I saw this show for the first time last night. How disturbing!! I know two people like this, my aunt, who has her entire garage filled with junk, and all of the rooms in her house are packed to the ceilings with boxes of junk. When my grandmother died, and everyone was going to her house after the funeral, I went to help clean up and I just got garbage bags and trashed everything. I had no idea about how freaked out she would get because I had never heard of this before. She was so upset that I threw away trash!! Then, I have a good friend who does this and she always blamed it on her mother-in-law, whose house she lived in. So, a friend of ours went in and helped her clean up the entire house, and held a garage sale for her. It took months of this kind lady's time. But, then the friend's house went right back into the mess it had been in the first place within a couple of months. She didn't change on the inside, so nothing changed. Her and her husband just bought a brand newly built house, and it was really beautiful, but it's been almost a year, and the place has become what their last house was. It's a shame.