It’s no secret that I’m a lover of luxury. I like the finer things in life that make it seem all the more special. I love seeking out the finest products that make me feel great inside and out. And I’m a big fan of finding ways to bring a touch of luxury into everyday life.
But that doesn’t mean that I’m frivolous with my cash, or that I don’t seek to make my money go further. After all, we all have a budget that we need to work with, whether that be modest or a little larger. I love finding a bargain, though I’ve also learned along the way that sometimes spending less is actually false economy.
They say that if you buy cheap that you’ll end up buying twice, and there are occasions when I’ve certainly proved that to be true. Here is a selection of the quality items you should spend more money on…
Shoes – especially for activities and work
There’s nothing worse than a pair of uncomfortable, unsupportive shoes. We’re on our feet so much in modern life, and so it makes sense to ensure that we’re taking really good care of them. Though I’ve bought cheap shoes in the past, I’ve discovered that in the footwear department, you always get what you pay for. My favourite shop for great shoes is Clarks. You get quality, you get style, you get comfort, and you get a pair of shoes that will stand the test of time.
Signature wardrobe pieces that you’ll wear every day
The perils of fast fashion has really dominated the news over the past year or so, and it’s clear that we’re becoming a lot more conscious about our buying choices and their impact on the environment. Earlier this year, it was reported that Burberry had destroyed almost £30 million worth of stock, and there was widespread outrage. Buying lots of low priced items is not responsible, and it’s not a good way to build your signature look. Instead of rushing out to buy new clothes every season, curate a capsule wardrobe of quality items. With this approach, you’re likely to save money in the longer term.
A great pan and kitchen knives
When it comes to quality items you should spend more money on, a great pan and some kitchen knives is right up there towards the top of my list. See, learning how to cook a few great meals is an awesome skill to have. It’s one that will save you cash, and make you a more rounded adult. And if you’ve ever tried to cook a meal with a cheap pan, or chop vegetables with cheap knives, you’ll know that they’re usually pretty rubbish. Avoid sets that have pieces in you don’t need, and buy separately for the best value for your money.
Hands down, education is one of the best things that you can ever spend your money on. It can expand your horizons, increase your earning potential, and make you an all-round more interesting and considerate person. My ongoing education is something that I always set aside part of my budget for. It’s worth noting here that this isn’t just about expensive university degrees. Consider books, online courses, and less traditional methods of acquiring new knowledge and understanding.
For me, these are the quality items you should spend more money on. Do you agree? And is there anything else that you would add to the list? I’d love to hear about how you get the most out of your cash, and where you simply aren’t willing to scrimp.