I'm reading blogposts and have just come across this one: https://northyorkshirescraftguru.blogspot.com/2022/01/is-it-worth-paying-for-quality.html?m=1
from the craft guru, about spending more money for quality. Lots of people have commented about spending more for certain items, and it's got me thinking.
There are some things I spend more money on, but what? Is it to buy what I feel is better quality; items that will last longer perhaps? Somethings that are not the 'value' shop's own range? Or do I do this out of habit?
1. Man Wonderful's jeans
I buy a particular brand of jeans for MW. Always have. He lives in jeans. They look good on, and last for ages. I patch them when they get worn out, and they then become work jeans, then shorts, then they go into the rag bag. I buy him one new pair each winter.
2. Loo paper
I have tried many ranges of loo paper and have now found a range that is worth every penny. It is 'Who gives a crap?' bamboo range. Everything is recycled and recyclable. Wrapped in paper and arrives in a box. SO soft. I love it!
3. Christmas TV guide
Tradition dictates that I buy the Christmas Radio Times. I love going through it with a highlighter pen, choosing what to watch and what to record.
4. Oat milk
I haven't yet found a cheaper shops own version of oat milk. I'm still looking though.
Yes you can buy Yeast Extract but it isn't the same. Is it?
Man Wonderful is heavy on shoes he wears everyday, so I buy him branded boots as they last much longer. I live in clogs and these last forever!
Again, it's MW that I buy branded heavy wear for - my raincoat was a fiver from the charity shop!
We always, always buy good quality undies, and for me decent quality tights too. They all wash and wear and last a long, long time.
It's important, I think, to have a decent mattress. Not a you-can't-spend-more, platinum, goose feather stuffed, Harrods one; but definitely not a cheap value one. We spend half our lives asleep and a poor quality mattress can cause pain and discomfort. When we have been at our very lowest we had a second-hand bed but bought a new mattress.
We don't eat meat very often, but when we do it's British (so it's not travelled far) outdoor reared (so it's not been stuck indoors) and organic. Yes, it's far more expensive, so that means we don't eat it more than twice a month.
What about you?
What do you buy for quality rather than value, and why?