*Sigh* If you're like me, you probably wish you could live that lavish life, where money is no object, you're blinged out in diamonds, and the wine is just a-flowingggg, right?
Then — also like me — you wake up and realize that you're still broke and you wish there was a way to at least appear rich. So when Reddit user Inkweary recently asked, "What's a really cheap item you can buy that can make you look incredibly rich?", I knew that this sermon was for me. Here's what people said will make you look rich:
1. Fancy bottles for everything:
"I have a family member who always asks for empties of fancy bottles of alcohol and then just refills them with the cheap stuff. You'd be impressed if you look at his bar, but IT'S ALL A SHAM!"
2. A quick tailor job on your clothes:
"Spend money on getting your clothes tailored. I’m a money manager. The old school wealth doesn’t wear anything that stands out. However, their clothes always have a perfect fit. The flashy guy that comes in with the big watch, driving the sports car, usually has a ton of debt. Money talks. Wealth whispers."
3. Chic lighting in your home:
"Under cabinet lighting. I have rechargeable LED strips that I bought for $30 on Amazon, held up by magnets. They light up the backsplash and counters below, and then I'll tell my friends, 'I had this custom lighting done by an electrician.'"
4. Furniture placement that looks like it belongs in Architectural Digest:
"A small table in your living room with a pitcher of water and two glasses."
5. Extravagant lemons in your water:
"Just slice some lemons and cucumbers and put them in a water pitcher (I keep mine in the fridge so it's cold). When people come over, they’re always suuuuper impressed to have water with cucumbers and lemon in it."
6. Decanters for your cheap wine:
"Yes! Buy a $14 bottle of red. Put it in a decanter before friends arrive and toss the bottle. When friends arrive, apologize that the wine has only been breathing for a 'short amount of time.' This makes you seem like a wine snob, and if anyone doesn’t like the wine, it’s because it hasn’t had time to breathe, obviously."
7. Good-quality toilet paper:
"Apparently three-ply toilet paper. One of my friends was at our house last year and after a bathroom trip, she told another friend, 'Ooh, they've got money; they've got the good stuff.'"
8. A black card...well, a card that's black:
"A credit card that is black in color. It doesn't have to be a 'black card', just black."
9. That wax seal on the back of your letters:
"We send all of our correspondence out with a big-ass wax seal on it. Looks like we're old money when we send out our Christmas cards."
10. A super strange pet:
"I assume anyone with a really weird pet is hiding an immense amount of wealth. Even if they’re super bummy."
11. Lots of different teas:
"Having 12+ variations of teas to offer people when they come over. Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginseng, Sleepy Time, Green Tea, Green Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Lemon and Honey, Liver Disaster, Ginger with Honey, Ginger without Honey, Vanilla Almond, White Truffle Coconut, Chamomile, Blueberry Chamomile, Decaf Vanilla Walnut, Constant Comment, aaaaaand Earl Grey."
12. Laughing the ~rich~ way:
"Laugh in three bursts. 'Ha ha ha! Oh, Charles.'"
13. Multiple black V-necks in your closet:
"I make very little money, but I frequently have friends demanding to know how I afford 'such nice clothing.' I have a few five-packs of black v-necks, I wear some dark jeans I got cheap, and a fake leather belt that matches some leather shoes I got a few years ago as a gift."
14. A money clip:
"A money clip. Put big bills on the outside then fill it with singles."
15. Fancy condiments:
"Grey Poupon. I can't be stopped in traffic and rolling my windows down all day. I'VE GOT RICH PERSON THINGS TO DO!"
16. And lastly, good drugstore jewelry:
"My colleague has these golden earrings with zirconia drops, I thought she either stole them from a grandma or her boyfriend must have gave them to her but she told me those were actually really cheap from a drugstore."