Patty and David Osbern appear to be living the American dream. Dave works as a Sales Engineering Manager with Schick USA and brings home 70k a year. They have a wonderful home with a two car garage in a nice neighbourhood. They have been married for over 21 years, but their marriage is falling apart because of Patty's compulsive hoarding and incessant shopping. Patty's hoarding has taken over the entire house, including the bedrooms of their two children.