a result of a decision to buy a second home to solve the wife’s lifelong hoarding problem. A woman’s relationship with her boyfriend is in danger as a result of her hoard, which has taken over their entire townhouse. A man has failed to meet three court-ordered deadlines to clean his yard which is filled with junk cars, scrap metal, and old appliances. A single mother is concerned about her hoarding behavior when her seven-year-old son begun to exhibit hoarding tendencies. Her son has cried hysterically over things like a rusty chain and an old used cotton ball when she attempts to throw them out.

A woman’s son was removed from her home as a teenager as a result of the squalid living conditions she lives in, and she now lives without water, gas, heat, or appliances. The courts have become involved and are forcing her to clean up. Time is running out for an elderly woman whose cluttered home has been condemned as a result of the squalid conditions that progressed over time to deteriorate the value of her house. A woman who was once a disciplined ballerina acquired most of her hoard from her deceased parents. Her house is so full of possessions and critters that she risks facing another winter without heat and water. After her son is stillborn, a woman tries to fill the void with possessions that jeopardize custody of her daughters. A man is at risk of eviction from his city-subsidized apartment filled with materials for art projects. The parents of four children must clean out their entire house or risk losing everything. A retired veterinarian’s dozens of costly collections have come at the expense of his marriage and lifestyle. A series of tragedies triggers hoarding that leads to a woman losing custody of her son to her ex-husband; Child Protective Services arrives with police at a couple’s squalid home to remove their four children. A woman risks losing her children and marriage as a result of her hoarding. She blames her hoarding on his alcoholism, and he blames her hoarding as the cause for the latter. A self-employed beekeeper struggles with compulsive hoarding as his daughter threatens to call Adult Protective Services on him if he doesn’t change his lifestyle for the sake of himself and his eight-month-old granddaughter. A woman’s family has been torn apart by her hoarding. Despite her threats of suicide, her family has given her an ultimatum to either clean up, or her husband will divorce her, and she will lose all contact with her children. A man who has been collecting hobby items since childhood is given an ultimatum by his girlfriend to either clean up or the relationship is over. Despite their mutual agreement to start a family, he is unsure how to begin. A woman’s hoarding has spun out of control following the death of her husband. She shops compulsively and has filled her home with supplies in hopes of redecorating the house. A former psychologist is literally suffocating beneath her things. She has filled her home with clothes for her twelve-year-old daughter. Although most of the clothing has been unworn for years, she refuses to part with it. She now must clean up before her health problems worsen. An elderly woman’s house needs major home repair, but she needs to clean it in order to do so before her surgery. A self-employed heating and refrigeration specialist ends up taking his work home with him. The house is filled with old refrigerators, tools, and supplies, which creates an unsafe environment for his toddler son. A firefighter’s coworkers worry his hoarding is affecting his job performance. A woman’s two sons suffer due to her unkempt home. A woman faces the loss of her mobile home and her daughter if she doesn’t get help for her hoarding. A single father must clean up his home if he hopes to keep his two special-needs children. A married couple blame each other for their hoarding compulsions. Two sisters whose parents were hoarders try and combat their own hoarding but find the process difficult. A woman’s hoarding threatens to tear apart a very large family unless she changes her ways. An elderly woman’s animal hoard is so bad that 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. A pharmaceutical sales rep risks unemployment if she can’t get her hoarding under control. In this special follow-up episode, Hoarders checks in on the progress of Jill, Jake, Betty, Bill, and Paul from the first season.

Daughters help their mom in an effort to clean her home to keep it from being condemned. A mother of two is threatened with divorce if she doesn’t stop hoarding. A hoarding couple and their adult children who are still living at home are given 72 hours to vacate their house if it isn’t cleaned. A man collects goblets, dolls, fountains, and artwork. A woman’s hoard is so bad that the city has condemned the house and has plans to demolish the property. A man is just weeks from a court date where he faces six months in jail if he doesn’t clean up his home and yard. A young woman’s seven-year-old daughter is so distraught about her mother’s hoarding that she has contemplated suicide. An elderly woman’s house is a collector’s dream but is destroying her marriage of 48 years to her husband. A woman in fragile health attempts to clean her home in a last chance attempt to unburden her family and give them back a home. A single mother’s hoard is so bad that her toddler son has been forced to sleep with her on the living room couch. An elderly woman is hoarding more than 30 sickly cats that have completely destroyed her home by using it as a litter box, which is also filled with piles of hoarded food and garbage. A thirty-year-old fifth grade teacher has already lost one job by bringing her hoard from home to the classroom. She now fears that her current job is at stake and that her three-year relationship with her boyfriend is in jeopardy as a result. A woman’s hoard is so bad that her son gave up his college scholarship for fear of leaving his sixteen-year-old sister home alone with their mother. A minister’s wife is struggling to come to terms with a couple of tragic losses and a strained marriage is giving her one last shot to clean, or their marriage is over. After losing a cousin on 9/11, a woman’s hoarding spiraled out of control, filling much of the house and part of the yard. Another woman’s hoard is so bad that her diabetic husband is unable to maneuver through the home by himself. A terminally ill woman’s hoard is so bad that it jeopardizes her recovery. A man’s hoard is so bad that he has been cited by the county to clean up his property or face jail time. A single mother’s hoard is so bad that her teenage son made up a story about her abusing him just to get into foster care. A woman’s impulsive shopping is so bad that the delivery people are advised to stop delivering to her home. A woman’s handbag collection has depleted her husband’s retirement fund. A former lawyer’s drug addiction and hoarding is fueled by thirteen years of grief following the loss of her three-month-old daughter. A man’s hoard is so bad that his three-year-old son was taken away by Child Protective Services after it was revealed he took his son on dumpster dives. A woman’s hoard is so bad that she and her husband were unaware that a homeless woman had been living in their cluttered basement. An elderly man suffering from dementia must clean up his property or face an enormous fine from the county. A woman’s hoard is so bad that her husband has threatened to divorce her if she refuses to part with her paper collection. A woman’s hoard is so bad that her husband is forced to sleep in his car in hot, humid weather. A woman’s hoard is largely obtained through theft, causing rifts in her family. A man’s hoard literally has forced city officials to condemn his home and put his grandchildren at risk to be apprehended by Child Protective Services. A woman’s hoard of dolls is so bad, that it has forced her husband, who is recuperating from surgery to retreat to a chair in the basement. The clutter on a man’s property has led to threats from the county to have him removed; the situation is complicated by a long-running dispute with his brother over the settlement of their late father’s estate, as well as the presence of a homeless man living in the backyard. A teenage girl asks for help controlling her hoarding, but her mother proves to be the real reason that nothing is ever thrown out at the house. A 19 year old man struggles with hoarding behavior, which he has acquired from his mother and fears he will continue to carry on her hoarding tendencies if he doesn’t get help. A woman whose son is paralyzed and soon to be released from hospital is forced to clean out her home to accommodate him, or risk having him placed in a nursing home against his will. A consignment shop owner risks losing both her home and business, after it is revealed she is near bankruptcy after blowing through an inheritance fund on items for her store. A woman’s hoard is so bad, that she risks putting her marriage of over 40 years in jeopardy as a result of being unable to part with her belongings. A woman’s property is cluttered with farm animals, many of which are in poor health and garbage to the point where she is forced to sleep in a windowless single-wide trailer with her chickens. A hoarding couple faces eviction after it is revealed that their rental home has been damaged by the rabbits which have roamed around the house freely, destroying the property in the process. A man’s rat collection has forced him to retreat to a shed in his backyard. A woman, who hoarded her father’s home faces eviction if she does not clean up and part with many of her animals.