Buying things we want is easy because we want them in our lives. We are willing to pay money for them because they make us happy, make us look good and make us feel good. But buying something against our will is just painful. You’re spending money on something that doesn’t necessarily make you happy, in fact, after buying it you’re probably going to be miserable thinking about the money you spent on the thing you don’t want, but need. Here is a list of necessities that anyone will agree are a nuisance to buy, especially if you live away from home.
1. Toilet Roll
One of the most annoying things that every household has to have is toilet roll. This may be the single most important thing to have and probably the most annoying thing to buy. It’s not pretty, it’s not fun (unless you wrap it around yourself and act like a mummy but let’s face it, that’s just a big waste!) and if you buy a very cheap brand it’s going to run out a lot faster than if you spent an extra €1 on a better brand. Alas we will never learn, we’re always going to buy the cheapest one because that’s what’s best for our pockets at that moment in time.
A cup of tea or coffee has become much more than a desire, they are now a necessity in many people’s lives. A lot of people cannot begin their day without a cup of the caffeine packed stuff. For some reason we have no problem paying as much at €4.50 for a coffee from Starbucks but when it comes to buying a jar of coffee or a box of tea bags we just resent it. Our minds don’t consider the fact that paying €3 for a box of teabags is far more economical than buying a cup of tea from the cafe down the road that could cost as much as €2.50. As much as you would like to live on take away hot beverages, there’s no escaping the fact that a household has to have tea and coffee. You’ll be thankful you bought them in the long run.
Even if you’re not a big milk fan you simply cannot get away without having at least a pint of milk in your fridge at any given time. You might not fancy drinking glass after glass of the calcium rich liquid but it is needed in many of life’s favourite things such a tea, coffee, scrambled eggs, pancakes and of course cereal. Spending €1 on a carton can be a killer but it’s just another one of those things you need in your life.
Who cares about oral hygiene anyway? Everyone should care about oral hygiene. There’s nothing worse than talking to someone who has bad breath and visible plaque on their teeth. “Sure I’ll just get a packet of chewing gum, it’ll be grand” No. Toothpaste should not only be a necessity, it should be the law!
5. Monthly Supplies (Women Only)
When mother nature decided to visit at the same time every month it is never a pleasant experience. Girls are in pain, moody and selfish which is completely acceptable. It all gets much worse when we realise that the money we planned on spending on a Chinese to make us feel better now has to be spent on tampons. There’s no way of getting out of buying them but they really should be free.
People who have been wearing glasses all their life resent the day when their glasses no longer allow them to have perfect vision. As people get older their vision deteriorates and this means needing new glasses. We will wait as long as possible without going for an eye test for new glasses, it may even take something as dramatic as walking into a glass door to get us to realise that the time has come to splash out on some new frames.
Unfortunately we cannot live our lives without the above items and we will not learn this over night. Perhaps we will learn our lesson to splash out on these necessities when we are home alone and realise all too late that there is no toilet roll available. Happy shopping!