Purchasing high-quality products that are made to last much longer than the cheaper versions could be more costly. However, when it comes to the items we use in our homes, cheaper is not always better. Opting for long-lasting quality products can save you money and hassle in the long run. Here are four reasons you should invest in quality over quantity when it comes to homewares.
1. It will save you more money in the long term.
How so? Because you only need to buy it once and it will last for decades. Buying cheap items that will break in couple months would force you to purchase the same thing again. And, it will end up costing you more because you’re going in circles and spending more and more money for a product that will fulfill the same purpose.
This is where buying for life truly shines. If you’re able and willing to make the upfront investment, buying durable products from furniture to kitchen utensils will save you money in the long term.
2. Quality products are more efficient and easier to use.
Cheap, flimsy items often fall apart quickly and are difficult to use. It is especially true when it comes to tools and homeware. Opting for long-lasting quality products can save you money and hassle in the long run. These would include hard and soft furnishings, from brass wares to area rugs for home and indoor.
3. Quality products have resale value.
When you buy a quality product, it retains its value over time. If you ever need to sell it, you will be able to get a good price for it. In contrast, cheaper items depreciate quickly and are often difficult to resell. Check out our collection of collectible items, which tend to hold their value over time.
In fact, higher quality products will have a higher resale value, especially in our current economy that encourages cheap and mass-produced fashions. For example, after you purchase a cheap MDF coffee table for a couple of years and decide to part way with it, you might not get much cash value of out it because it loses its esthetics and functionality. However, if you choose a solid wood table, which has a 50-year lifespan, with the right design, you might be able to profit from selling such a piece after years of usage. So, even if you have to invest more upfront for the longer-lasting furniture, it retains its value much better, and you’ll likely end up making money from reselling it.
4. Quality products are better for the environment
Many long-lasting quality products are made from sustainable materials that are better for the environment. They last longer, so you won’t have to replace them as often, which help reduce the amount of waste you produce and the amount of resources you use.
You probably have heard it all about how manufacturing goods is detrimental to the environment. So, by investing in a more durable product, you are producing less carbon footprints because these products will last much longer, thus, less waste to the landfill, which means less pollution to the environment.
Investing in long-lasting quality products is a smart choice for your home. Not only will it save you money and hassle, but also help you do your part to protect the environment. I hope you become inspired by our short article on why you should invest in more durable, long-lasting homewares. Looking for such products? Check out our collection of Made to Last here.