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wantboost

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Do guys leave a gift for them. Ie . Some toilet paper cleaning supplies etc?

LLinVA

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No.

If you want to, you may want to do something like a coupon or even small gift card to a local restaurant or something. They probably won't have their kitchen functional yet, and a quick meal will be appreciated on a hectic day. They also won't know what's around or what's good. Delivery may be best.

It might be nice to make sure there is a roll of toilet paper on the roller so they don't end without any not realizing it.
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Yes.  Just a few things to get started and to set the expectation of cleanliness and care.  For example, I leave natural stone wipes if the rental has granite or quartz countertop.  

I draw the line at toilet paper though!  Too personal.

For reference - jump to the the bottom of this article for an example of the care package I usually leave new tenants.

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I never really thought of it as a gift.  A roll of toilet paper on the roller, sometimes paper towels in the kitchen, a clear plastic shower liner.  But I mainly do this so they won't take a shower without a curtain and get water all over the floor before they unpack theirs.  But that is about where I draw the line on "gifts".
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I usually leave a big pallet of bottled water in the fridge for them.  I'm sure moving is hot sweaty work!
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Water.  That's a great idea!  I'll add that one next time.  Thanks.
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BillHoo

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I do the clear shower curtain liner too and usually curtain rings as previous tenants tend to take those with them!  [mad]

Are light bulbs in the fixtures considered a gift?

Recent tenant moved out.   All of the light bulbs in the fixtures were dead.  Did she never change a light bulb in five years!?  Or did she simply save all the dead bulbs and put them in when she left?

I took it out of her security.  

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The home I rent has excessive light bulbs everywhere, it is too expensive to turn the lights on so I have one working light bulb in each of them as they hold 5 light bulbs a piece and they are all over the house. every time they come for inspection they always see one light bulb, but when I leave I will replace all light bulbs and leave everything all bright lit up.
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