Spending that extra money on essentials is different to just impulsively purchasing the dearest version of an item, without even needing it or researching whether it is the best option for you or not. We all love buying interiors. Who can resist beautiful hale mercantile linen or a new throw pillow? It’s so hard!
But I’ve done some thorough research and found that some things ARE worth splurging on – have a read below to find out which ones:
It is commonly known that a sharp knife is safer than a dull knife, as sharper knives are less likely to slip or cause you to put more pressure on the knife (and risk cutting your hand). If you consider forged steel knives it will allow the blades to stay sharp instead of the stamped knives that cannot be sharpened when they have become dull. This is the safest option – even though it’s not the cheapest.
Mattress and bedding
We all know that quality sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing. If you spend a third of your life in bed, then it should be a comfortable and enjoyable time! You need to purchase a mattress that is decent and has a high-quality feel to it. I always try to create a calm vibe by incorporating beach homewares in my bedroom. To buy a decent mattress may take you into the four-digit cost range, but it will offer a new level of support that our bodies and backs need. The good thing about mattresses is that they last a long time, and often come with a long guarantee. That means that they are a good investment that will lead to better productivity during the day and more restful sleep. Who doesn’t crave that?!
It is wise to spend the extra dollar on sunscreen. It doesn’t have to be a designer sunscreen that costs a fortune, but ensuring you buy a high quality and trusted brand sunscreen will help to protect you and your family from the effects of sun exposure. The price and quality of sunscreen will be determined by the ingredient list. Remember that sunscreen is much cheaper than cancer treatment!
It is important to spend a good amount of money on your kitchen appliances. You don’t want to be buying a cheap fridge or dishwasher only to have it break down in 12 months’ time, and have to fork out the money out to buy another. New appliances will also be energy efficient, and when buying, look for the government-backed energy star rating which can help to bring your electricity bill down!
You need to invest in a decent set of tools for all the projects you need to complete around your home. Buying good quality tools will ensure they are reliable, durable and do the job properly. You should always hold the tool first and see if it is too heavy or too bulky. If it’s too heavy you might as well leave it, as you most likely won’t use it anyway. Look for tools that come with a lifetime warranty, that way you are covered no matter what happens.
Home security system
Definitely don’t wait until it is too late to invest in a good home security system. Having a good quality, a reliable home alarm is as important as having decent locks on your doors. If you have a cheap system that hardly works, then you may as well not have one at all. Do yourself a favour and protect your family and everything you have worked hard for with a decent security system.
Despite my awesome tips, as always, it doesn’t matter what you are buying – you need to do your own independent research. Check out the reviews and understand the overall efficiency and quality before buying any tools. Know all the common pitfalls with the different models and what people complain about with that pacific item, before you go ahead and buy it.