Brand Name Doesnt Always Mean Better Quality
There used to be a time when I was naÃ¯ve and just took advertisements for their word. If the announcer said the product would do it, then I bought
that product. Now that I'm older, I'm also wiser. I've learned to try a product once and if it doesn't live up to its advertising, then you are certainly aware
of the old verbiage "fool me onceâ€¦"
Admittedly, I'm no Einstein, but I love a good experiment. Especially one I can replicate at home since we had brand name paper towels and coffee
cups. I remember those old brand name paper towel TV commercials where the waitress would wipe up a spill and show the brand name towel was
tough enough to still hold a cup and saucer. Of course if I can remember that ad decades later, it must have made a lasting impression. I'm sure I'm
not the only person who tried this at home, right? My lab assistants; ok my sisters and I wet the towel and put a cup and saucer on the towel.
EUREKA! It lived up to its promises.
Decades later, and now the head of my own household, I try to spend our hard-earned dollars wisely. In the name of saving a dollar, I've tried cheaper
brands. This unintentional experiment taught me another lesson. Cheaper brands will do the trick for cleaning up kitchen blunders, spills and messes.
While the brand names in the commercials wanted you to believe otherwise by putting one of their 2 ply towels up against a cheaper brands one ply
towels and ripping it to shreds I noticed that I didn't actually have to use 2, 3 or more towels to take care of the problem like they want you to believe.
In the end I was saving a lot of money throughout the year.
So after years of unofficial scientific experiments, here's what I decided: Brand name paper towels are a bit pricier (if that's not a real word, let's
pretend it is for the sake of this article) than the other paper towels. I have since started buying my paper towels online, and mainly the recycled brown
roll towels, especially in the garage along with the regular kit