Do you print a lot? I do. I print my own business cards, greeting cards, calendars, to-do lists, organizers, and many more. Do-it-yourself (DIY) does save a lot. Or does it?
I just realized a while ago that one of the biggest misconceptions in your personal finance’s cost-cutting endeavors is DIY. DIY is thought to be less-expensive than buying printed products in stores or buying/hiring someone to print for you. In fact, in some cases, DIY is a bad practice in budgeting for your personal finance.
In printing, you might get things at lower cost by doing DIY, but quite often you forget to consider your time, energy, electricity and other materials for the DIY purposes. Quite often, discount printing service such as PsPrint can offer you a better overall resource-saving that is budget-friendly.
Printing stickers for your kids’ school project doesn’t always come cheaper by DIY. Instead, ‘outsource’ your sticker printing to printing services can save a lot of time, even money, on your side. More examples: If you are going to send greeting cards to your friends and family with your pictures in them, it is probably better for you to get your printing job done with the help of discount printing service provider that can offer you low-quantity printing solutions. For your business needs, you can also ‘outsource’ your Business checks printing with the help of a discount printing service.
Let us consider Pareto’s 80-20 law – DIY can cost you 80% of your time for only 20% result, whereas getting the job done by a discount printing service can get you 80% job done using only 20% of your time – Just think about this and you’ll realize how much time we waste in order to minimize our spending.
All in all, following some common sense can avoid you from unnecessary uses of your limited resources.