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Originally Posted On: 7 Purchases That Can Make Your Life Easier (socialifestylemag.com)
It is no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year for many of us. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have had to reign in your spending a little to ensure that you can continue to support yourself during this time. However, no matter the budget you set yourself, you need to ensure that you aren’t pushing necessary purchases aside – especially when they can make your life easier and save you money in the long run.
With that in mind, here are some purchases that can make your life easier in 2020 and beyond!
- A pair of glasses
You should get your eyesight tested at least once a year. This is important as it helps you keep track of your sight and ensure that you are aware of any changes that are happening to your body. Though purchasing a new set of glasses can be expensive, it is a necessary purchase, and as soon as you are wearing them, you’ll realize how much you were missing previously. They can also help relieve tension and headaches, which will only occur in frequency if you don’t wear glasses or have the right prescription for your needs.
Sometimes, people are reluctant to wear glasses as they think they won’t suit them – but there are thousands of styles on offer, and it’s easy to find glasses that suit your face. If you spend a lot of time behind a PC, you may also want to invest in blue light glasses.
- Car refurbishments
Whether you use your car for weekend getaways or your daily commute, you’ll likely spend a lot of time behind the wheel. As a result, you must ensure it is kept up to date and runs smoothly. One way in which you can do this is through ensuring your tires and wheels are of good quality and are not damaged. Ideally, after five years of use, you should get your tires tested at least once per year – and more often if you have been experiencing problems. However, you should be able to notice yourself when new tires are necessary. For example, you may notice the following:
- The tires appear flat
- Your car is ‘vibrating’ when you are driving
- Issues with your car’s alignment, it may pull to one direction when you are driving.
- Visible signs of damage on the wheel.
If you notice any of the above, it is time to get new wheels. Thankfully, there are plenty of wheel and tyre packages available online, ensuring that you get the best possible price. This purchase will make your life easier as it helps you stay safe, but it also means you don’t find yourself without a car when you need one.
- A portable charger
There’s nothing worse than going to grab your phone and realizing it is out of charge – especially when you are out and won’t be able to charge it again until you are at home. This can be particularly catastrophic if you use your device for work or need to get in contact with somebody. Therefore, it is definitely worth getting your hands on a portable charger. They are compact, lightweight and often have the capability to charge multiple devices to full battery – making your life much easier in the process. You can fit them in your bag or coat pocket. Even better, they aren’t super expensive.
- A recipe subscription service
Sometimes, the last thing we want to do when we return home after a busy day at work is to spend hours in the kitchen. As a result, we are more likely to cook something quick and easy over something healthy and nutritious or spend money on unnecessary takeouts. A meal prep service can help solve this problem – for a reasonable price. By using companies such as HelloFresh, you can wave goodbye to visiting the grocery store and spending hours deciding what to cook. In fact, you will receive quick and easy recipes delivered straight to your door with all of the ingredients you need in one box. You can even personalize your meal plan to ensure you’re getting the kind of recipes you’ll love.
- A good quality mattress
A good night’s sleep is essential – and it matters more than you may think. If you sleep poorly, you will quickly feel tired, irritable and unable to focus. This can have an impact on your productivity and the way in which you work. Therefore, in order to get a good night’s sleep, you need to ensure you have a good quality mattress. Whether you like a soft, cloud-like mattress or something firmer, be sure you take the time to find the perfect fit for your body and needs. Furthermore, a damaged or broken mattress can make sleep even harder, especially as it can put pressure on your body and cause muscle tension.
Whether you have a partner who snores or noisy neighbors who like blasting music into the early hours, earplugs are another purchase that can make your life easier – they can help you focus on a project without distractions, or fall asleep quicker. If you aren’t a fan of earplugs, you can always get your hands on noise canceling headphones which can block out the world around you no matter what else is happening.
- A ring light for your phone/laptop
In an increasingly digital world, you must get to grips with technology in a flash – especially if you have to hold online meetings for work. During your Zoom meetings, you have to appear professional. This means wearing appropriate attire, speaking clearly and ensuring that you can be seen clearly. One thing that people often miss the mark with during this time is poor quality lighting, making it hard for others to see them and focus on what they are saying. A ring light can solve all of these problems – and can also help you take better photographs at the same time. Getting your hands on a ring light is a win-win situation!