Things People Found While Doing Some Quarantine Cleaning

Spring cleaning is one of those things that we all know we have to do once a year, but none of us really look forward to it. Except this year, we don’t really have many options for what else to do with our time, so why not get to those chores you’ve been putting off?

These people did, and they found some pretty amazing things in the process.

What A Piece Of History

the newspaper from the day of the queens corination
Photo Credit: Reddit / PianoJkprd001
Photo Credit: Reddit / PianoJkprd001

This newspaper is from the day of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. It does and doesn’t seem like something that happened a long time ago. It’s one of those moments in history that we’re still in.

That’s Quite The Collection

a collection of old cellphones
Photo Credit: Reddit / kupus0
Photo Credit: Reddit / kupus0

Who else had a whole huge collection of cell phones like this? It’s absolutely wild to think that at one time, we didn’t have the smartphones we have now, and texts used to cost 10 cents.

Wow, So Flashy

jeans decorated to look like a Joni Mitchell album
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Ash_Barnwell
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Ash_Barnwell

While this person was cleaning, they found a pair of jeans they decorated when they were young to look like the cover of their favorite Joni Mitchell album. They’re actually pretty good.

Has Anyone Seen These Before?

Uno cards that are waterproof
Photo Credit: Reddit / MumboTheStarlow
Photo Credit: Reddit / MumboTheStarlow

Whoever stumbled upon these in their cleaning is so lucky! Imagine the possibilities with a waterproof set of Uno cards. There is now literally nowhere that you can’t kick butt and take names.

That’s One Old Game

monopoly game from 1925
Photo Credit: Imgur
Photo Credit: Imgur

Speaking of cool games…this Monopoly set is from 1925! It’s wild to think that the game has been around that long, creating life-long family feuds since day one, there’s no doubt.

Are These Antiques Now?

An old Blockbuster membership card
Photo Credit: Twitter / @GreeneMachine82
Photo Credit: Twitter / @GreeneMachine82

Little did we all know, back in the Blockbuster days, that many of us were living out what would turn into some of our fondest memories. RIP Blockbuster, you were a real one.

Talk About A Blast From The Past

an old gameboy and ipod
Photo Credit: Twitter / @byegalorex
Photo Credit: Twitter / @byegalorex

An iPod Nano, an iPod Shuffle, and a Game Boy Advance? This person must have been the coolest kid in school, because these all came out when it was rare to have cool tech like that.

The ‘Save’ Button

old floppy disks
Photo Credit: Instagram / @chrisosche
Photo Credit: Instagram / @chrisosche

This person found a whole stack of floppy disks and has nowhere to check what’s still on them! There is a whole generation of kids out there who don’t even know what they are.

Isn’t That Fancy

an old straight razor kit
Photo Credit: Reddit / hanoverfiste23
Photo Credit: Reddit / hanoverfiste23

It’s great when you come across something that you might not be too familiar with, like this person who found their grandfather’s old straight razor kit. Be careful with those, though!

Cue The Crying

kids found letters their parents used to send one another
Photo Credit: Twitter / @teyaahjy
Photo Credit: Twitter / @teyaahjy

These people found some beautiful old love letters that were written by their parents to one another back before we had smartphones. Anyone else feeling nostalgic for the older ways of life yet?

What Even Is This Thing?

an old school calculator
Photo Credit: Reddit / eggnooddlericecake
Photo Credit: Reddit / eggnooddlericecake

Turns out that this old beauty is a calculator that was used by this person’s great-great-grandma. It still has the instructions with it and everything! Have the times ever changed.

Not Sure What To Make Of This

Shrek facemask
Photo Credit: Twitter / @marlenaboesch
Photo Credit: Twitter / @marlenaboesch

This is some kind of weird Shrek-inspired face mask that I’m guessing turned you a very specific shade of green. Let’s hope that it isn’t swamp-scented, because that would be a no-go.

Anyone Else Find These Mildly Terrifying?

old Christian comic books
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ChristnNitemare
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ChristnNitemare

These great looking vintage comic books are actually very strong in their Christian message, and while there is nothing wrong with that, they could have been a little less heavy-handed.

Let’s Hope It Still Works

an old school original Nintendo console
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TriciaKyla01
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TriciaKyla01

Games have advanced so much these days, but nothing will compare to those original games that we all grew up loving. Who else remembers blowing on them when they didn’t work right?

What A Masterpiece

a statue found in a grandparent's basement
Photo Credit: Reddit / Lumso
Photo Credit: Reddit / Lumso

It’s hard to know where this came from, or why this person’s grandparents had it, but what we do know is that when this person fixes it up, it’s going to be a great conversation starter.

