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Never skimp on these 7 home products

By emily.bailey

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Never skimp on these 7 home products

While there are many low-cost alternatives for most household items, there are some key items that you should never penny-pinch on.

 

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Home products - Schlage
Everyone wants to save money when it comes to purchases for their home. After all, there is so much that goes into a home and the costs can start to get a little overwhelming. While there are many low-cost alternatives for most household items, there are some key items that you should never penny-pinch on. Here is a list of items that are worth the extra investment.
Home Products - Kitchenware

Kitchenware (knives and pots and pans)

Knives, pots and pans are items you likely use every day. These are products that need to stand up to daily wear and tear. By spending more money on them up front, you will save yourself time and money in the long run. It’s also much safer to work with sharp knives, as they are more likely to cut your food instead of your fingers.
Home products - Mattress

Mattress

Your bed is another item that gets daily use. And it has a major impact on your quality of life. If you wake up each day with a sore back, your whole day is thrown off. And while a good mattress can be expensive, it’s also going to last you for years. Do your research and find the best option for your home. Saving a little money isn’t worth years of restless sleep and back issues.
Home products - Large appliances

Large appliances

Similar to your mattress, large appliances like refrigerators and washing machines are going to last you for years, so it isn’t an item that you want to skimp on and later regret. Newer appliances are typically more energy efficient than older models, so some of the initial cost will be offset each month by lower utility bills.
Home products - Paint

Paint

Painting is a quick and easy way to change up the look of a room, but making changes to your house can get very expensive, pretty quickly. It’s easy to look for the cheapest gallon of paint you can find. But that’s not going to save you money in the long term. Better paints have fewer solvents than low-quality paints, so it takes fewer coats to cover old paint. And the color tends to be richer and truer when you opt for higher quality.
Home products - Latitude lever - Schlage Custom

High-traffic furniture

While every family has different needs, there are some pieces of furniture that are subject to a lot of wear and tear. In most cases, your couch and kitchen table need to stand up to daily use. Invest in sturdier pieces that are designed to last. Two cheap couches are usually more expensive than one that’s well made. So save money in the long run and go for a quality product.
Home Products - Vacuum

Vacuum

If you’re putting a lot of thought and work into your home, you want to be able to keep it looking nice. If you have kids or pets, you are definitely going to be cleaning up messes on a regular basis, so you want a vacuum that is up to the task. While smart vacuums may be more expensive, they save you a lot of time and the technology has come a long way. In addition to Roomba’s Traditional line of smart vacuums, they now offer wet-mop options. Investing in a quality vacuum is also an important consideration if anyone in your family has allergies. Lower-end vacuums often emit more dust and allergens than the high-end options.
Home security - Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

Home security

Your home is your sanctuary. Give your entire family the peace of mind that comes with a home security system. There are a lot of options available, so choose the right system for your area.

The foundation of any secure home is the lock on your front door. Schlage offers a wide variety of stylish door hardware with the highest safety ratings available. The Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt offers additional features like a built-in alarm that goes off if someone attempts to tamper or force the lock. The integrated touchscreen also eliminates the need to hide a key under the welcome mat.

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