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When Viewing a House Would You Expect to See the Toilet Brush in the Bathroom?

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I know it might seem like a strange question but it's asked with genuine interest. When looking at photos on places like rightmove you can't really tell if the toilet brush or bin is in the bathroom or not as you can't really see them.

Would you expect to see the toilet brush and bin the bathroom when viewing a house or do you think they would look unsightly? Or is it something that people don't really notice? My husband says I'm over thinking things and as look as it is tidy and clean, then it's fine!

MrsCraig
2 days ago
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Ann1984
Ann19842 days ago

Mine were in all bathrooms when put house up and sold in one day

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

Ann1984 I was planning to leave them in until I noticed in the photos online that you can't really see them. But they are a staple in every bathroom so why wouldn't they be there?

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lynneh
lynneh2 days ago

Just out of interest in your latest questions. Would you be looking to show your own home or the estate agent ? They will know either way when giving valuations on what will be pointers or not on said things. If I saw one in toilet I wouldn’t be offended when viewing... rather more so I would be then if I took witness to seeing a πŸ’©πŸš½ linger

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

lynneh we aren't entirely sure yet, it would depend on a number of factors. I know they can give pointers when doing the valuation but I'm thinking about how it's staged for when they come to do the valuation.

I've looked online at other houses in the area but like I say it's hard to tell from the pictures. I don't it is something that would put a buyer off.

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RachHC
RachHC2 days ago

I don’t think i have ever noticed either way and we are actually house hunting 🀣 it wouldn’t be something that would bother me as it is something you would expect in a bathroom

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 days ago

I must be a bit weird as I have never had/used a toilet brush for the whole of my adult life! My loo is sparkling clean as I bleach every night before bed and limescale when required. The outer and surround is cleaned same way I do bath and sink.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

Lynibis I clean my loo all the time too but I've always used a toilet brush. You are the first person I've personally come across that doesn't use one. I don't like the smell of bleach. I used to work in a hotel and bleach makes me nauseous now, so I use only when I have too

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 days ago

MrsCraig I must admit I saw something on TV once where they said they are not nice things to keep in a home. I won't go into details but suffice to say it made me feel sick lol.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

Lynibis I know exactly why they aren't nice things to keep in the home but I bleach our one regularly and it isn't used that often, only when needed

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 days ago

MrsCraig I am sure everyone who has one makes sure they are cleaned so I am not casting aspersions on the good old toilet brush. I have just never owned one.

I hear the same stories about toothbrushes in the bathroom but I definitely have a few of those lol.

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jamiepownall
jamiepownall2 days ago

I've just been viewing houses and I honestly can't tell you whether loo brushes were there or not. What I was more concerned about were the size of the room and the facilities. I didnt care what was in each room as I know it won't be staying πŸ˜€

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

That's good to know. I haven't viewed a house in 5 years but I was concerned about the size of the rooms, the layout of the house, storage space and I can't really remember what was and wasn't in each room. I just want to make sure it looks its best.

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jamiepownall
jamiepownall2 days ago

MrsCraig I am sure it's absolutely fineπŸ™‚

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Ann1984
Ann19842 days ago

MrsCraig if you go on right move you can go back as far as ten years and still see your house when bought

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

Ann1984 I know, the photos from when I bought it are still there

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

We keep ours slightly out of view. Away from kids fingers

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

Imnotcheap ours is in the corner so it is out of reach of our son, but would be seen in any photos, which doesn't bother me, just thinking about how to make it look its best for buyers

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

Shouldn't matter as long as doesn't look tatty my mum always had 2 one that went with toilet roll holder and one she used but kept out of sight MrsCraig

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

Imnotcheap it is a stainless steel one that goes with the accessories and I have a grey plastic one that I actually use!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE2 days ago

If there wasn't one and the absence caught my eye, then I'd be thinking 'where the heck do they keep it?' .... Everyone has one so why hide it? .... I'd be turned off by a dirty loo or rubbish and filth everywhere rather than the brush and bin playing hide and seek lol.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

BORDERJOE my bathroom is always clean so rubbish and filth isn't an issue, but yes I would be wondering why it was hidden too

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE2 days ago

MrsCraig ... See, now you have me wondering to myself .... 'now where can I stash that loo brush?'πŸ₯΄ πŸ˜‚ ... maybe disguise would be an option and I'm a decent knitter of hats and cozies 😍 Image

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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2 days ago

BORDERJOE I have an image of one of those knitted dolls you used to get for toilet rolls but for the toilet brush!

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Pjran
Pjran2 days ago

BORDERJOE I store my toilet brush in the bathroom cupboard so it’s out of sight.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE7 hours ago

MrsCraig you and me both! I'm almost embarassed to admit that I have one of those dolls ... 'Myfanwy' resplendent in Welsh national dress ...knitted by my nan decades ago .... looking dated but she's a memory.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE7 hours ago

MrsCraig MrsCraig you and me both! I'm almost embarassed to admit that I have one of those dolls ... 'Myfanwy' resplendent in Welsh national dress ...knitted by my nan decades ago .... looking dated but she's a memory.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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7 hours ago

BORDERJOE my mum used to have one in the guest bathroom. Ahh it's different when it is made by a loved one, it makes it special.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE7 hours ago

MrsCraig I know .... and I just wish she was in a different colour combo ... brilliant red, white and of course the black hat .... oh and she lost a hand to one of our dogs .... poor Myfanwy!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE7 hours ago

Pjran Just read your comment about propping it to drip beneath the lid.... My hubby leaves it in the pan after a thorough clean .... and I have to remember to check if I rush up for a quick wee!

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Pjran
Pjran2 days ago

Your husband is right I’m afraid to say. We all need and use bins in the bathroom. My family laugh at me because when I’ve cleaned the loo with the brush I balance it under the seat to drip dry so they need to look before running in.

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beccatavender
beccatavender1 day ago

I think it's something viewers don't really notice, they just notice the cleanliness.When our house was on the market I used to be obsessed with making sure the mirrors and taps were gleaming in the bathroom.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 day ago

beccatavender I'm like that anyway! The mirrors and glass in our house are constantly cleaned! The kitchen and bathroom taps get a deep clean with a toothbrush once a week!

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beccatavender
beccatavender1 day ago

I used to run around like a mad women every morning cleaning before I went to work as normally I just do a big clean

on the weekend πŸ™‚@MrsCraig

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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22 hours ago

beccatavender I am planning to clean everyday constantly when there are viewings and my husband has been told he has to tidy up after himself!

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