9.15.2017

Home Items You Should NEVER Skimp On


Most families want to save money whenever possible - something that shouldn’t come as any surprise, given how expensive it is to run the average home. But for some home items, it’s worth spending the money.

The question, of course, is “why?” Why spend more than you need to? It all comes down to value. We’re not talking about spending money frivolously by impulsively purchasing something you see advertised on a shopping channel. Spending money wisely is about investing in things for your home that will provide you with genuine long-term value.

So what are the home items you should never skimp on?

The Kitchen Crockery

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Spending good money on kitchen crockery isn’t just about providing you with beautiful tools with which to do the cooking. It’s also about providing you with the tools you need to work in the kitchen safely. While it’s true that you can buy cheap blades from the discount store, it’s also true that many of these blades dull quickly, increasing your chances of cutting yourself.

What’s more, if you actually look after your kitchenware, it can last a lot longer. Your mother used the same kitchenware for decades, and so can you.

The Vacuum

Today it is estimated that more than 50 million Americans have some type of allergy. And a big chunk of that number is taken up by kids with respiratory problems. The dust in our homes is a major source of allergens. Not only is it comprised of skin shed by people living in your homes, but it’s also mixed up with things like pollen, animal hairs and grass seeds from the outdoors.

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What does any of this have to do with vacuums? Well, it turns out that the filter quality on vacuums varies enormously as you go up the price range. Entry-level vacuum cleaners often come with cheap HEPA filters which don’t capture all of the fine micro particles which can irritate the immune system. As a result, after using the vacuum., dust particles get recycled back into the air, potentially making allergic responses worse.

The Security System

Cheap security systems might be all the rage right now, but they’re easily fooled by all but the most opportunistic burglars. It’s incredibly easy to disable many of the security “gadgets” found in most homes - all that’s usually required is turning them off at the plug.

Homesecuritysystem.co says that the smart thing for families to do is invest in professional home security monitoring. These surveillance systems are able to detect anomalous changes in sensor readouts, alerting homeowners of any scheduled changes to their security setup. Homes without adequate security are more than 300 percent more likely to be burgled according to cheatsheet.com.

The Flooring

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Finally, if you ever intend to sell your home, investing in quality hardwood or stone flooring. It turns out that carpets are a major bugbear of most buyers. Thanks to their ability to hold onto dirty, most owners now see them as a net-negative and want something that is easy to keep clean and doesn’t collect dirt.

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