In November 2007, millions of viewers watched in disbelief as organizational expert Peter Walsh helped Sharyn face the truth about her home, her stuff and her life. After her family turned her in to The Oprah Show for hoarding, Sharyn became the most asked about person of the entire season!
Getting Sharyn and her husband Marvin out of the piles of clutter seemed to be an insurmountable task, but they took it one object at a time. Below the mountains of mess, Peter and the family discovered the house was not only unlivable—it was dangerous. They found everything from mold and mice nests to food from 1994. Peter told Sharyn there was nothing in her home that was worth risking her health.
Sharyn and Marvin moved in with family while Peter and a team of more than 100 people took nearly two months to clean out the house. Sharyn didn't realize how far her hoarding had gone until she saw that the items from her home filled a 10,000-square-foot warehouse.
After seven weeks, Sharyn and Marvin returned home to see the results. "I was a sick person, and there was a monster inside of me that had been unleashed," Sharyn said. "I will never, ever do this again."