Well, This Is A New One

an old can of dehydrated broccoli
Photo Credit: Reddit / cuddlebundlez
Photo Credit: Reddit / cuddlebundlez

This person did a deep dive into their cabinets and storage and found this gem. It’s a can of dehydrated broccoli that their parents stocked up on during the Y2K scare, which was 20 years ago.

What A Find

a silver bar
Photo Credit: Reddit / Abyss-Base-Jumper
Photo Credit: Reddit / Abyss-Base-Jumper

This guy was helping his grandparents clean out their attic and stumbled across what, you ask? Oh, just a silver bar that’s worth somewhere in the ballpark of $1,600. Nothing wrong with that.

This Is So Beautiful

lightbulb with a flower filament
Photo Credit: Reddit / Proteon
Photo Credit: Reddit / Proteon

Even though it looks like the filament that’s flower-shaped, it’s actually a tiny neon lamp inside where the electrodes are shaped like flowers. Either way, it makes for an amazing lightbulb.

Some Old-School Stuff There

an old nursing kit
Photo Credit: Reddit / Crepes_for_days3000
Photo Credit: Reddit / Crepes_for_days3000

This was found in their family’s basement storage, and it belonged to their grandmother who worked as a nurse. It’s an old nursing travel kit, complete with the tiny vial of medical cocaine.

They’re Nearly Perfect

old cans of pop perfectly perserved
Photo Credit: Reddit / SeeWhatEyeSee
Photo Credit: Reddit / SeeWhatEyeSee

These nearly perfect cans were found in the attic and were left by whoever lived in the house prior to the current owners. It makes you wonder if they were saving them for something.

Someone Loved Photography

some old school cameras
Photo Credit: Twitter / @SqPegPinhole
Photo Credit: Twitter / @SqPegPinhole

This stash of old cameras probably took pictures of tons of memories that are still cherished to this day. I’m also willing to bet this person is a big fan of their Instagram account these days.

Another Throwback

original Netflix packaging
Photo Credit: Twitter / @AnderwCrow
Photo Credit: Twitter / @AnderwCrow

Remember when Netflix wasn’t a streaming service, but was instead a service that mailed you movies and then you mailed them back? Man, have we come a long way from that.

Talk About An Old Televison

a very old Zenith TV
Photo Credit: Reddit / Rogation
Photo Credit: Reddit / Rogation

They found this in their grandparents’ attic. They never got rid of it because it still worked, and they just wanted to upgrade. What a neat feat it would be to get that up and running.

Did Anyone Else Have Neopets?

an old Neopets contract
Photo Credit: Twitter / @nogammarays
Photo Credit: Twitter / @nogammarays

Remember when you had to print out this consent form and get it signed by your parents so you could play Neopets online? The thing was like five pages long!

A Ticket Back In Time

an old railway ticket from 1890
Photo Credit: Reddit / everymomentwonderful
Photo Credit: Reddit / everymomentwonderful

This old train ticket is from 1890, believe it or not. It’s always so crazy how well some things stay preserved over time when they’re forgotten about somewhere safe and clean.

That’s A Lot Of Keys

a bunch of old keys from the same house
Photo Credit: Reddit / netflix_dweller
Photo Credit: Reddit / netflix_dweller

So, apparently, all the keys in this tray are keys to different doors and locks around the same house! Can you imagine getting the locks changed that many times? It must be one old house with a lock on every door.

This Is Sort Of Strange Looking

an old ivory notebook
Photo Credit: Reddit / mickbruh
Photo Credit: Reddit / mickbruh

This is actually a Victorian aide-memoire notebook. Victorian women would keep them in their pockets or on a chain and make notes about upcoming appointments that week with graphite pencils which would rub off the ivory when they were done.

Those Are Some Cool Buttons

old computer pins
Photo Credit: Reddit / antiquekid3
Photo Credit: Reddit / antiquekid3

These belonged to someone who was a pioneer, laying the groundwork for all the cool tech and gadgets that we have today. Those buttons will be a cool collectors item someday.

That’s A Lot Of Minutes

an iPad is disabled until 2066
Photo Credit: Twitter / @LopezCantera
Photo Credit: Twitter / @LopezCantera

Stashed at the back of their desk, this person found an iPad that doesn’t know what day it is and is disabled until like 2066. Let’s hope there is a way to bypass that.

What A Weird Looking Guitar

a really old guitar
Photo Credit: Reddit / Reverend_Mikey
Photo Credit: Reddit / Reverend_Mikey

This is actually an old Gibson that was probably made sometime between 1903 and 1933. It doesn’t have any strings left, but it’s no wonder. That thing has been around for a long time.