When people think of making good money choices, it is easy to think of things like saving money, cutting costs, paying off debts and investing in stocks and bonds; very rarely is the importance of making good investments in household items discussed or advised.
No doubt, a home should be a safe haven and a place of comfort away from the chaotic world outside. So, choosing the right things to invest in when setting up your home can fulfill or neglect this expectation. In this article, we will be bringing three important household items that are worth investing in to improve your quality of life.
1. Door Locks and Alarm Systems
Wouldn’t it be so much better if we lived in a world where everyone could be trusted so we didn’t have to imprison ourselves within our four walls? Unfortunately, we don’t hence why having a secure lock is not something to compromise on. While alarm systems are just as important, we understand it’s not everyone that can invest in them right away but if you do, pick a reliable and smart home system.
More so, as burglaries are an everyday occurrence in many countries worldwide, if this does not convince you to get a good security system and lock, think of how it would feel to have your expensive computer nicked, simply because your home was not well secured – penny wise, pound foolish.
2. A Washing Machine
Once again, apply the ideology of being penny wise and pound foolish here. Imagine buying a washing machine that consumes your electricity and racks up the bill, as opposed to one which conserves energy simply because it was a cheaper bargain.
That said; when buying a washing machine, there are important things to note like the washing performance and cycles, energy ratings, washer capacity, installation capacity, and how easy it is to find replacement parts.
You should also be able to simply look up the model number and find a replacement when faults develop in the long run instead of buying a whole new washer. More so, buying a poor-quality washing machine that is difficult to maintain is an expense that will turn into a burdensome liability.
3. Good Mattress
Listen; you do not in any way want to compromise on your mattress. Forget the promise of green tea, nice baths, and the burning of sage (if that is your thing) to give you a good night’s sleep. While these acts may or may not improve your sleep quality, sleeping on a good mattress will definitely leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. Ever wondered why people say they sleep better in hotels? Well, this is me telling you – the secret is in the mattress. If you have some money to spare, step up your sleep quality by also investing in quality sheets and pillowcases.
The whole idea of making an investment is putting money to work. So, make your money work for you by not compromising on the things that will improve your quality of life and overall productivity.