Mary Lynn's 14 year-old-son Jacob would rather be in foster care than live with his own mother in her hoarded house. He recently fabricated a story about his mother beating him as a means of getting Child Protective Services involved. CPS now makes regular visits to the house and if Mary Lynn doesn't make progress fast she could lose her son forever. Home shopping junky, Ingrid, has let her hoarding take over her home. Unopened boxes fill rooms to the point that it is impossible to use almost the entire house. For years she's been suffering from a range of mysterious illness, and the source is hiding under all the clutter.