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

Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

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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Wallace S. Gibson is a Certified Property Manager with over 50 years of property management experience and expertise.  She maintains a specialized property management business in Central Virginia serving Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna and Louisa counties  


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Comments (7)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

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

Jan 11, 2015 04:50 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

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

Jan 11, 2015 05:15 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

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

Jan 11, 2015 05:52 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

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

Jan 11, 2015 06:04 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

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

Jan 11, 2015 09:23 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

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

Jan 11, 2015 11:12 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

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

Jan 11, 2015 06:31 PM