When we as consumers decide to buy a product, we end up dictating how much that product is worth by how much we are willing to pay. Sometimes the price reflects the quality of the item, and then paying a large sum of money is not such a bad thing, and we all accept it.
However, when it comes down to choosing between a budget item that you are used to and something that is going to cost you way more, you face a problem. Do you overpay for the item, or do you keep paying the lower price? It is true to say that sometimes spending more money than you would like, or you think you should in the beginning, could end up saving you long-term.
In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the products that prove this to be true, so if you want to know more, keep reading down below.
Water Efficient Showerhead
A regular showerhead uses much more water to get you clean than is necessary. Because of this, you are going to be wasting a lot of electric and water. But, if you purchase a water-efficient showerhead, then the amount of water going through your hot water heater gets reduced by 7 gallons with every seven-minute shower. This will make an approximate reduction of 2,500 gallons per year. What this means is that you are going to be using less electricity and less water which will save you money on your bills. A purchase like this is expected to pay itself off in around ten months.
A lot of people would consider this an additional item that they couldn’t justify spending the money on. However, if you look at the amount of food that you end up throwing out because you couldn’t keep it fresh, it is just a waste. Buying a foodsaver will help with this as it works by sucking all of the air out of the bag, keeping the food fresher for longer. You can even use this for your long-term freezing needs! So, while this does seem like an expensive purchase, you will end up saving yourself money on food due to there being less waste in your house!
If you are a coffee lover, then you might stop every morning on your way out at your favorite coffee shop. It also might be the case that there are others in your family who do the same, and yet you think a coffee maker is too much money, and there is no point in buying one. However, even if it is just you, having one cup of coffee per day from the coffee shop, you are still going to be spending more per year than you will by simply making this purchase now. Let’s say that on average you pay around 3.50 for your cup of coffee, and you do this every day, you are going to be paying roughly 1300 per year for this.
Coffee makers vary in price depending on what type you want to get, but you could be looking at paying as little as $35 to somewhere around $600. Even then, though, and even when you add in the cost of buying the coffee beans and the electricity it will use, it is still going to save you a substantial chunk of money each year. Don’t forget, the saving increases if you are not the only one who drinks coffee!
Filtered Water Bottle
Water is important for your body, and as such, you should be drinking this every day. If you are doing this, and you are buying a bottle of water each day, then you might need to think about investing in a filtered water bottle. This is going to cost you around 40, but it will last a very long time, and you can fill it up from any tap with confidence that the bacteria will be filtered out. This should pay for itself in around half a year, and anything that you use it for from then on is going to be a saving!
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LED Light Bulbs
You will have probably heard a lot about LED light bulbs from various places, but the high cost associated with them might have put you off making the purchase. You can expect to pay a lot more for an LED bulb than you would for your conventional bulb, but this is not as straight cut as it seems. While it is true that the initial cost is much higher, the service life of an LED bulb is far higher than a conventional one, looking at around 20,000 hours VS 1,000 hours. This alone is enough for the bulb to pay for itself and save you money!
Throwing away your razors has got to be costing you a fortune. Getting a new blade, or even a new razor every time yours goes a little bit dull is not cost-effective, which is why you need a blade sharpener. You could even be able to use a single blade for up to six months, saving you a lot of money buying new blades every couple of days.
Smart Power Strips
We live in the age of technology, and with this comes a lot of devices that need power. It might be the case that you have a device that requires a lot of accessories, and investing in smart power strips could be the way to help you save on the electricity cost. When you turn on the device, everything else will come on with it, and when you turn it off, all the connected devices will switch off too. This is good because it means that where you might usually forget to turn off connected accessories, this won’t be an issue for you.
Hopefully, now, you see why buying some of these expensive things will actually save you money. If you are curious to find more products like this, then you can watch the video to get some more ideas.