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Old 01-07-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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LOL - I did also once live in a place with the green indoor outdoor carpet on the front porch. But it was an old mobile, so that fit right in!

Yes, in our house when we looked there was carpet in all the drawers in the bathrooms and the kitchen. The same carpet that was elsewhere throughout the house, so had obviously been there all that time!

Only thought is that someone did not like the sound of things clanking in the drawers when they were opened!

Note, the carpets in the drawers were not dirty. Compared to the carpet everywhere else in fact, they looked clean and new. I can only think the owner would occasionally.... ~vacuum~ them. And you know how 25 year old drawers would ordinarily be a little scratched inside? These were pristine... like brand new.

I ended up with about 25 similar sized squares of carpet I kept for awhile... seemed a shame to throw them out.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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If I'm looking at a home to buy, I'm going to look inside cabinets (kitchen, bathroom, etc.) - to see space, shelving, etc. I'm going to probably flush to make sure it doesn't make a horrible racket that resonates throughout the house, run water in the faucets, you name it. If your house is up for sale, all needs to be checked IMO.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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Well, I had a showing yesterday and when my client checked out the guest bathroom down stairs there was urine all over the floor and even the walls! As if that wasn’t enough there was a large poop in the master bedroom unflushed! In these types of situations it’s best to contact the listing agent. I reported the incident to her

House was vacant unoccupied
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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People are welcome to use the bathroom in my home if they act civilized and flush the toilet. To deny prospective buyers (or contractors) the use of the bathroom is ridiculous. If it bothers you so much, just remove the toilet paper from the roll so that people get the message.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:44 AM
 
Location: El paso,tx
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People can't always plan for when the urge to go will hit. It is ridiculous to not expect toilets to be used in a house. You should expect that they will be left clean. Leaving toilet bowl cleaner, brush, and paper towels/clorox spray near toilet will help ensure that.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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People are welcome to use the bathroom in my home if they act civilized and flush the toilet. To deny prospective buyers (or contractors) the use of the bathroom is ridiculous. If it bothers you so much, just remove the toilet paper from the roll so that people get the message.

…. and kiss your hand towels goodbye! And, have the plumber on speed dial!

Other options:
PortaJon beside the garage.

Pay toilets as discouragement.

Lock all bathrooms or throne rooms. Signage and showing instructions: "Toilets will be shown only on second viewings, with supervision after reviewing your preapproval letter and a notarized statement from Bud's AutoLube and Tire Sales on the corner that you used their comfort facilities, time-stamped within 10 minutes of coming to the house."
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:58 PM
 
Location: NC
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Well, I had a showing yesterday and when my client checked out the guest bathroom down stairs there was urine all over the floor and even the walls! As if that wasn’t enough there was a large poop in the master bedroom unflushed! In these types of situations it’s best to contact the listing agent. I reported the incident to her

House was vacant unoccupied
Here's the thing, people shouldn't be making messes like this, but the listing agent should be swinging by regularly to make sure this sort of thing isn't happening, especially in a vacant home. Sadly, most don't.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:57 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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…. and kiss your hand towels goodbye! And, have the plumber on speed dial!

Other options:
PortaJon beside the garage.

Pay toilets as discouragement.

Lock all bathrooms or throne rooms. Signage and showing instructions: "Toilets will be shown only on second viewings, with supervision after reviewing your preapproval letter and a notarized statement from Bud's AutoLube and Tire Sales on the corner that you used their comfort facilities, time-stamped within 10 minutes of coming to the house."
Brilliant.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Brilliant.
The value a True Professional brings to the potty ..
Uh...
I mean "party."
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: planet earth
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Install a sign in the bathroom that says: "Use the toilet at your own risk. Security cameras in use."
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