In the top half was loads of stuff that the house clearers had obviously missed because the cupboard was so high. There were orange chenille bedspreads, old curtains, an unused insulating cover for the hot water tank, everything just pushed into the cupboard with no organisation. I think it was probably the last refuge for things that the previous owner thought “might come in handy one day” or “are too good to throw away”.
There were also one or two things that provided a little too much information about the previous occupants but still had a retro curiosity value. A bit like the contents of an accidental time capsule. I bagged everything up and threw it all away.
One thing I couldn’t throw away though was a boxed, unopened vintage bottle of Head and Shoulders shampoo. It still had the original price sticker of 55p and apart from being a bit dusty, would be a perfect specimen for a collector of such things, if they exist.