With money being tighter these days than it was a few years ago for many of us, and the economy showing few signs of recovery, it’s probably a good idea to try and save money wherever you can. But could all this scrimping actually be costing you money in the long term?
Of course, saving money where you can is a good idea and cutting out or cutting down on unnecessary expenditure is something we can all do. It’s amazing how much you can save if you take a look at where you are spending your money. But when you’re buying essentials like clothes and furniture for the house, if you ‘cheap out’ you could simply end up paying more in the long run.
You’re paying for the quality
Clothes are the perfect example of the idea that you ‘get what you pay for’. It might be tempting to go to those shops on the high streets that sell discount clothes. With such low prices, it might seem like you’re getting a bargain. But are you really? Firstly, the clothes are often poorly made. They may not fit too well and the craftsmanship is terrible. The materials they use are also poor quality in a lot of cases, which you can spot from a mile off. The bill might be small, but if you have to come back next month and the month after that to keep buying more, you could end up spending more than you need to.
Stick to names you can trust
This is especially true of jeans and shoes. Purchase cheap jeans and you’ll definitely have to buy several more pairs. But if you buy one quality pair of jeans from a trusted manufacturer then they will hopefully last for years. They won’t lose their shape and they will still look good after hundreds of washes. In fact, a really good pair of Firetrap jeans will look even better when they have been ‘worn in’ a little. The jeans will have adjusted to fit you better and the worn look that you only get with good jeans will start to come through.
It really does make good financial sense to buy good quality clothes. It’s something we all know deep down, we just need to stop being tempted by the price tags. If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. It’s better to stick to names you know. Plus, you can check out my favorite pair: the super skinny purple Skyler Jegger!