3 Not So Pretty Reasons to Look Before You Leap!

Do you always check everything out carefully before you “leap” into something new, or are you like me and just kinda jump right into things sometimes?  Well I’m here to tell you three reasons why you should slow down and examine things carefully before you just jump into something (sometimes, lol).

  1. When taking tenants for a land contract on your home, be sure they have dependable references and you check into their background or you may just get burned, by the tune of over $12,000 (at least that’s what my bank account tells me).
  2. When hiring someone to paint your house be sure to once again check references and know if they will do a quality job, or finish the job for that matter.  Even just one little peak on your house left unpainted can cause a sore spot every time you (and by you I mean me) look at it.
  3. Jumping into too many things at once can cause you to feel overworked, burnt out, and completely stressed to the max.  Not to mention you may feel that little time is left for your family, which will cause you even more distress.
There may be many more “reasons” and tips to go around, but these are three that just jump out at me. 🙂
Do you have any “look before you leap” stories to share?  I’d love to hear them!
Written by Jesica.



*NaBloPoMo stands for “National Blog Posting Month” and is a blogging challenge created by the team at BlogHer.  I am always looking for great ideas to write about, so taking this challenge on was a sure thing for me.  I hope I can keep it up each day….check back to see if I do and make sure to scold me if I miss a day!

Jesica H

When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started rockyourcraft.com where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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5 thoughts on “3 Not So Pretty Reasons to Look Before You Leap!

  • June 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    Oh my gosh, $12,000 :( I would be SO upset. That's why I don't think I could ever do the landlord thing. My in-laws own a few houses that they're trying to option, and they've been mostly lucky. But then you hear a story like yours - yikes! Reply
  • June 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Oh my, $12K! That's a lot of money. I can't even imagine how that must've made you feel. Reply
  • June 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Oh no! So sorry, that sounds horrible! I would be floored if that happened. I hope you don't end up owing that much! Reply
    • June 8, 2012 at 8:56 am
      Yep, and the $12,000 was just what we had to pay to sell the house (we took a loss obviously). That doesn't include the money we had to fork out to repair the floors that were damaged, re-paint almost every room in the house, put a new roof on the garage, and pay to haul almost an entire house worth of junk they left behind when they just up and vanished to the dump. Let's just say it was not a high point in our lives, but gladly I don't hold on to regrets or bad feelings for too long, so I'm pretty much over feeling like crap about this situation for the most part, especially since we are very happy with where we are now (sans the bad painter incident, lol). Reply

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