Thursday, April 12, 2012

101 Frugal Tips #17

#17: Know when to avoid DIY projects

There are great savings to be found in Do-It-Yourself projects, if you choose them wisely.
DIY projects can also become costly in some cases. For example:

  • When buying the materials costs more than having it done professionally. Some professionals have access to bulk supplies and can do the job in half the time, making it less profitable for you to do the job.
  • When you don't have the expertise to do it right. If there is the potential to do more harm than good, go to a professional.
  • When the time it takes costs you in other areas of saving or earning. If you have to take an unpaid day off work to DIY, it may not be worth it.
Count the cost before you embark on a big DIY project. You may be better off seeking professional services.

Linked to: Frugal Friday at Life As Mom

1 comment:

  1. This is such truth! So often we think that just because we "could" do it ourselves, it makes it the best option.


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