Every girl knows there are certain things you just don't buy the cheapest version of. My list includes toilet paper, tampons, eyeliner, tape, wine openers, champagne and cream cheese. I am now adding another item to the list: lint rollers.
I currently live with three cats, so lint rollers are a necessary part of my "getting ready" routine. I generally buy the good kind (at Costco, of course...bulk is key here), but last week I discovered that my brother had used up the last roller earlier that morning. Jerk. So I swung by Target on my way to work and picked one up from my beloved $1 section. Other $1 Target section items have been fantastic, including their mini flower pots. Besides, a sticky sheet on a roller is a sticky sheet on a roller, right?
WRONG. There is nothing worse than being locked in an epic struggle with your lint roller. Cheap lint rollers are like cheap tape: they shred and bunch up and get stuck to EVERYTHING and end up a total mess. I must have peeled through 3/4 of the roll before I finally got to a decent, whole sheet. As a result, less than a week later I needed a new lint roller. I still hadn't had time to go to Costco, so I went to Target again. I walked huffily past the $1 section to the "good" roller section.
There they were: a whole section of lovely, good quality rollers. Good quality EXPENSIVE rollers. Being used to the Costco multi-pack, I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a single lint roller. So I slunk back to the $1 section. Maybe that first roller was just a fluke. Maybe it was part of a bad batch.
Maybe I'm an idiot. Needless to say, that second roller was every bit as frustrating as the first. Never again will I go for the cheap lint roller. I will make the time to go to Costco and, when absolutely necessary, shell out the exorbitant price for a single, good quality roller.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.