The time is here for getting excited about 2022 and all that it may bring. Heading into a fresh new year with a positive attitude and excitement is always a great approach to things. And with that said, there’s nothing wrong with starting to make your priority list when it comes to purchases you want to make in 2022. Whether they are big-ticket items, or budget-priced, prioritising them will ensure that you spend your money wisely throughout the year.
So, if you need a little help narrowing down your list, here are three purchases that may be worth it in 2022.
Upgrade Your Coffee Game
If you’re a coffee drinker then you know just how important a great cup of coffee is in the morning. It’s the only way to start the day, and there’s no doubt you have more as the day goes on. So, why not upgrade your coffee game in 2022 and invest in a new machine?
For true coffee lovers, nothing beats the taste and quality of being able to use fresh ground coffee beans, so finding a machine that allows you to brew fresh grounds will be important. You can then get specific about the kind of added features you want to consider, such as:
- Single-cup vs brewing a pot at a time
- A timer feature
- The ability to choose cold brew/iced coffee
- How easy the machine is to clean and maintain
- Whether it requires paper filters or has a reusable filter
- The size of the machine – do you have the space for it?
- How energy efficient the machine is
Of course, if you look into the high-end machines such as an at-home espresso maker, then you can add features like a milk frother or steamer, a built-in coffee bean grinder and so forth to the list. These machines will be more money, but they are also more versatile. They allow you to become an at-home barista.
It’s Time to Go Green with an Electric Vehicle
Have you been making a conscious effort as of late to go green? Are you trying to make more environmentally-friendly decisions and purchases in your life? The good thing is that every green choice you make will have a positive impact – some will just be more significant than others. If you’re ready to make a big impact, it may be time to consider purchasing an electric vehicle.
If you’re under the impression that it’s too expensive to purchase an electric vehicle, then you will find ElectriX’s guide to be very helpful. You’ll find everything is broken down in an easy-to-follow manner, giving you a true sense of what it would cost to purchase or lease an electric vehicle, along with the other costs involved. It ensures that you’ll feel like an informed consumer.
Don’t forget there are likely second-hand models available on the market near you, so this can be a great way to make it a more affordable purchase.
Improve Your Quality of Sleep with a New Mattress
This is an item that often gets overlooked until you realise your sleep is very poor. If you’re tossing and turning all night, wake up stiff and sore, your bed has large dips in it and the mattress is more than 10 years old, there’s a good chance it’s time for a new mattress. Remember, getting a good night’s sleep is what allows you to perform at peak levels both mentally and physically, so it needs to be prioritised.
When shopping for a new mattress, it’s important to recognise there is no one-size-fits-all mattress. You will need to consider a few things. Some of the criteria that will factor into the purchase should be:
- What type of sleeper are you (side, back or stomach)?
- Whether or not you suffer from back pain.
- Do you run hot when sleeping?
- Do you share your bed with someone else? If so, you want the least amount of motion transfer possible.
- Do you like a soft or firm mattress?
- Do you want a plush top mattress?
There are many other factors to consider but this is a good place to start. Also, if you’re going to purchase a new mattress from your local mattress store, you may also want to pick up new pillows and bedding. This will ensure that your sleep is the best it can be, that your bedding is lightweight and breathable, and that your entire body is supported from head to toe.
Make Purposeful Purchases in 2022
While there is nothing wrong with treating yourself to items here and there, you also want to be sure you’re making purposeful purchases. These are items that will enhance your lifestyle, health, and well-being in a variety of ways. Each of these items can accomplish just that, so you may want to go ahead and add them to your list for 2022.