Feeling badly about that pile of unwashed laundry in the corner? Never fear! Just watch this clip from the season debut of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Wed. Feb. 13 at 9:00 p.m., TLC) and you will instantly feel a lot better about your housekeeping skills while still feeling awfully depressed about the hoarder du jour, Karen.
New Jersey resident Karen is a mother who is not only struggling to save her house, but also keep her children. With the help of not only a licensed psychologist but also a hauling team leader who recruits the help of the local community, Karen starts to chip away at the problem that began following the devastating losses of two husbands and a child. Tasked with almost the impossible of cleaning years of hoarding within a 48 hour window, this family must meet the strict requirements of Child Protective Services in order to keep Karen's teen boys out of foster care.
See? I told you that little pile of laundry didn't look so bad!
Liane Bonin Starr is an author, screenwriter and former writer for EW.com. Her byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety and a lot of other places. Her last book was called "a scandalously catty, guilty pleasure" by Jane magazine. Expect the same from Starr Raving.
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