There are apps out there that help you outsource everything from building your furniture to selecting your meals—and even buy your Christmas gifts.

But how can you tell whether these services will be worth the money? When does it make sense to turn a task over to an outsider—and when it is easier to just do it yourself?

In the video below, Considerable executive editor Cybele Weisser shares three tips to make the most of your outsourcing dollars.