59-year-old widow Sylvia Stewart is struggling under the remnants of decades of out-of-control shopping. A self-confessed bargain hunter, Sylvia can easily spend up to £1000 per week, often buying multiples of the same items if it's at a good price. She estimates that she has spent around £100,000 on her hoard – amassing everything from furniture and ornaments, to dried flowers and empty milk bottles –but what used to give her pleasure has now turned into a living hell. Embarrassed by the state of her house, and with her son David desperate for his mother to change, Sylvia is determined to turn around her home and life. Sylvia's hoard includes: a 3ft-deep pile of used packaging and wrapping paper; over 100 unopened sewing patterns; hundreds of pens and balls of wool; thousands of books and magazines; over 500 packets of washing powder, and nine household irons. For antiques dealer Nick, the huge quantity of inexpensive household goods is a concern and he worries whether it will make enough to pay for interiors expert Abigail's makeover. Things soon look up when Nick discovers some potentially high-value antique furniture and jewellery in Sylvia's collection. But a trip to an auction house proves challenging for Sylvia who struggles to see her belongings sold. Can Nick and Abigail stay firm and help Sylvia finally get her life back?