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16 Expensive Things You Need to Buy to Save Money

October 9, 2019


Everything you buy has a price and a value.
Sometimes spending more money than you think you should at first, can save you some serious
cash in the long run. Here’s a list of items that are evidence of how that rule works in
real life. 1. Thermostatic shower faucet Before you say a thermostatic shower faucet
that costs 3-4 times as much as an ordinary faucet is clearly something extra, hear me
out. It can actually save you hundreds of bucks a year because you won’t have to spend
time regulating the temperature of the water. There are online calculators that can help
you figure out exactly how much you’ll save, and the more members there are in your family,
the greater the saving will be. Also, you’ll be able to turn off the water while lathering
— it’ll be the right temperature when you turn it on again and you won’t be freezing,
covered in a soapy foam while trying to regulate the water temperature. 2. Water saving showerhead A regular showerhead splashes away more water
on you than you need to get clean. A water efficient shower head reduces the amount of
water that goes through your hot water heater by 7 gallons with every 7 minute shower, and
that’s around 2,500 gallons a year. That also means less water gets heated, so you’re
saving both water and energy, and the purchase should pay itself off in 10 months. 3. Freezer A freezer might sound like a waste of money
and space in your kitchen, but it can help you stock up and save a bunch! Supermarkets
often offer good deals on foods that can be frozen and stored for a long time. You need
vitamins all year round, and seasonal greenery costs way more off-season. You can buy a whole
salmon for two times cheaper than salmon steaks of the same weight. The freezer costs no more
than a fridge, and requires the same amount of electricity if used properly. It’ll pay
for itself within 3 years. 4. Foodsaver
Have you ever cooked more food than you can eat? And then failed to keep the leftovers
edible and had to throw it all away in the end? A foodsaver, which many would consider
an extra, works by sucking the air out of a plastic bag or container, keeping the food
fresher for longer. It’ll also work with long term storage in the freezer. 5. Induction stove An induction stove costs twice as much as
an electric one from the same manufacturer. But what’s so cool about it is its super
high efficiency – according to Electric Power Research Institute, up to 90% of their
energy heats your food. An electric stove, for example, has a different efficiency – 70%,
while only 40% of a gas stove’s energy goes to heating food. This means that food is cooked
faster on induction stoves, so the consumption of energy decreases. Also, induction stoves
don’t work unless you put something on them, so if you take off the kettle and forget to
turn off the stove, it won’t stay on, consuming the electricity in vain. And since the surface
of these stoves doesn’t heat up, the risk of getting burns is also less. 6. Seasonal tire change Even considering the cost of tire fitting
services, seasonal tires will cost you less than universal ones because all-season tires
have a lower wear resistance. But you save the most money here as you improve the safety
of your car. If it’s colder than 14°F outside, all-season tires harden, the grip on the road
decreases, and the car becomes less controllable. Expenses for repairing a wrecked car can damage
one’s budget significantly, let alone medical services, if they’re required. 7. Gym equipment If you visit the gym regularly, and your membership
costs a lot, you might consider taking the gym home. If you buy some quality equipment
that’s not crazy expensive, you can save some serious cash over time. But make sure
you only buy the machines you really use, not just the stuff that was on sale. 8. A high-quality mattress You spend around ¼ of your life sleeping,
and that time affects the other ¾. Good restorative sleep makes you more productive, and a mattress
that doesn’t kill your back will save you a lot of money in doctor visits later. The
same is true about a good pillow. 9. Coffee maker Does your daily commute to work involve a
coffee from a coffee shop nearby? So, you must be positive a coffee maker is way too
expensive? A regular cup costs somewhere from $2 to $5, with an average price of $3.50.
If you get one cup of coffee every day, that’s a total of about $1300 per year. The cost
will be higher if you’re not the only person in the family that drinks coffee, or if you
drink more than one cup daily. Now, coffee makers cost anywhere from $35 to $500, depending
on the kind you get. Even when you add the cost of coffee beans, electricity and maintenance,
your home coffee maker will pay itself off within one year! Once you buy it, you’ll
be getting your daily dose of deliciousness for production cost only, which is about 20
cents per cup of espresso. Ooh, got that java jive… 10. Filtered water bottle There’s one more thing you buy every day,
and hopefully, you drink more of it than coffee – I’m talking about water. A filtered
bottle will cost you about $40, and there are also cartridge refill costs, but it should
all be paid off in half a year. You’ll be able to fill in the bottle from any tap and
the water will be cleaned from any viruses and bacteria. Plus, using the same bottle
over and over again is way more eco-friendly than buying plastic bottles whenever you get
thirsty. 11. LED light bulbs Though LED bulbs have many advantages, their
one major disadvantage – high cost – stops many people from buying them. The price of
an LED bulb is about 8 times higher than a normal incandescent bulb. But at the same
time, an LED bulb consumes 10 times less electricity. Also, the service period of an LED bulb is
10,000-25,000 hours, while for a regular bulb it’s 1,000 hours. That means that while
using one LED bulb, you’d change a conventional light bulb about 20 times. So, an LED bulb
is about 7 times wallet-friendlier than a normal one. 12. A blade sharpener Once you get a blade sharpener, you won’t
need to toss away your razors when they get slightly dull. In fact, you’ll be able to
use one blade for up to six months! 13. A high quality phone case A paradox of life is that many people are
willing to spend a fortune on a new phone but get excited about a $1 “great deal”
case for it. However, such a case isn’t going to protect your phone in times of crisis,
and you might have to replace the gadget if you accidentally drop it. Getting a case for
$40 doesn’t sound as scary as getting a new phone for $1000, right? 14. “Smart” power strips If you’re using a device that has a lot
of accessories, for example, a desktop computer that has a monitor, speakers, printer, and
so on connected to it, “smart” power strips will help you save on the electricity bill.
When you turn on your computer, it powers on other connected devices. When you turn
it off, everything else goes off, as well, and that cuts a lot of the unnecessary expenses
you would bear if you forgot to do so yourself. 15. A motion sensor light switch (clap clap
) Clap On. NO not that! What seemed like something out of a sci-fi
movie a few decades ago, is now a real money saver. Thanks to a motion sensor light switch,
you’ll keep the lights on only where you really need them as you move around the house.
The installation is simple and quick, and although it’ll cost you quite a bit, you’ll
notice how much energy, and hence money, you save in no time. 16. Energy-saving glass About 40% of the heat loss in our homes falls
on the glass. Just remember how much money you pay for heating; half of this money goes
right out the window. An energy-saving coating helps reducing heat transfer through the glass
by 75-90% depending on the type of coating. If you do some math, you can easily calculate
how much you can save with low-e glass. Don’t forget to add the excess electricity that
you use for heating your home, as well as the electricity used by air conditioners for
cooling your home down while it’s hot outside. Yes, another cool thing about energy-saving
glass is that it works for keeping your home both warm and cool. Which of the items on the list do you already
have? Let me know down in the comments! If you learned something new today, then give
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