11 Luxury Items That Are Actually Worth the Money

Healthy Food

It’s crazy, but it seems like now you have to be rich in order to avoid eating terrible, over-processed food. If you’ve ever been to Whole Foods, you’ll know what I mean. Although Kraft Dinner and Chef Boyardee are delicious occasionally, they just can’t compare to fresh, healthy, unprocessed food.

People who cook regularly, and work with raw ingredients are generally healthier than those who mostly eat takeout, because they prepare it themselves, they know exactly what goes into it, and are able to moderate their portion size accordingly. If you have no idea what you’re eating, it’s super easy to overindulge without realizing. The next time you find yourself reaching for the cheap cookies in the bakery aisle of the grocery store, hold off until you can buy some good quality chocolate chips and make your own.

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Bedsheets

Although it seems tempting to skimp on buying nice sheets, quickly add up how many hours you’ll sleep on them that year alone. Then, reach for the higher quality sheets. They might only be $50 or $100 more expensive, but once you reach the level of 500 thread count (some brands carry up to 1,000+ thread count, which is the number of threads crossed in a square inch), you’ll start reaping the rewards.

Better quality sheets are softer on your skin, and can even improve your hair — research has shown that silk pillowcases don’t cause as much follicle breakage as cotton pillowcases do.

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Travel Upgrades

Travel can be exhausting, regardless of your method of transportation. Crossing time zones, or even crossing from one state to the next can leave people exhausted and irritable. The next time you have the chance to upgrade, whether it be on a flight, train journey, or car road trip, take it!

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Paying more money for a better seat on your journey can mean the difference between actually getting some sleep, and spending your night listening to your neighbor snore. And if you’re taking a car trip, why not splurge on some sweet road trip snacks, a new CD, or a cozy car blanket?

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