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Hoarding Buried Alive

Clearing the Clutter: Helping Those Who Hoard and Finding Personal Healing in the Process

Ceci Garrett | Posted 07.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ceci Garrett

Although my career has taken me into many hoarded homes and nightmarish childhoods like my own, I work hard to keep my children from these experiences.

Hoarding Can Really Ruin A Relationship

Posted 03.14.2014 | Weird News

Every lover comes with some baggage, but some come with houses full of trash. Just ask Lauren, whose boyfriend, a 55-year-old man identified only ...

Confessions of an Ex-Hoarder

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.01.2014 | Books
Marty Kaplan

There's no mystery why I've saved so much stuff: to prove that I'm alive, that I'm someone, that my trail on this earth is worth preserving. My fear of letting go of those boxes is the fear of mortality, the fear of not having become worthy enough to investigate and document.

Want To Move Into A Duplex Next To A Hoarder?

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 11.28.2013 | TV

The situation was an absolute mess on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" for Kyle and his girlfriend of three years, Lynn. Three years ago, Kyle worked full tim...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Biohazard Expert Falls Through Floor

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

A pair of identical twins got the spotlight on the latest episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive." Patty and Phyllis considered themselves "compulsive col...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Even Ron Jeremy Can't Help

Posted 03.28.2013 | TV

Even porn star Ron Jeremy couldn't help Louise climb out from under her massive hoard. The porn star showed up on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" to work wit...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Woman Has Bowl Filled With Cockroaches

Posted 03.21.2013 | TV

There are people who hoard stuff and there are people who hoard animals. And then there is Kay on "Hoarding: Buried Alive." She is not an animal hoard...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Dog Pees On Used Cadaver Pads

Posted 03.07.2013 | TV

A year ago, the city had to come to Rhonda's house and completely clean it out. So why was she on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" a year later? Clearly, she ...

EXCLUSIVE: Hoarder's 93-Year-Old Mom Held Hostage In Clutter

Posted 02.19.2013 | TV

On "Hoarding: Buried Alive," David dreams of making it big as a rock star, but his hoarding has put his 93-year-old mother's life in danger. Compu...

Publishing Talk: Hey, Did Somebody Write My Book?

Gina Barreca | Posted 12.18.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

As someone who has been writing about women and comedy forever, I am a hive of conflicting and buzzing feelings about a new book on the subject being published this week.

Man Fills Five Houses With His Collection On 'Hoarding: Buried Alive' Finale

Posted 09.03.2012 | TV

Most hoarders are content to fill one home with their collections, but on the "Hoarding: Buried Alive" finale (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC), we met a man w...

Check Out The $500,000 Hoard On 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

Posted 08.27.2012 | TV

Monte had a custom-built, 4,000-sq. ft. home, but she couldn't enjoy any of it. Not with what she estimated was $500,000 worth of stuff strewn about. ...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Bad Enough To Give A Worker Nightmares

Posted 08.20.2012 | TV

Viewers of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) hear all the time about how terrible some of the homes spotlighted smell. With years, and...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Cancer-Stricken Man Reunited With Children

Posted 08.13.2012 | TV

Gary is a long-time hoarder who hasn't seen his children in more than 20 years. The latest "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) showed th...

Human Waste Covers Home After Septic Flood On 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

Posted 08.06.2012 | TV

This week, viewers saw what was easily one of the most disgusting homes seen yet on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC), thanks to a sep...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Kitchen Catches Fire During Clean-Up

Posted 09.22.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC), a fire erupted in the kitchen of Laura's home, bringing to life one of the...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Is This The Densest Hoard Yet?

Posted 07.16.2012 | TV

Dr. Rebecca Beaton has seen a lot of hoards through her years as a psychologist. Viewers have gone along with her on some pretty extreme cases on "Hoa...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Elvis Impersonator Lost And Broken

Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

It was a heartbreaking episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) as 51-year old Elvis impersonator Cary was the sole story of the h...

Elvis Fan Goes Too Far On 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 07.06.2012 | TV

We've seen a lot of very emotional moments on TLC's "Hoarding: Buried Alive," but this next new episode (Sun., July 8, 9 p.m. ET) might be one of the ...

What To Watch On TV This Week

Posted 07.03.2012 | TV

Thanks to the Fourth of July holiday, it's a fairly subdued week for primetime programming. But if you don't feel like splashing out on fireworks ...

Hoarder's Husband Catches Her Lying To Keep Her Stuff

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

Viewers of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 8 p.m. EST on TLC) first met Shelley and her husband Gene back in 2010. Then, Shelley's hoarding was seriou...

What To Watch This Week

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 05.05.2012 | TV

TV is chock-full of celebrities this week. Katy Perry makes an appearance as a not-so-glamorous prison guard on Fox's "Raising Hope" on Tuesday. Se...

An Unfixable Home On 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

Posted 03.05.2012 | TV

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 cit...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Dead And Rotting Rats In House

Posted 02.20.2012 | TV

On Sunday night's episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on TLC) viewers were introduced to Faye. She became a hoarder after two fai...

Is This The Worst 'Hoarding' House Yet?

Posted 02.13.2012 | TV

Many viewers have probably wondered how anyone can enter some of the squalid, over-stuffed homes featured on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ES...