24 things about home ownership you only learn after buying your own place, as discussed in this viral thread

An old saying goes that a person should build a house, plant a tree and raise a child during their lifetime. Modernity makes its own adjustments – for example, the position as child-free is now highly respected, and it is very true to plant trees from an ecological point of view. The house is left – and here everything is not as simple as you might immediately think.

Of course, owning a home is great. It solves all the housing problems for you and your family, it automatically solves all the problems of rent … and brings up a lot of other problems that you did not even know about before you became a homeowner.

There was a post on the Reddit Home Improvement community some time ago that has since received over 9.2K votes and nearly 2K comments of all kinds. The original poster asked the redditors “What unwritten rules do you only learn AFTER becoming a homeowner?” and at the same time gave its own five rules.

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This new homeowner gave his own 5 unwritten rules for homeowners

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So first. Your neighbors will magically become arborists as soon as you trim more than 10% of any tree on your property. In fact, the absolute truth. On the other hand, there are certain situations where a tree has some sentimental value to your neighbors and you become a fool in their eyes when you want to cut it. But in the end, it’s your property.

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Fences often become a point of contention between neighbors

Second. If a fence is in reasonably good condition, then your neighbor will claim that it belongs to them. If the fence is in major disrepair or has recently fallen, your neighbor will reject all knowledge of how and when the fence was erected or who owns it. Of course, the fence is often the subject of the most heated fight between neighbors.

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In addition, we know stories of how one person painted a fence on his side, and paint streaks on the other spoiled the view of the fence from the neighboring side. The result was a major neighborhood drama.

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Anything that can go wrong will go wrong – this is absolutely true for almost all homeowners

Third. Each project you undertake requires that you uncover at least one additional project. One of Murphy’s law phrasings says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” A law that is well known by every project manager – and now every homeowner.

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Fourth. You will NEVER complete a project with a single visit to a home store. Two main consequences come from this: First, try to choose a house closer to the nearest home store. Second, if you are selling a house, the proximity to the home store automatically increases its value.

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Just buy all the necessary tools – it will make your life easier

Finally the fifth. If you borrow a tool from a neighbor and it works great after the project is completed, you go out and buy that tool. It’s also a partial consequence of Murphy’s law, so it’s best to have all the tools at hand.

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On the one hand, it will improve the relationship with your neighbors. In return, you still need to buy a new one, so let it be yours right away! Incidentally, here we return to the fourth point about the proximity of a home store, and you understand that in fact all the points are absolutely connected.

People in the comments admired these rules and suggested their own

Incidentally, the comments were happy with these unwritten rules and came up with a lot of new pointers. For example, everything the previous owner of the house himself did will turn out to be silly, funny and poorly done. Whatever you do is wonderful and the next owner will definitely admire the quality of your work.

By the way, yes – the previous owner certainly had incredibly crooked hands, and was most likely created to ruin the life of their successor. So remember this, because one day you too can become this completely former owner.

And the list of these rules that people in the comments admit will never be complete. In any case, people say you always start as a perfectionist, but over time, your standards will definitely drop.

If you have your own house, then we are sure that you will also have something to say in the comments, so feel free to write your own rule or even your own law, even if we call them unwritten.

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