The One Thing in Your Home You Should Never Skimp On

The One Thing in Your Home You Should Never Skimp On

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Nancy Mitchell
Sep 11, 2016

Over the years, we've written lots of posts about which things in your house it's ok to save a little money on, and which ones are worth the splurge. Some things are controversial. Should you spend a lot of money on a really nice couch, or will a mid-level sofa work just as well? Is it worth paying a lot of money for art, or will pieces from the thrift store get the job done? But there's one thing that reliably appears on every single "splurge" list, time after time. Can you guess what it is?

It's...

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Your mattress.

You spend almost a third of your life in bed. Granted, you're not conscious for most of it, but the hours you spend sleeping have a way of affecting a big part of the rest of your waking life. Bad, interrupted sleep makes for a cranky, irritable, unideal version of you. Not to mention back pain and all the related maladies associated with bad mattresses.

So go ahead and save a little money on a rug, or a dining table, or even on your art. But if you can, don't skimp on your mattress.

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