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Most random find in a new house?

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ContraryToPopularBelief Thu 17-Jan-19 22:37:58

So we picked up our keys for our new house today. The sellers have been so nice. The house is super clean and they've left thoughtful things like a hedge clipper and lawnmower. All good.

However... on the back of one of the bedroom doors there is a sheep's skull!!!! 😱

Utterly random! So what's the most random thing your found when you moved in to a new house?

Youvegotafriendinme Thu 17-Jan-19 22:45:15

Apart from half their rubbish in every possible place angry the weirdest had to be the glass fish bowl, still with gravel in, filled with magnum sticks in the cupboard under the stairs. I can just see it now “finished with your magnum Dwife, let me collect that in the fish bowl for you” hmm

Dothehappydance Thu 17-Jan-19 22:49:04

Nothing quite like that, a child toilet seat, cricket pads and a scary looking teddy in our first house.

Nothing much in the new house, but there was an identical school made key hook that dh had also made 35 years ago. (Their children were about 20 years younger)

bloated1977 Thu 17-Jan-19 22:50:07

Used tampons in the loft!!!

choppolata Thu 17-Jan-19 22:53:13

A giant cupboard behind a mirror. Didn't find it for months!

ContraryToPopularBelief Thu 17-Jan-19 22:54:51

Used tampons!!!🤮

Elisheva Thu 17-Jan-19 22:55:12

A boob job catalogue.

Amibeingnaive Thu 17-Jan-19 22:55:50

A stuffed bird nailed to a tree in the garden.

bananapeanutbutterandtoast Thu 17-Jan-19 22:56:49


KurriKurri Thu 17-Jan-19 22:57:17

When my sister moved into her new house years ago, she thought she saw somthing move in the garden - went to have a look and found a very skinny mangy lurcher tied to a tree, desperately malnourished and basically at deaths door.

She took him to the vet, who thought he was past saving, but she paid a fortune to get his mange treated (took weeks and weeks to cure), brought him home cleaned him up, fed him up and kept him, and he got better. And a very very lovely sweet gentle dog he turned out to be. But it was a bit of a surprise on the day she moved !

Bunnyhop1502 Thu 17-Jan-19 22:58:23

We moved into a new build estate and my neighbour’s loft had been essentially fly-tipped with one of the contractors unwanted junk. Old records, dog toys and a what looked suspiciously like an urn for ashes.

Impatientwino Thu 17-Jan-19 23:02:20

We found 4 brussel sprouts in the fridge. Seems tame compared with some things on this thread but I just can't work out how someone empties their entire fridge (and house!!!) but leaves 4 Brussels behind!

Aaahhhbump Thu 17-Jan-19 23:02:59

Two baggies is cocaine in the sofa and the drawers in the 'new' kitchen were the fronts glued on to the carcass.

Epiphany52 Thu 17-Jan-19 23:04:21

When we moved into our first house it was totally filthy. As I started cleaning and unpacking I realized they had left loads of plates and bowels behind in the kitchen!
She knocked on the door the next day to get them. I was a bit surprised as the kitchen was so disgusting - floor was sticky - I would have been embarrassed to return.

SpottedTiger Thu 17-Jan-19 23:04:34

Sex toys

Heratnumber7 Thu 17-Jan-19 23:04:56

Well, when the evening came on the first day, we "found" that the sellers had taken the light bulbs. Every last one of them.
It was summer, so dark late, and in the days when supermarkets closed at a sensible time.

MiddleoftheRoad Thu 17-Jan-19 23:05:02

Nothing along the realms of used tampons..

But, the vendors were horrid. I never wanted to see them again.

In addition to an assortment of abandoned tyres, broken plumbing and upside down door handles, there was a caricature sketch of the vendors. I'm still haunted by the grinning, distorted faces, complete with the brutish vendor's chunky gold chain and sovereign rings. The estate agent had seen those rings up close when said thug charged into the EA office and snapped the 'Sold' sign in half.

GrapesAndCheese Thu 17-Jan-19 23:05:22

Not as exciting as some of these.. but I found a squirreled away photo of the ex-owners in which the wife has got her middle finger up behind (what I can only assume is) her parents/PILs head. I think she maybe thought she wasn't in the shot and hid it. We posted it on to their forwarding address to be helpful grin

ladybird69 Thu 17-Jan-19 23:06:04

Our architecture found a huge hidden void on our plans/footprint. One huge sledgehammer and half day later. Huge room sized void full of men’s ‘ladies clothing shoes etc , let your mind go! Piles of magazines. Filled an entire skip. Nothing would ever surprise me again.

Heratnumber7 Thu 17-Jan-19 23:06:10

I would hate to find bowels in the kitchen though grin

AirandMungBeans Thu 17-Jan-19 23:06:44

We found a photo of a woman's crotch inside the old water tank in our loft, along with a bunch of old diy magazines from the early nineties.

Riotingbananas Thu 17-Jan-19 23:06:52

A dead rat in a trap in the kitchen cupboard.

ladybird69 Thu 17-Jan-19 23:06:57

Aah architect*

Fluffyears Thu 17-Jan-19 23:08:26

We live in a new build andnone of the neighbours found a plastic bottle filled with piss hidden in their loft in the insulation. The theory is that the builders used it to avoid having to climb down and walk back across the site to the portaloo. Someone else found empty crisp and sweet packets behind kitchen units.

Christmastreeohchritmastree Thu 17-Jan-19 23:09:25

Needles, syringes and animal hearts in large test tubes!! The previous person was a Dr apparantly!!

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