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These Are the Small Household Items You Should Never Pinch Pennies On

A price comparison tool might show you cheaper toilet paper, but you'll want to spend the extra money

A price comparison tool might show you cheaper toilet paper, but you'll want to spend the extra money A price comparison tool might show you cheaper toilet paper, but you’ll want to spend the extra money. | iStock.com/markcarper

Some of us like to shop. Others want to buy the stuff we need and never go back to the store again. Or, at least when it comes to certain items, we don’t want to have to buy it more than once. We want to buy it for life, you could say. But that doesn’t stop us from going for the cheap option, time after time. This all but guarantees we’ll be spending more money in the long run than if we had just opted for quality in the first place.

That’s not to say you should go crazy with every single purchase. Very few of us can afford that. But you shouldn’t always be reaching for the best bargain or whatever your price comparison tool is showing you to be the best deal. Sometimes the cheapest option is the cheapest for a reason, and a little research is required to ensure you’re getting a quality product.

Take a look around your house. You’re apt to see all kinds of things that could drastically improve your life if you were willing to spend a little more. From your bedding to your bum, here are some common household items you should look to invest more in.

1. Toilet paper

If there’s one thing you don’t want to skimp on, it’s toilet paper. Seriously, we’ve all been in a public restroom or at a friend’s house and had a run-in with cheap, ineffective toilet paper. We’ll spare you the details, but suffice it to say that all it takes is one bad experience to persuade you to spend an extra buck or two for some multi-ply. Prices vary, as will preferences.

The “buy it for life” price: You won’t buy for life, but $15 should be enough.