Nikki, I have to ask this. There are four parts to doing drywall, hanging it, taping it, mudding, and sanding. The two hardest parts are hanging and mudding, so my question is, WHY hire someone to do the taping (a relatively easy step)? You had mentioned watching a DIY show about the steps needed, and surely it showed the taping steps?! If you can take on the hanging of the drywall, the taping is actually a whole lot easier (and cheaper)!