Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A few months ago, I bought (okay, my amazing parents bought me) a new mattress. And in short, it’s been fabulous — it’s comfortable beyond belief, and gives just enough support for my bad back. But it got me to thinking: what will you really splurge on?
I’m obviously not old enough to say things like “houses,” but I definitely weigh out my options for different items. Shirts, for instance? No way am I spending a ton on them! But when it comes to my health, it’s pretty easy to justify spending more. Mattresses, shoes, stuff like that — they make a huge difference for my entire body, and it always pays off when you don’t have to see the physiotherapist on a weekly basis ;)
So go ahead, tell me what you’re willing to spend on and what you always save on! (And if you’re interested in doing a beauty version of this question too, do let me know in your comment. I’m kinda curious now, too!)
Here are a few more of mine. I’m definitely more of a saver than a spender, but there’s a time and place for everything…
- Electronics: Both. Quality over quantity, right? For instance, instead of a netbook and a desktop computer, we picked out a MacBook Pro. When it was time for a new camera, I chose a DSLR, but waited months for it to go on sale before buying it. I have an iPod Nano, but carried my original iPod around right until the day it stopped working! (It was the very first touch-wheel model, and my god was it ever hearty!)
- Furniture: Save, save, save! I love refinishing furniture, and there’s a ton of great items to be found on sites like Craigslist and Kijiji for a fraction of their original cost. Some of it’s really worn down, of course, but there are definitely gems to be found that are practically brand-new!
- Books: Save, definitely. I’ll buy a book if I think it’s worth reading again (gotta support those authors!) but most of the time, I just pick up my books at the library. And nowadays, I haven’t had much time to read anyways… *sigh*