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There’s a popular saying that goes “you can’t afford to be cheap”. It might sound confusing, but when you break it down, it highlights many of the things that are wrong with our throwaway culture. Although we all might be saving for something in life, there are times when spending that little extra money will pay off in the long run. Knowing when to save and when to spend can be the difference between
A confident smile is serious social currency and can go a long way in helping you to meet new people. Skimping on things like teeth whitening or orthodontics can damage your teeth in an irreversible way. If in doubt, always seek the advice of a private dentist who will be able to advise you of the best way to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is and you shouldn’t risk your dental health by going cheap.
There’s another saying that says you should always invest in a good pair of shoes and a good bed, because if you aren’t in one you’ll be in the other. This is incredibly true, and with more and more people waking up to the power of restful and relaxing sleep, it’s important to make sure you have a comfy place to rest your head at night. No more springs digging you in the back and causing back problems throughout the day. And if you can’t afford a whole new bed, look for a quality mattress topper that will help provide support.
Ask any student and they will tell you that trying to cook with poor-cheap quality cookware has terrible consequences. When you graduate, you should really leave your low quality cookware behind. Invest in a good knife set and chopping anything and everything will be a breeze. You should also look for high-quality copper or stainless steel pans. Ditch the cheap pans with the peeling teflon and you’ll do your health a big favour too as you’ll no longer need copious amounts of oil in your cooking.
While some things really aren’t worth a premium price tag, there are certain foods that will make a huge difference to your health if you choose to upgrade. Any fruit and vegetables that grow above the ground should always be organic, and you should choose animal products that come from an easily identifiable source. Shopping local will allow you to support local farmers and businesses and help to keep harmful pesticides and hormones out of your body.
Staple Clothing Items
Filling your closet with disposable fashions will cost you a lot more in the long run than investing in a few classic and timeless pieces every season. While your basics might be bulked out by cheap chain stores, you can invest in key pieces like coats, shoes, bags and suits that will elevate any outfit into the realms of super chic. Choose timeless classics and you’ll never go out of style, either.