ROTHERHAM, England, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The annual holiday is a time for rest and relaxation but there are always dreaded post holiday chores which we can't escape from after our well earned break.
Whether you are holidaying in the UK or abroad, nobody likes doing post holiday chores. Recent *research shows that the most dreaded task is the holiday washing with 52% of people hating it the most. Other loathed post holiday jobs, in order are opening the post, 20.1% said it was their most hated job, followed by cleaning the house and doing the food shopping, both at 10.5% and doing the gardening, 6.8%.
It is no wonder it is detested the most as 60% of those asked estimated that the post holiday washing takes almost two full days to get it done.
The research results are music to the ears of Your Holiday Wash, who commissioned the survey. This new holiday laundry service has been created to make the switch from holiday to home less painful. Available for £49.90 (that's less than a pre holiday pedicure and a spray tan!) Your Holiday Wash will collect, wash, dry, iron, fold and deliver your holiday laundry within three days.
Washing is detested more by younger age groups. On average 55% of people dislike doing the washing aged between18 to 45. This goes down to 50% for 55 year olds and to 46% if you are 65. It is assumed that it drops after 45 because parents see their children leave home, and therefore their washing load decreases. Not surprisingly women hate holiday washing more than men, 57% of women disliking it compared to 43% of men.
Another remarkable statistic was that men dreaded opening the post more than women. This was ranked second for both genders but the difference was quite big. Almost 25% of men said that they hated opening the post compared to 18% of women. Could it be that men dread opening the post more as they fear huge credit card bills?
Opening the bills were feared most by an older age group (55-64 years old) with over 26% of people saying that they didn't like opening the bills compared to only 15% amongst the younger age group (18-24 year olds). Maybe this is because older people have a higher dispensable budget then younger people and can buy more expensive things.
Instead of doing these arduous tasks, that take time out of your busy schedule, what would you rather do? The statistics also show that almost two thirds of people would like to either relax and do nothing or spend time with close ones.
*All research from Omnibus Survey in April 2011 through UK online research panel.
For more interesting stats and facts about what people would like to do with the time freed up from holiday washing and a full breakdown by gender and age contact Kathryn Greenwood or Isabel Jones at Your Holiday Wash Press Office, Eden PR on +44(0)115-852-4717 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.