As transplanted suburbanites, we’re still figuring out what tasks we should hire professionals to help us do and which ones we should do ourselves.
Our approach has changed from the simple principle we laid out when we started, that we would invest in the necessary equipment and knowledge for any task we anticipated performing more than twice. Turns out it’s much harder predicting that than we expected, and we’ve also seen money become harder to come by. Conversely, our own time has become cheaper by comparison. So in this podcast, we spell out the more nuanced approach we’re taking now to figuring out when to hire others and when to do a task ourselves. Hint: we’re doing less hiring and more DIYing.