Have you ever heard the phrase “buy it nice or buy it twice”? It’s a pretty good saying to live by because it’s a reminder that it’s not always a bad idea to spend money on things. After all, if it’s an item that you’ll use for many years to come, it makes sense to spend a bit more at the outset rather than spending a little money now because when the cheap thing breaks, you’ll be buying replacements forever, spending more in the long run.

At our apartments for rent in Littleton, we know the value of investing in items for your apartment that will last. But which items should you get? In the first two parts of this series, we highlighted items like furniture, rugs, jackets, and art as pieces worth spending some money on to get great quality. In the final part of our series, we’ll be sharing a few more things we think every household should have. Keep reading to learn more.

Household Items Worth Investing In

China Dinnerware

We’re not suggesting that you spend thousands of dollars on China — unless you want to, of course. Instead, what we’re saying is that a nice set of China dinnerware truly will last you a lifetime, and you may even be able to pass it along to your kids, and they may be able to pass it along to their kids.

Having some fancy plates to eat off of when you have guests over might sound frivolous, but a nice dinnerware set will more than pay for itself over time.


When is the last time you spent money on a pen? They’re so easy to get for free that many people don’t see the need to buy them. This makes a certain amount of sense, but when you consider how often the free pens run out of ink or leave smudges when you write, it might be worth reconsidering. Even a small investment of $10 will get you plenty of well-writing pens that will last for years.

A Nice Bag

If you’re looking for a true buy-it-for-life item, a sturdy bag is a nice option. If you don’t have one, you’ll be surprised by how much use you can get out of it. Need to grab your tablet and a notepad? Toss them in the bag. Heading out for the day? Store a water bottle, extra shirt, and a snack in there.

Do some research and you’ll find plenty of bags that you can use for a wide variety of purposes. Bags made of canvas or leather are great choices!

Make Your Home at Our Luxury Apartments

When you settle into an apartment, it just makes sense to purchase a few items that you plan to keep around for years to come. After all, you deserve the best!

That’s why if you’re looking for the best apartments in Littleton, Summit Riverside is the perfect option. Check out our amenities, take a look at our floor plans, and schedule a tour today. We look forward to hearing from you!