When I owned a house I had constant nagging worries in the back of my mind. What if the air conditioner breaks and has to be replaced? What if we have a major plumbing problem? What if we get a hurricane and it damages or destroys our home? What if the pool springs a leak? What if our grass gets destroyed by chinch bugs? All of these things would require money, time, and energy to fix, and the threat of that kept that sense of worry.
Now that we sold the house and went back to renting, all of those worries are gone. The answer to all those “What ifs” is “call the landlord.”
I’m not usually a big worrier, but with things as big, expensive, and potentially time consuming as major home repairs, it’s hard to not worry about them. It’s not like the worries were always at the forefront of my thoughts. It’s more like they were always bouncing around in the back of my head, and would crop up anytime the A/C wasn’t cooling well, if a sink got stopped up, or if the pool water was low.
Worry wasn’t a primary reason for selling our house. Heck, it wasn’t even a secondary reason, but now that we’re back to renting it is a relief to have those worries behind us.
Let’s have some discussion on worry. What things do you worry about in your house? If you rent, do you have any worries related to renting? How do you deal with your housing related worries?