With certain things in life, I’m a total cheapskate.
While I will happily pay good money for organic chicken or a nice pair of jeans, I just can’t seem to let myself buy a new set of towels or bedding that doesn’t look like we live in a frat house.
We got married in 2002 and spent the next 7 years living in various minor league baseball towns. We had one set of sheets that we took everywhere with us. Although they’re nice and soft, they are also embarrassingly hole-y. We have another set that used to be green, but are old enough to have faded into a very ugly non-color.
I did buy what I thought were adorable flannel sheets last winter (At WalMart. On sale. Cheapo.) complete with deer and fir trees. Very log cabin-y. Jeff was not impressed (“What am I, 8 years old?”).
Also, lately we have been sleeping under Jeff’s comforter from college because it’s the most comfortable thing we own. Ugly, but comfortable.
Last week I ordered some new sheets off of Zulily because I had credit (Free sheets! Cheapo!). They were so stiff and unbearable we tore them off the bed in our sleep.
The sandpaper sheets had Jeff begging me to spend some real money on our bedding. Ok fine! So I bought some bamboo sheets and a Nicole Miller comforter set today. Yes they were on clearance, but they cost more than $10.
And with any luck, they will last for the rest of our lives.
Do you find it hard to spend money on certain things? What are you a cheapskate with?