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Question DetailsAsked on 6/12/2011

How do I decide when to DIY and when to hire a contractor?

With all the do-it-yourself advertising and TV shows out there these days, I just can't decide what seems like a reasonable DIY job and what I should avoid. Thoughts?

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Look for a community college in your area that offers a class on home maintenance and sign up if you have time. And, check some of the big chain stores like Lowes or Home Depot to see what (free) classes or information sessions they have available.

Often you will find that there are preventative maintenance items you can take on to aoid bigger repairs in the future. And, it will give you some insight as to what repairs cost when they are necessary.

Most important - - - don't give up on the cubbies.[Y]

Answered 9 years ago by Old Grouch


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Most important - - - don't give up on the cubbies.[Y]


No fair weather fans in this household! [;)]

Answered 9 years ago by cubbie_gal


Same here, cubbie_gal. I might also clean out the washers on the faucets, but that's it.

Answered 9 years ago by Sundog

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