Monday, January 28, 2008

What we are not frugal/willing to change on

My wife and I were talking last night about cooking and food, here's a list so far of what we are not willing to change in our house:

- Maple Syrup: I've tasted the corn syrup versions and I've tasted the real thing, there is no comparison. Yes, it's more expensive for the real thing, but how many times a year do I use it? I go through maybe a bottle a year.

- Mushrooms: For a while, we have been going the route of canned mushrooms. On Friday night we had real mushrooms on our monthly date and we've decided we're not going back to canned mushrooms. They don't have the same flavor, the same texture, what's the point?

- Detergent: Our daughter is allergic to many types of detergents except for the Aldi brand. No matter how much cheaper somewhere else might be, we're not going to change on this. We also use cut-up t-shirts and water as wipes because she is allergic to the wipes for sensitive skin.

- Car Filters: My wife won't buy any Fram filter, even if it's cheaper. I trust her to take care of our cars, so we go that route.

- Windshield wipers: I tried to go the cheap route of just replacing the rubber portion of the wipers, it was too much work for the amount of money it saves.

- Razor: I use an electric razor 99% of the time. I have to shave daily otherwise it looks like it has been a week since I shaved. Due to a nerve disorder I have, using a basic razor is like asking for blood.

- Bedsheets: It's a simple thing, but we've tasted high thread count sheets and now won't buy anything less. When you spend 1/3 of your life in a place, it's worth it to spend a few extra $$$ on comfortable sheets. Once we're out of debt, I'll be looking into replacing our bed as well (current one is hand-me-down from 3 years ago).

- Orthotics: Both my wife and I have orthotics for our shoes. We've experienced times without them and our feet just start hurting big time.

- Pacemaker: My wife has one and needs it, no question about it.

Anything your not willing to change on?

1 comment:

Jim ~ said...

I don't think I can specifically say there's anything I wouldn't change. Not that I don't like the way things are, if I had to change something I could. There are certain brands that are nice to have, but not necessary in the end. I don't always necessarily go with the cheapest thing just because it's cheap, you get what you pay for. At the same time if you're paying for quality you no longer see, then stop buying that brand.