How Much Money Can You Save By DIY? Well, It Depends


DIY can seem overwhelming to a lot of people, but it can be a good way to save money. I mean, it can be, but it isn't always. You need to pick and choose what you take on yourself. Because if you're anything like me and not too craftily inclined, it can be a lot of hassle. But sometimes, depending on the project, the hassle is worth it.

One of the good things about DIY is that there are so many different areas where you can use it, so it helps you save a bit here and there. But like I said, you need to make sure that you're choosing wisely. If you're pretty handy with a tool set, you can do a project like changing to a swish steel front door for practically a tenth of what it would cost if you payed someone — and a whopping savings of $1,750. And yet, if I tried to that project, I have a feeling I'd end up with a lot of expensive tools and an even more expensive hospital bill.

So despite all of the general advice saying that you can save money with DIY but not actually saying how much, you need to really think this through.

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How do you know if it's worth it and how much you can save? Well, here's what you need to take into consideration.