You already know that some things just aren’t worth spending tons of money on. (And if you don’t, check out our list of items that are almost never worth splurging on.) However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything worth shelling out for. Check out some of the products experts do recommend spending a little extra on when you buy.
Many people use home computers for catching up on Facebook and emails. If this sounds like you, you’re not exactly putting your laptop through its paces every day. You likely don’t need a top-of-the-line model for your next computer. Experts do recommend getting a computer that’s built to last, though. Having to replace a computer every few years is frustrating and expensive, so do your research ahead of time!
Though you may want to avoid buying a mattress online, experts recommend giving it a generous budget. According to the National Institute of Health, humans spend up to a third of our lives in bed. You should make sure you’re comfortable and that your mattress supports you while you sleep. A good mattress can cost anywhere from $600—$1,000, but the brand and style will depend on your preference.
When you get dressed every day, you probably reach for certain pairs of shoes more often than others. You may even wear some shoes every day, like sneakers or work shoes. If you’ll get a lot of use out of a certain pair of shoes, it makes sense to spend on a high-quality pair that’ll last. Plus, this can protect your feet in the long run!
When you want to update your wardrobe, consider spending more on clothes that fit well and will last a long time. The same rule you’d use for shoes applies here, too. If you’ll wear it often, spend a little more to make sure it’ll last.
For most shelf-stable goods, there’s little difference in quality between name and store brands. Fresh produce as well as hormone and antibiotic-free meats are usually worth the extra cash, though.
Not everyone is going to drop $1,100 on a professional-grade knife set, nor do they need to. However, a decent set of knives will do more for you in the kitchen than an inexpensive set that dulls quickly. Dull knives are more dangerous in the kitchen. It’s probably worth buying a slightly nicer set, or a few knives in shapes you use often and taking good care of them.
What’s an item you like to splurge on? Let us know in the comments!
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