The average home in the UK contains more than £1,000 of unwanted waste, and according to research compiled by Storage Solutions, space station more than two-thirds of people have found something strange disinfecting their homes.
Artificial teeth, an umbilical cord and an old car are just some of the weird and wonderful items Brits have found, along with 28% of those over the age of 65 finding old coins. Vlatka Lake, Storage Expert at space station reveals the strangest things found in new homes.
Vlatka said: “With the property market booming, many Brits are considering selling their homes, moving into new homes and clearing their storage areas.
“People use self storage for a number of different reasons, and our research has uncovered some really unexpected and weird elements. Here at space station We are always looking for the most interesting and cool items that come to our units! When the unit is ready to be rented out, our staff is on hand to make sure it is emptied, cleaned, and ready for the next rental, with no “luggage” left.
1. Umbilical cord and clamps
One of the strangest and most bizarre things that have been found was the umbilical cord and clasps found by a person living in Nottingham. Research has found that 1 in 20 people from northern England, have found an old family secret in their new home.
2. Grenade from World War II
People in the southeast of England had the highest numbers for finding something illegal in their homes compared to other areas. With one individual from the West Midlands who found a live bomb from World War II while doing renovations to their home. The police were called to dispose of her and fortunately no one was hurt. When it comes to
Another strange, but common find, was a jar under some floorboards on a rented property in London. Of the people surveyed, 19% of London residents found something the previous occupant had left behind.
4. Head and torso model
A man from southwest England found a mannequin’s head and torso while cleaning their grandparents’ house.
5. Vintage Car
Perhaps the most beautiful thing found was an old car in the north of the UK. Vintage cars have proven popular with gasoline engines over the years, so finding something like this in a storage unit can be financially beneficial. Research shows that one in eight (12%) 18-24 year olds said they found something rare or valuable when moving to a new home. In 2020, the average selling price of a classic car was £38,984 3 And it continues to rise with the cost of living crisis.
6. False teeth
Here’s one thing you don’t want to find when cleaning an old relative’s house, and that’s his false teeth! One family in Edinburgh found a few sets of false teeth for their uncle.
7. Stuffed cat
This was not a common response, and I think you can agree that it is a rare find with an unlucky person who found a stuffed cat in their new home in Nottingham.
8. Underwear for ex-owners
Behind a submersible fireplace, a pair of used underwear was found thanks to the previous owners of a property in Cardiff.
9. Recipe 1970
A young Glasgow woman reported finding a prescription dating back to the 1970s when scanning her new property. Fortunately, I got rid of the old prescription immediately.