What's the strangest thing you've found in a new home?

Published: 16 Jan 2008 08:45

Phone books on a shelf, a pan in the oven, keys that don't seem to have lock to match... It's not unusual that people leave a few "presents" behind when they move. But we bet you've found some really interesting things!

Tell us, what's the most interesting thing you've ever found in a new home?



Added: 16 Jan 2008 09:05

we were disturbed by a scratching on our door. This turned out to be caused by a puppy belonging to the previous occupants, who was evedently more attatched to his former home than his owners. Despite returning him to his owners (who lived 7 miles away)several times he kept returning. After some discussion we became the pround owners of a puppy named Scamp, and we are only slightly concerned that he may find his way home after our move next week.

Posted by Too many moves, recommended by 7399 people | Recommend

Added: 16 Jan 2008 09:06

We recently pulled down old wallpaper to find a wall that had been extensively decorated by the previous tenants' children. We felt terribly guilty covering it over again, so we took photos and mailed them to the parents.

Posted by Chocolate Teapot, recommended by 8802 people | Recommend

Added: 22 Jan 2008 15:55

14" shiny red stilettos, long blond hair wigs, large false strap-on breasts, pink spandex tights and lots and lots of duct tape! I think the previous occupant must have been an actor :)

Posted by mercury, recommended by 7609 people | Recommend

Added: 24 Mar 2008 17:18

Apart from the obvious cobwebs in and around the radiators I found numerous kiddies socks and little toys, so have started a carrier bag for them for when they call for post!

Posted by chris, recommended by 7201 people | Recommend

Added: 18 Sep 2008 21:10

Found old dry chicken bones in kitchen drawer.

Not nice.

Posted by ERP, recommended by 6930 people | Recommend

Added: 20 Sep 2008 22:23

Found a jar of black gunge hidden away in the old fire grate, also found a Tawiz (asian curse) scrawled on a piece of paper, hidden under the old wallpaper by the front door...weird!

Posted by Xypher, recommended by 6833 people | Recommend

Added: 23 Sep 2008 16:43

Previous owner left a wardrobe (which was full of clothes), a crutch and her contraceptive pills -nice! Friend of mine found a half used tube of Anusol in the fridge (presume for extra soothing...).

Posted by NN, recommended by 6665 people | Recommend

Added: 19 Jan 2009 13:05

I've found pubic hairs (lots) in the freezer, and a rather unpleasant item in the toilet. The latter had obviously been there for many weeks and left a nice brown "halo" behind, which my husband very kindly scrubbed off.

Posted by lee-lee, recommended by 6484 people | Recommend