When Frugality Goes Wrong: 10 AWFUL Choices Made in the Name of Saving Money!

By Krystal Brown

Do your eyes light up when you hear that your favorite store has a sale? How about getting those two-for-one offers at the grocery store? Sure, we all love a bargain now and again but what happens when we realize that we should have chosen the expensive option? We take a look at 10 things people admit they shouldn’t have chosen the cheap option for.

Toilet Paper

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If you are tempted to buy cheap bulk toilet rolls to save a few bucks, just pause and think about how your bottom will feel after a few days. For only a few dollars more you can avoid scratching your skin on rough toilet paper and you won’t find shreds of paper in your pants, which can often happen when the cheap stuff falls apart.


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A good night’s sleep is precious so a mattress is not something that you should scrimp on. While a good quality mattress is expensive, it offers comfort and support for your body so that tie can get your full 8 hours. You might not necessarily notice how bad a cheap mattress is at first but after a few weeks, you may start to regret your decision when your back starts to ache and you have broken sleep. Next time you are investing in a mattress remember it lasts for up to 10 years so it is worth expanding your budget and seeing it as a long-term investment.

Computer Chairs

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Similar to bad mattresses, badly designed office chairs can also cause back and neck problems. Investing in a good computer chair is worthwhile if you spend a lot of time in the office as cheaper versions do not allow for a good posture.


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There is nothing worse than sore feet, especially if you are on a night out. One of the biggest lies mistakes people make when buying shoes is to buy them cheap which means your poor feet have no chance. It is tempting to buy cheaper shoes when you are looking for a specific shoe for each outfit you own but try to invest in a good quality pair that will match a lot of clothes in your wardrobe and you can look forward to blister-free tootsies.


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Cheap underwear is not a good option if you want your clothes to look good. A good bra can make your outfit go from a 5 to a 10 and a good pair of pants will wave goodbye to visible panty liner forever. The best underwear should be so comfortable that you don’t even know is there, smoothing that is difficult when it is cheap.

Exercise Equipment

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Expensive gym equipment is not only big and bulky, but it is also expensive. This means that some people will buy cheap exercise bikes or rowing machines in a bid to save themselves money. However, when you buy cheap exercise equipment it can, more often than not, fail to give you the same experience as expensive equipment you use at the gym. If the equipment is effective it probably won’t last as long as you want it to.


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As the saying goes, “Buy cheap, buy twice “. If you regularly do DIY around the house you will want to invest in high-quality tools that will do the job. A tool may seem like a good deal but once you get home you will realize it will not perform as well as you need it to and it may even break. By investing in good quality tools you can save yourself money and time in the long run.


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Cheap throwaway toothbrushes from the drugstore are good for when you are on vacation or you find yourself in an emergency but they are not the best for your teeth. When you buy electric toothbrushes you can look forward to cleaner and healthier-looking teeth.


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Nobody likes to be too pretentious about the things we like but when it comes to coffee going cheap leads to a lot of disappointment. While gourmet coffee is a little more expensive than instant coffee or cheap grocery store versions, the taste is superior and will give you the caffeine kick that you need to start the day in the best way.

Vacuum Cleaners

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The prices of good vacuum cleaners, such as Dyson and Shark, are eye-watering but they are most definitely worth it. When you see how much dust and dirt is picked up by these bad boys rather than the measly amount by your under $100 vacuum you will never look back. Granted, there may be some older makes of vacuum that works well but any cheap vacuums by modern manufacturers just don’t cut the mustard.

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