Posts tagged "hoarders"

This Man’s Life Savings Is In The Form Of Beanie Babies

We all though about it at one point or another. Okay, I did. Surely, Beanie Babies will be worth millions someday! Don’t you dare cut off that heart-shaped Ty tag! You could sell Patti the Platypus on eBay for probably thousands of dollars by 2010.
Unfortunately, such days have yet to come. Despite this disappointment, Chri…

Mary Odell / August 11, 2013

Confession: I Am An Email Hoarder

For the most part, I’m a pretty neat and tidy gal. I make my bed every morning, my apartment is almost always spotless, and I’m really anal about having a pretty high level of order in all areas of my life. But there is one area in my life where my OCD tendencies are nowhere…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 11, 2013

8 Celebrity Hoarders

Kristin Chenoweth may look perfect and perky, but she has a secret. A secrethoarding problem. The “GCB” star was on “Ellen” this week and confessed to having a large stockpile of quarters. “I love quarters,” she squealed. “I obsess on saving them…. I have jars of quarters. I stash them away and the minute I get home…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2012

7 Celebrity Hoarders

Mackenzie Phillips is back on TV and this time she is shedding “the last vestige of the junkie [she] used be.” No, she’s not on “Celebrity Rehab” again, she’s on the OWN network’s “Extreme Clutter” with Peter Walsh. Yep, she has a little hoarding problem. She says her “hidden clutter,” which is mostly family memorabilia,…

Ami Angelowicz / December 29, 2011

Master Of Puppets, Hoarder Of All!

You guys, I would never make fun of another person’s mental health issues. Never. However, when this clip for “Hoarding: Buried Alive: ENSLAVED BY PUPPETS” (the full episode aired last night) popped up in my inbox, well…. Reads the copy on the press release:”Donna was living her dream, performing as a professional ventriloquist i…

Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2011

Doll-Hoarding Grandmother Forced To Face Facts

By day, she’s a certified nursing assistant in Griffin, Georgia, but by night, Phyllis, a grandmother in her 60s, has a shocking secret: She’s addicted to doll collecting.

She has more than 50,000 of them, according to the A&E series, “Hoarders,” which featured Phyllis on the season premiere episode that aired on June…

Huffington Post Weird News / June 25, 2011

Hoarding: An Existential Crisis?

Before it had a name, I was obsessed with hoarding. I remember seeing an episode of “The Oprah Show” in the early 2000s where a woman allowed the show’s cameras into her home to reveal the unfathomable clutter inside. There was so much stuff that her family could barely find their way through the labyrinth…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2011

There’s A Cow In My Freezer: Think I Need A Shrink?

Hi, my name is Amy, and I’m a freezer hoarder. It all started about eight years ago, when we bought a house and a nice big fridge to go with it. At first it was innocent: Some extra bagels, homemade granola, some nuts I didn’t want to go bad.

Then I started saving little…

The Stir / January 20, 2011

Are We Ready For The Rat Hoarder?

I’ve seen every episode of “Hoarders.” I survived Sir Patrick the leprechaun, the doll hoarder, the human waste hoarder, the family of hoarders. I was confident that after two seasons of desensitization, there wasn’t any kind hoard that could shock me. Oh, how wrong I was. Since I saw the preview, I have bee…

Ami Angelowicz / January 7, 2011

Doll Hoarding Is Very Scary

I usually watch “Hoarders” every week as an incentive to clean my apartment and throw unnecessary crap away. Every once in a while, one of the hoarders really gets to me. A couple of moths ago, it was Sir Patrick, the leprechaun hoarder. This week, it’s Susan, the doll hoarder. After her “doll house” wa…

Ami Angelowicz / December 8, 2010

Girl Talk: My Mother Is A Hoarder

The smell of ammonia—a holdover from when the cat was sick—is the first thing I notice, before the dust seeps into my nostrils, making my eyes itch. The door doesn’t fully open, blocked by boxes in the entryway. The piles of craft projects, winter coats, and litter are pushing out from the walls, trying to…

Cassandra Dalton / October 26, 2010

Meet Sir Patrick, The Leprechaun Hoarder

I didn’t think it was possible for “Hoarders” to get any better than it was last season. Wrong! I was catching up on a few episodes from season two and they’ve taken the show to a whole new level—they’ve found an entire family of hoarders! But no one has blown the lid off my head…

Ami Angelowicz / September 15, 2010

Primetime PJ Party: “Hoarders”

One of my favorite hobbies is making my dude bestie, John DeVore, watch my favorite crap TV shows and convincing him that it’s actually time well spent. It’s so much fun, I decided to make the process a regular video feature on The Frisky called “Primetime PJ Party.” In each episode, I force Joh…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2010

Girl Talk: I Lived With A Hoarder

Have you been watching “Hoarders” on A&E? If you’re unfamiliar, each episode documents the lives of two of the estimated three million Americans who are so compulsive about accumulating crap of all kinds that they’ve lost the ability to function normally.

Until I was assigned this story, I didn’t watch it. I like crappy…

Judy McGuire / December 3, 2009

Is Paris Hilton A Hoarder?

British TV presenter Fearne Cotton recently toured Paris Hilton’s closet, and while we always suspected Paris owned a lot of crap, like Fearne, we were completely shocked by just how much stuff she has crammed in her shoe closet (which used to be a gym) and jewelry storage space converted from a sauna. I…

Erin Flaherty / October 23, 2009

Meet Jill: She Hoards Rotten Food

Last night was the premiere episode of my new favorite show ever — “Hoarders” on A&E. Similar to “Intervention” and “Obsessed,” “Hoarders” followed two stories of people with this OCD-related disease. Jennifer and Ron are both hoarders whose messy (ha!) ways are greatly impacting the home they have set up for their three…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2009