7 Things That Prove Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

Everyone wants to save a buck. Am I right?

However, in our pursuit of savings, there are some areas where we shouldn’t skimp. Following are seven items for which spending more cash up front can be worth every penny.

1. Paint

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Let’s start with your walls. Cheapo paint may seem like a bargain, but you could end up spending more overall if you have to paint and repaint to get the coverage you need.

Not only could you end up using more paint initially, but bargain brands may also be less durable, which means you’ll be repainting again in no time.

Of course, you don’t have to run out and buy the most expensive cans either. Many midrange brands make perfectly good products. If you have a membership to Consumer Reports, check out their ratings.

For everyone else, head to the Good Housekeeping paint reviews to find the right pick for your project.

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