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Rental Property Goodies

October 16th, 2013 at 09:59 pm

Went over to the vacant apartment today. We hired a professional to re-glaze all the cast iron bathroom sinks and tubs because they were horribly stained or damaged from the previous tenant. The man came out and did all 3 fixtures in one day for $710.00. He is giving us a 3 year warranty. He did an AMAZING job. I wish I had before/after photos but the fumes were to strong for my pregnant self to stay in there longer than a few seconds. So no pictures.

I did go around and collect up the tenants mail that they did not forward. That reminded me of all the misc. goodies that come free when tenants move out.From this particular property vacancy I have scored:

3 window curtain treatments
3 boxes of trash bags
2 unopened packs of AA batteries
A hand held vacuum
A cheapo vacuum
Generic brand bottle of Tylenol
2 magazines
A 20% off Bed Bath & Beyond coupon
Some half used bottles of window/tile/misc cleaners

And more free stuff that we cant really use:

Several plastic Tupperware tubs (un-needed- so they will go outside in a "free" pile)
A small flat screen TV (husband thinks this is an awesome score- but really- we don't need another TV. So its going in the attic.)
Several small plastic trash cans-again, un-needed, so it will be left for the next tenants.

In the past we have gotten new ceiling fans or light fixtures. Those are pretty awesome. But window treatments are very appreciated as well.

3 Responses to “Rental Property Goodies”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Unusual! I would turn the medicine in to a round up (yech). I've not really had such things left behind from renters.

  2. snafu Says:

    I wonder what tenants do that would cause damage to sinks and tubs. Hope the damage deposit covered the costs of having tubs and sinks sprayed. How many coats were needed? How long did it take?

  3. TashaC. Says:

    The guy started about 10am and finished about 5:30pm. The tenant dyed her hair in the sink so it was stained permanently. The two tubs were just gross from years and years of filth and oldness.

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