The Moneyning blog recently did an excellent post on 10 expenses that will cost you more to do yourself than it would to hire someone to do it for you or simply just buy the finished product. This list, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. It included:
Growing your own food
Printing your own photos, notices, etc.
Building your own computer
Sewing your own basic clothes
Making your own pet food
Installing/altering appliances to make them more green
Making your own musical instruments
Fixing your small appliances
Selling your own personal items (rather than using a consignment shops)
Doing your own taxes
This list is just the starting point. There are plenty of other ill-advised DIY chores that just aren't worth the time, money or frustration. Here are three things to consider before you embark on that ambitious project.