PropertyManagementMaven: Tenants Leave The Darndest Things....Thank You Very Much!

Tenants Leave The Darndest Things....Thank You Very Much!

I am about to start tenant move-out season and am looking forward to the items that tenants will leave me.


In the past, I have gotten whole dryers full of towels * wonder if that is the only time they have been cleaned * as well as yard equipment, potted plants and yard ornaments.  


I also get a whole plethora of cleaning supplies - for general cleaning, clothes and dishes.  I am actually looking forward to getting some dish washing soap because my sister gave me an EVOO dispenser for my liquid dish washing soap for my new kitchen.


I had never thought about this before so when I opened it for Christmas and she told me what I could use it for, I immediately thought of all of those tenants who will help my kitchen be a little brighter over the next year.



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Comment balloon 7 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • January 11 2015 12:00PM


Well good luck on your collections of items.  Now get ready for nascar!!!!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 3 years ago

It sounds like tenant move-out season is almost like a second Christmas to me!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty (Zion Realty) about 3 years ago

Good small surprise bonuses in this field is always better than the not so good surprises.

Posted by Pete Xavier with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide (Investments to Luxury) about 3 years ago

Such a pleasant blog post.. I expected you to write about the trash, etc.  that tenants often leave.

Posted by An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma) about 3 years ago

I have had a few nice things found when tenants leave.  I just wish one of my current tenants would JUST LEAVE!!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results ( | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time) about 3 years ago

I am amazed at some of the things they leave behind.  In one a car was left in the's, items stored up in the attic, you name it...

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Hi Wallace.  I am never surprised any more about the type of crap left behind.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 3 years ago

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