Don’t you hate it when that kettle you bought a few months back breaks or the frying pan you only bought just 6 months ago already looks worse for wear? I know I do.
The world has changed so much since I was a child with products being made to be more disposable and cheaper by the day. The shelf life of just about everything seems to have diminished drastically. The result is landfills full of products that won’t decompose and in some cases leak harmful substances into the surrounding environment.
Many of us want to help fight the throw away trend. We can now buy a large range of products for the home from companies such as Made to Last that will last the test of time and save you money. We all know inferior / cheaper products are not cost effective in the long run. Making a change and buying longer lasting products is of course preferable. This company aims to help customers distinguish between cheap and good value for money to get the most value for our hard earned pounds.
Long Lasting Sustainable Products For The Home
Made to last is a British company that provides a mix of products many of which are far more sustainable compared to those from many other companies. Products include electricals, homeware, kitchenware, home furnishings and outdoor items. They also have guarantees of varying lengths depending on what you buy. The guarantee lengths are clearly display on the site and allow us to make an informed purchase. Their products are made in the British Isles and sold in Britain and with Brexit if you believe what you hear, it’s even more important to support home-grown companies.
Choosing the right bed is a must. It’s a essential item we rely on daily and can affect our health. It is best to get it right the first time around. Quality products are always more economical in the long run so work out as a good investment. You will find a range of beds at Made to Last from single to super king (I’d love one of those just for me!!!).
When purchasing items it’s important to look at the length of guarantees. This can be extremely cost effective. Purchasing a £945 sofa bed (pictured) with life guarantee (including free delivery) works out better than a £400 sofa bed with a year’s guarantee. The cheaper one won’t last long as one of my friends discovered to her landlord’s disappointment. Over the years you’ll find you may need at least 4 sofa beds to last the same as the more expensive one. So technically it works out cheaper to fork out that bit more initially.
Let’s do the Maths 1 x £945 or 4 x £400 = £1600.
The figures say it all.
Most companies use the same sofa beds so the quality is in the frame, seating padding, upholstery (including material quality) and the mattresses. That’s most except Made to Last. The company only use high quality fabrics, frames, padding and the upholstery skills of their team is top standard. It took them over a year to find the searching the UK for the best sofa bed manufacturer!
Long and lifetime guarantees indicate the quality and robustness of a product plus the confidence a company has in it. So take note and look out for them when selecting.
We all need it yet sometimes we over look this vital home furnishing. I wish we had more spotlights or wall lights at home especially for when the girls play the piano. Some of my friends have purchased floor lamps for extra light when their children are practising piano homework. What a great idea and as they are portable they can be moved around the home and repurposed when required. One with a 25 year guarantee will work well and although more expensive initially it’s balance by its lifespan.
These are just a few of the long lasting and sustainable products for the home that will result in us not only saving money but also having a positive impact on the environment.
I’m loving the look of those sofa beds which are perfect for guest rooms and those with limited space and also the floor lamps, what do you think of them?
Another thing we should all have in our home is chocolate!!! This is guaranteed not to be long lasting especially in my house which is full of chocoholics. For those that love chocolate too I’ve got a super competition.
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