Things that are truly worthy of the sentiment: "Quality, not quantity."
  1. Toilet Paper
    It goes without saying that when you use toilet paper, you expect it to work. Very well. It also goes without saying that anything less isn't optional.
  2. Garbage Bags
    There is no greater feeling of defeat than that of an entire bag of garbage splits wide open on that long, terrible journey to the curb at night.
  3. Paper Towels
    At the end of the day, buying cheap paper towels only begets more paper towels in the bin.
  4. Multivitamins
    Our bodies aren't meant to digest rocks. A lot of vitamins source things like calcium through difficult to absorb sources. It's simply not how our bodies hu-man and while it may be cheaper to pop a little rock hard pill, your body will absorb more (and more readily) with something food-based.
  5. Adhesive Bandages
    Some brands are always falling off and that's hardly sanitary. At that point, why bother? Side note: If nothing else, these can also be procured at doctors offices while they make you wait for them to arrive. Some people call this stealing. I think of it as reparations. Which is not to say that I advocate liberating anything from anywhere without permission. Then again, I'm not not saying to do so. Take that as you like.
  6. Umbrellas
    Ever been caught in a windy storm with a cheap umbrella? Yeah, me too. NEVER AGAIN.
  7. Quality Mattress
    You spend appx. 1/3 of your life in bed, and sleep quality contributes so much to our health, happiness, and energy level. It's worth springing for a quality mattress if you have the opportunity to do so.
  8. Shoes/Insoles
    Chances are you're on your feet pretty often. It's a good idea to own at least one pair of high-quality shoes with good insoles that will last. Also- If the shoes aren't as supportive as you need them to be, springing for good insoles is worth every single penny.