“I’LL DO IT IN MY SPARE TIME” Working on needlepoint or reading a bestseller are two things you can do when you have a little time to yourself. Painting a house (even a small one) or other large projects are best done in a block of time that’s been put aside especially for a big undertaking. Deciding you’ll do something piecemeal is a recipe for living with it in various stages of completion for the next ten years.
“DIY MEANS PAYING LESS MONEY” Doing a project yourself seems like a budget-savvy judgment call, but give your DIY aspirations some serious thought. Don’t forget that an expert comes equipped with the tools for a project, whereas you might have to rent or even buy them yourself. Is it worth it to buy a circuit tester that you might never use again? Also, if things go wrong, calling in a pro to fix your mistakes might cost more than if you had just called one to do the project in the first place.