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Old 05-17-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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Paint, so they can do touch ups. Any leftover building materials like tile incase they need to replace a few.

Great idea! Also, if one has time, label it, bathroom, LR, etc, many paints look alike until used.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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I did leave a note stating where our pets were buried. Altogether, we had 5 pets buried in the backyard. Each was buried 3 FT or more, and plants or flowers were placed to honor their little graves. Just to ask they please honor their graves, and not freak if they happen to dig up bones and think someone buried a baby
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Just to ask they please honor their graves, and not freak if they happen to dig up bones and think someone buried a baby
For future reference, sprinkle several cups of garden lime directly over the body after lowering it into the hole and then fill it in. (nurseries carry it)

The lime will dissolve everything in about 9 - 18 months.

It's illegal to bury pets in some places. This technique helps insure a future homeowner won't dig up more than a few bone fragments, if that.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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I'm starting the process. Putting together a file of manuals, brands and model names of things like plumbing fixtures, and gathering together extra building supplies such as siding, wood flooring and composite decking, special screws and plugs and paint/stain used in the house. I'll ask my realtor at time of signing the purchase agreement to see if they want it. If not, out it will go.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:48 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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What do you leave the new owners of the house? I'm working on it right now.

So far, I have:
  • manuals to anything left at the home - appliances, AC units, etc
  • schedule info - such as mail delivery, garbage collection
  • locations of buried services - such as cable lines, phone lines (we are all underground services here)
  • upcoming maintenance items - such as we reseal our countertops in the fall
  • yard info - what are the names of the bushes/trees/flowers in the yard so they can learn how to care for them
  • local information - closest take out pizza, good restaurants, nearest park
  • services - lawn care, plumbers, etc. that we have used
What other things to include? We live in a large town (not quite a small city) so there are probably things that apply to living in a city or out in the country that I wouldn't think of!

Add to this post for a great reference list!
What you wrote plus - remote controls for gas fireplace, garage doors, ceiling fans etc.

an empty clean house. Don't assume that they want your junk. (we didn't)

a cake from a local bakery.
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