The Road to Recovery
Oprah stands by crates of Sharyn's belongings.
Sharyn and Marvin lived in a tiny path between mountains of clothes, gifts and other debris in their home—until organizational expert Peter Walsh stepped in. With his help, a team of 100 people spent eight weeks digging out 75 tons of garbage from their 3,000-square-foot house.

The trash is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to all those dumpsters full of garbage, Sharyn and Marvin had accumulated 1,800 crates worth of toys, clothes, gifts, crafts, books and other belongings—enough to fill three semitrailers. A moment of truth finally comes for Sharyn when she sees all the things that had been crammed into her home displayed on rows of tables and bins in a 10,000-square-foot warehouse.