Hoarders: Ep 5 Missy / Alex & Paul.
Christina has a breakdown when she realizes that she's keeping more items than she's throwing away. Organizer Standolyn and therapist Dr. Zasio reassure her that she's making real progress.
After being frustrated at the fast pace of the cleanup process Dale and Professional Organizer, Christina, have a discussion about Christina's methods.
Todd's dad, Tim, doesn't display much sympathy for his son's hoarding disorder and expresses frustration at Todd's poor care of some of his more valuable possessions. As they clean, Tim and therapist Robi discuss what lies at the root of hoarding.
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. Dale is at risk of eviction from his city subsidized housing because his apartment is filled with "found objects" that he hopes to one day turn into works of art. After he repeatedly failed to meet deadlines for cleaning, the court began the process to stop his housing subsidy. He won't be eligible for another three years and has no other place to go.
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Diana and her daughter, Reba, discuss the deplorable state of Reba's bedroom, and Diana has a difficult time accepting any responsibility for its condition.
Matt sits on top of Susan's hoard. With a renewed desire to clean and make progress the team attacks the piles, and looks for a lost wedding ring. They find the ring which prompts Dr. Zasio to counsel Susan about precious items versus useless ones.
The hidden dangers of prison dining give teens food for thought.
Hoarders: Ep. 0 - Linda / Steven.
Jason and Susan sort through Augustine's clothing piled high in one of the bedrooms in her house, while Susan explains to Jason that Augustine has sprinkled flea poison intended for outdoor use on her dirty clothing to combat the flea problem inside.
Linda's son finds an old portrait that Linda has trouble parting with. Then tensions rise as her children encourage her to donate her unused exercise equipment, leading to a minor blow-up.
Dawn and Dr. Hannan discuss her extensive 9-11 collection. The collection means a lot to Dawn unlike some of her past collecting due to the loss of her firefighter cousin during September 11th.
Hoarders- not only captures the drama as experts work to put each hoarder on the road to recovery but also highlights the individual's inner challenges and triumphs. Although cleaning marks the first step of tackling this disorder, success is not definite. For some individuals, throwing away the tiniest object is so mentally traumatizing that they will not be able to allow the cleaning process to go onno matter how it may impact their future. For others, professional help and an organizer's instruction give them the strength to let go. At the end of each episode we'll find out who has been able to keep their hoarding behavior under control and who has fallen into the deep end of this painful disease.
Janet's plan to ship her unwanted items to her sister in Utah is met with opposition by her daughters; she and organizer Dorothy talk about their goals and what a better plan might be.
Geralin discusses Mary Lynn's shopping and spending habits. Mary Lynn has justified her excessive purchasing by considering it to be "saving" since purchases are made a thrift stores.
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