On "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on TLC) Mary's hoarding had gotten so out of control that she was in danger of losing her home after city code inspectors condemned it.
Her sister Penny agreed to help Mary clean out the house, but even after filling up six dumpsters with trash, the task seemed insurmountable and they gave up.
Mary moved in with Penny at her home in Florida.
Four weeks later, with some rooms still full of stuff, city code inspector Buddy Singer went in to assess the state of the house.
He acknowledged that the sisters had made some good progress, but that there was probably at least another four dumpsters' worth of stuff still in there. "Seems to me like they'd had enough," he said. "They just left."
As he locked up the condemned house, Singer said it would need "major renovations" before it could be habitable again.
"Hoarding: Buried Alive" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.
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