Hoarder's Son Feels 'Like a Dog in a Cage'


In this sneak peek of "Hoarding: Buried Alive," the parents of three children struggle with the prospect of losing their children to foster care if they can't clean up the mounds of clutter swallowing their home.

"Hoarding: Buried Alive" exposes the homes of extreme hoarders and explores the psychology behind their compulsion to accumulate & store large quantities of nonessential things. With the help of expert therapists & organizers, the hoarders
attempt to unlock the key to their obsessions in hopes of reclaiming
their lives.

Watch the video to see whether the efforts of the mother's parents -- along with organizational therapists -- can persuade her to take drastic action to rid her home of clutter for the sake of her kids.

Plus, watch a Dallas woman's desperate attempt to overcome her compulsion to collect mounds of inanimate objects, including stuffed frogs and penguins. Catch "Hoarding: Buried Alive" Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on TLC.