Weekend Task – Buy a New Pillow!

Posted June 15, 2012 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder

Americans spend money on the strangest things. We rent movies at our fingertips On Demand for $4.99. We pay hundreds of dollars for shoes at times. We pay $5 for a bagel or a large coffee when we could have them for pennies from the grocery store. We even buy incredibly expensive clothes, just to sweat in!

But what amazes me more than what we spend money on are the things we don’t spend money on in America. Chances are, you’ve been sleeping on the same pillow for years. If you’re anything like me, you potentially took that pillow from your childhood home and moved it from dorm to dorm, apartment to apartment, for 10 years before realizing you really didn’t want to know how clean that pillow was or wasn’t.

When my husband and I moved to our new condo in December, I insisted on one thing – none of our pillows were moving to the new place. We both had been sleeping on the same pillows for years longer than we should have So the pillow went into the dumpster and we went to Bed, Bath & Beyond. We set a pretty high budget for pillows. Each of us got to buy an “expensive” pillow and then a “not so expensive” pillow. And in addition, I bought new “not so expensive” pillows for our guest bed as well. And let me tell you this, it was the best money I’ve spent in years.

So here’s your financial challenge for the weekend – go get a new pillow! You’ll never regret it and you’ll know for certain you’re sleeping on cleanliness.

My recommendation? Brookstone. I bought they’re BioSense pillow for side sleepers, and it’s now one of my favorite things I own. It was spendy, for a pillow, but worth it. Check it out and shop for more pillows at BBB here.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."