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U.K.’s Access Self Storage Compiles List of Strangest Stored Items


An Access Self Storage facility in London’s northwest borough of Harrow has compiled a list of the top 10 strangest items tenants wanted to store during the past year. Some of the items topping the list include live fish, hundreds of frozen turkeys and 1,000 right-foot shoes. Other items included stuffed animals, an 18-foot statue, bags of mown grass, and a single vacuum cleaner from a tenant who lives 45 miles away.

“Over the past year, we have seen an increase in the number of odd requests that we are getting from people looking for extra space,” said Somaya Serraj, store manager. “For some, such as the Hoover (vacuum) or the shoes, we are able to create space, but for others, it is just not practical.”

Someone wanted to store the frozen turkeys during the Christmas holiday season, for example, but the units at Access Self Storage are not freezers.

Access Self Storage operates more than 50 facilities in the United Kingdom, with a large concentration in Greater London.


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