Leaving a Hidden Message For The Next Homeowner

Leaving a Hidden Message For The Next Homeowner

Allison Verdoorn
Jul 14, 2011

You learn a lot living in your home. You know how the furnace works best, you know the easiest way to wash the windows, you know the most efficient way to cool your home and you know all of those little tips and tricks. Will you share those things with the next home owner? Might you leave them secret messages to discover?

Over at Life at Chateau Whitman they left multiple messages for future homeowners that range from a list of what they've done to the house, to tips to how to live most efficiently in the space. Here's how they began one of their notes:

Hello current home owners!

We are Rob and Kristi, a couple of first time home owners in our 20s. We bought this house shortly after being married in 2008. We are hiding this note behind the bathroom medicine cabinet in the hopes that a future owner of this home will find it.

We hope that you will love this house as much as we have. We have worked very hard over the last couple years to make this house a personal retreat that brings us joy and comfort whenever we're at home. You should be happy to know that we've given 100% to each project we've done here, and that we never took shortcuts or the easy/cheap way out. (Too bad we can't say the same for the previous owners. They made some questionable "upgrades" that we've had to fix. Live and learn.)

Read the rest of the letter and see the other message they've left for future inhabitants at Life at Chateau Whitman.

(Image: Life at Chateau Whitman)

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