Have you ever bought something for less and it ended up being really awful or dysfunctional? Now we can understand the saying “You get what you pay for”. Recently I bought some awful toilet paper (yes there’s awful toilet paper), and it actually inspired me to start thinking about things I should never skimp on in life. I created my own list but wondered what others thought so I asked a group of people about things you should never skimp on in life.
Things I Recommend Never to Skimp on
Toilet paper. Recently I made the mistake of buying the Kirkland toilet paper at Costco in order to save $5 from my usual Charmin purchase. Let’s just say I couldn’t even stand using an entire roll before I returned it and exchanged it for my precious Charmin. Yah, that’s right… I’m a toilet paper snob.
A Mattress. A good nights sleep is worth every penny. Also, being in less pain because you have the right mattress is completely worth it to. Think about how much time we spend in our bed… I found this fun fact “According to Phys.org, an average person sleeps for one-third of his life. Because of sleep, about 318 months in an average person’s life is spent lying in bed, based on the average life expectancy of 79.5 years”. Amazing, right?!
Organic greens/berries/apples. Of all the things I constantly buy organic it always has to be my leafy greens, berries, and apples. Don’t get me wrong, I like to buy a LOT of organic items, but things like bananas (with their little jacket) I don’t really put extra money into.
Car insurance. There are many car insurance commercials offering low rates, discounts, and promoting themselves as the least expensive… there’s a reason for that. It’s because you’re also missing out on certain areas of coverage that are important. I had Progressive and paid maybe $60-80 per month if I can recall correctly, and when I got rear ended they treated me like absolute crap. I at no point in time felt like they had me covered. They wouldn’t cover my car rental and they wanted to back charge me every day that I had insurance with them (over a year) for an additional driver because when the accident occurred, my (now ex) boyfriend at the time was driving.
During my case I dropped Progressive like a hot potato and signed up with USAA who does NOT charge extra for car rental or additional drivers. I also made sure to have every type of coverage from property to human to anything else they could offer. Now I pay about $106-$110 but I feel happy knowing I’m covered if something should happen again.
NEVER ever skimp on a good blender or juicer. In fact, I recommend never ever skimp on anything that contributes to good health PERIOD. A $30 Hamilton blender is never gonna blend as smoothly as a Vitamix blender… I don’t care what any person says or thinks. Vitamix Blenders can make complete smoothies without any liquid even added. Vitamix can also blend me some hot soup, make nut butter, or give me sorbet. I have never found any cheap-o blender ever to do that. Plus there’s a warranty and it blends quietly. I love my Hurom masticating juicer because it’s quiet, it does an amazing job, and it maintains fiber and nutrients by not causing too much friction to destroy them.
Also, I want to mention that just because something is on sale doesn’t mean you’re skimping! The Vitamix refurbished blenders are still AMAZING! I’ve personally tried one out at a friends house and they work just as good as a brand new blender. Click the ad below for a rare offer of the lowest price ever on a Vitamix Blender
What Other People Think You Should Never Skimp on
- Personal “Me” Time
- Anything to do with health and fitness
- Feminine Hygeine products
- Healthy food
- Non toxic Makeup
- Good Bras
Now maybe try coming up with your own list and always remember the things that are worth it in life.