(Closed) What is the one household item you will spend the extra money on for name brand?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Paper towels and laundry detergent!

Post # 18
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010


Post # 19
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Brandnames I buy are Dawn and Tide and Bounty (papertowels)! 🙂 TP we don’t care about.

Post # 20
935 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Wow – I can’t believe all the TP votes!

I can’t stand how thick the name brand stuff is!  We always get the thinnest, cheapest TP.  haha.  Don’t come over to our house!

I like name brand cleaners like Holy Cow, Windex and Mister Clean

Post # 21
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and macaroni & cheese. Over my dead body will I eat off-brand Mac & cheese.

Post # 22
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

toilet paper and paper towels!! 

i also swear by my dyson!!

Post # 23
2088 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@springbride23:  +1 on ziplock bags! Especially the freezer ones. 

Post # 24
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ketchup, Asian spice mixes/ meal mixes, mince pies (when back home in New Zealand), mixers (kitchenaid)

Post # 25
5187 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Q-tips. I had a bad experience with a store brand that ended up with me having to go to the clinic so it’s only the best for cleaning my ears now!

Post # 26
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@FleeSircus:  Same here, we go with the 1-ply store brand TP!

The only thing I can think of is shaving cream. And whole wheat pasta. I guess I’m pretty cheap!

Post # 27
1780 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

honestly….I am weird here….but I will ONLY buy crest tooth paste, and listerine mouth wash…lol…and baush and lomb contact solution….Im trying to think if there is anything else….

ohh the biggy for me…platex tampons….the generic ones are soo much thicker they scare me….

other than that we are pretty flexible…except razors (we both use a gillete brand)…because Fiance has a lovely face i dont want getting all hacked up….and turns out mens razors are about 1000x better then womens when it comes to legs and uh areas! atleast ive found anyways….much better shave!


Post # 28
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Glad to see I’m not the only one who will only buy nice toilet paper!

Earth Balance vegan butter.  Tofutti vegan cream cheese and sour cream. Everything else I think I don’t have a brand preference and will but whatever is cheapest/has the best ingredients.

Oooh, and I love candles from Bath and Body Works. I think they have great scents for way less than other candles of the same quality.

Post # 29
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

TP, ketchup, Q-tips, cheese, peanut butter, and coffee.   Most other items I can tolerate the knock-offs, but these are an absolute no-skimping allowed. 

Post # 30
8683 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, and room spray

I couldnt choose just one!

Post # 31
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

we buy a lot of Seventh Generation, Meyer’s Clean Day and other eco-friendly products. for us, it’s worth the extra money to do right by the environment, and with certain brands you can be sure they are being ethical and not just “greenwashing”.  there are a couple of things I won’t get though, like their dishwasher gel. it just doesn’t work.

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