Buy Once Buy Well


A pile of good quality goods, a purse, a pen, glasses.

Buy once, buy well: stop buying poor-quality products. Yes they are cheaper in the short term, but when they (inevitably) break you have to throw them away and buy another one, costing you more, creating waste and using more materials than if you had just spent a bit more in the first place to get the good one.

A pile of good quality goods, a purse, a pen, glasses.
Buy quality. Don’t waste your money on crap.

The ‘buy once, buy well’ concept started as a way to save money. You might think that frugality would lead someone to buy cheaply, however ‘buy once, buy well’ involves spending a little (sometimes a lot) more to purchase high quality goods that are designed to last a lifetime, saving you money in the long run, because you don’t need to buy a new one every year.

Of course the knock-on effect of this is that you are consuming less in the way of resources and materials, and creating less waste, so it is a win-win for your pocket and for the environment.

The key to adopting this lifestyle is to research, research, research. Find out the best brands, check out lots of reviews (remembering that there are many fake reviews around, even on Amazon), and find the one that is going to be durable and suit your long-term needs.

Looking for products that come with a lifetime or very long guarantee would be a good place to start.

Once you begin this way of life you will never go back. You will find that over time you have surrounded yourself with beautiful, good quality items that you want to keep forever, and that you won’t want to buy trashy goods any more.