Just weeks before he died, Adella’s estranged husband asked their daughter to help her mother clean up one last time. Adella’s hoarding has already cost her a previous house, her marriage and relationships with her children. Now, despite years of conflict, her daughters feel they must honor their father by helping to save their mother’s home from being condemned by the city. Teri’s husband is so fed up with her hoarding that he is threatening divorce. The couple’s two young children are forced to live in a home so cluttered that the front door doesn’t fully open. They suffer from severe asthma, and each child shares a bed with parents who no longer speak with one another. Conditions are so bad that Dr. Zasio feels legally compelled to call Child Protective Services soon after arriving at the home.