Nobody wants to spend good money on trash bags. But if you've ever had the bottom of one give out completely on the walk to the outdoor garbage can, you'll realize that it can be worth it. According to Lifehacker and Reddit, these everyday items are totally worth spending good money on as well:
- A good backpack. Maybe you’re not carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, but it sure feels like it if you’re hauling your stuff in a wimpy backpack. An upgrade not only provides added comfort, but longevity as well.
- Wireless headphones. Solid headphones are essential whether you work in an open office, travel frequently, or just have a child who can’t stop listening to “Baby Shark” on loop.
- Paying for movers. The cost of movers is nothing compared to screwing up your own back and burning out your friends.
- Quality sheets. Sure, you can grab a sheet set from the big-box store for what, $30? But don’t expect that bedding to last very long. Good sheets can get pricey fast, but tend to last longer—and have better elastic for that ever-essential fitted sheet.
- A longer phone charger. It wasn’t really that expensive, but it’s nice to have a really long-charging cable.
- Better trash bags. It seems so counter-intuitive to spend extra on something that you are going to put trash inside and then literally throw away. But it can be an awfully long walk from the kitchen to the dumpster or alley when your trash bag’s structural integrity is quickly failing.
- Living alone. Living with roommates is a popular money-saving method evangelized by personal finance experts. But they’re usually not the ones who have to deal with kitchen messes, snoring you can hear from down the hall, or randos taking up space on your couch after you return home from a long day at work. It’s not always financially feasible, but it’s surely a treat if you can afford it.