Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
You think that.
I personally like paying people to do things for me so I don't have to.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
I'm with you on this. I know there are people that do not think like me but "home" is where I go to relax and pursue leisure activities not a place I want anything resembling work to happen. My brother is the opposite of me; he's a union clock puncher and takes great pride in doing things like installing a new toilet. It's not that these things are technically that difficult it's just jobs always snowball and never are completed without hitches. No thanks, I'll pay some other clock puncher to do things for me.
It really depends on what the task is. If it's incredibly annoying, messy, time consuming, or requires significant skill, I'll hire someone for sure. If it's something straightforward, its probably easier to just do it myself, and I sometimes find it relaxing to do something concrete and hands-on like that.
As an example: Sand and refinish floors, or anything involving in-wall plumbing? Fuck no, that's a mess, and I'm not spending a week crawling around on the floor. Replace a toilette, install/replace a light fixture, do light sheetrock work? I'll just do it myself.