Monday, 15 September 2014

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #298 Buy Quality

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #298 Buy Quality

It’s so easy to decide to spend as little money as possible when making purchases, and for some there is not a great deal of choice. However, saving a few dollars in the first instance is often a false economy. Buying cheap goods that last a short length of time probably means you’re spending more in the long-run as you replace those items far more often (depending on the item). When you buy quality you buy goods that will probably last a long time. Quality clothes not only last longer, they make you look better because they hang properly. Quality furniture will last a lifetime (antiques have to start somewhere you know). Quality workmanship in building is another area where paying a bit more for a better job will save money and provide a long-term asset. When you buy cheap goods and services, you not only spend more money over time, but you waste more resources, add more to landfill and create more pollution. Take the time to research good quality goods and services, save up for them and help the planet by wasting less.

1 comment:

Susan Rowland said...

As my Mum keeps reminding us, my Grandpa always said "Your first expense is your best expense." Exactly the point you've made about buying well in the first place