Around here, when people move out of a house for sale it should be left "broom clean."
I'm not sure I know what broom clean means, but it probably meant something entirely different to my grandmother than it does to me.
But still, what does it mean?
For instance, I have never seen a toilet or a carpeted room broom clean.
So, when I went into a recent flipped house, it was really clean.
More than broom clean.
It was REALLY clean.
And it should be - the lipstick was everywhere!
New this and new that.
So, where, oh where, had the older stuff gone? Oh, where, oh where, could it be?
It was out back.
Well, what's a shed for if not storage?
My recommendation: if the house is supposed to be broom clean, that should go for the property to! Trash should not be left for the buyer. Junk should not be left for the buyer. Anything left for the buyer should be previously agreed to.
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