Sometimes it can be hard to shell out money for items you need, hence my closet could use some upgrading, let alone extra purchases, but there are so many that make sense than can actually save you money in the long run. For putting a little money up front (larger in some cases), it is actually worth the investment, so if you have been on the fence for a while, now may be the time to actually open up the wallet a little bit and use the card that has been put a way for a while.
It’s crazy how fast technology goes, that there is no reason to hang onto a laptop that is approaching a decade like mine was. For around $700 you can have a laptop that boots up in seconds and is fast handling many applications, not to mention energy efficient, that makes you wonder why you didn’t upgrade sooner. Now I can’t guarantee this one won’t be outdated in a few years, but all the more reason to invest again as costs continue to drop for the quality the comes with. It’s exciting to see what the future holds and now they can get any better, faster.
Avoid the Drive-Thru Coffee
Much like going out to dinner or picking up fast food, getting your morning coffee in the drive-thru on your way to work is as easy as it comes, but spending $20 a week in coffee can quickly add up, especially if you are adding breakfast to that order or stopping multiple times per day. By investing $25 up front in a programmable coffee maker, you can setup at night to have your pot brewed in the morning with your favorite coffee, pour in your travel mug, and be on your way.
We may not spend the amount on bottled water as we do coffee, but I guess if you buy single bottles for a gas station you could be, but at least buying a case of water will set you back $5, but maybe only last you the week depending how much you drink, and how unlikely you are to just refill them from the sink. By putting a little money up front on a filter, while keeping a water cup, you can have all the water you want, while just paying your water bill instead of shelling out extra money on bottles.
Now it seems pretty impossible that households would not these installed in homes, but on the off-chance that you don’t, or fully take advantage of its capabilities, it could make your life a little easier, and give a little less strain on your wallet. There is no reason to cool (or heat, depending on the season) your home while you are at work for the day, not to mention you probably want it cooler to sleep through at night, so never have to worry about adjusting the temperature again, or forget to change a temperature back.