Overpriced essential items ruin my shop

Toilet roll
Toilet roll

When I was growing up I was very precious over my pocket money and would only part with it after careful consideration.

I’d often come back empty handed from school trips having resisted the pens and pencils in the gift shop in favour of saving it for a rainy day.

Doncaster Free Press reporter Kate Mason.  Picture: Liz Mockler D1594LM

Doncaster Free Press reporter Kate Mason. Picture: Liz Mockler D1594LM

It’s fair to say I had the willpower of a saint when it came to saving.

But much to my detriment my money saving ways have not followed me into later life.

Nowadays as soon as the cash lands in the bank I can’t spend it quick enough; it literally burns a hole in my pocket.

Whether it’s shopping sprees or nights out or more domestic duties like a supermarket shop - spending money has become something I excel at.

As much as I love to pass on my hard earned money in exchange for all manner of necessary and completely unnecessary products there are certain things that I hate having to shell out for.

Number one on the hit list is toilet roll.

I can see where the phrase wiping your bum with ten pound notes comes from.

Why is such an essential item so expensive?

I used to curse the teachers at school for buying the thin, tracing paper style cheap toilet paper but it’s no wonder really.

It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase caught short when riffling through your purse to pay.

If you want any kind of quality, quilted, velvet, aloe vera smothered stuff you’ve got to pay top dollar.

Razor blades are another one.

It’s something as a woman (unless you want to resemble some kind of cave woman) that you really can’t do without.

But to keep on top of this essential grooming you’re talking double figures just for some replacement blades.

And after a few uses you have to throw them away and take another trip to the shop.

I’m not tight when it comes to spending but there’s nothing more annoying than having to buy such overpriced items.

I’m all for indulging in life’s luxuries and spending that little extra where possible on the finer things in life.

But toilet paper and razor blades are unnecessarily expensive.

Whilst I’m on the subject tin foil and water filters are also up there.

I do feel like a moaning old Minnie bringing this up but the inner super saving child within me comes back to life whenever I am forced to buy one of these extortionate items and without fail ruins my supermarket shop every single time.