‘Lazy’ Scots squander more than £2,900 each year

Scots would rather spend more money and have more time. Picture: flickr.com
Scots would rather spend more money and have more time. Picture: flickr.com
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Scots spend an average of £244.78 a month because they would rather “spend more money and have more time” according to a survey by TopCashback.co.uk

The availability of handy services such as Uber and ‘Laundrapp’ have left Scots shelling out for tasks they could easily do themselves.

The cost of being lazy in Scotland.

The cost of being lazy in Scotland.

The study reveals that Scots are spending £2,937.36 a year on basic errands including pet walking, laundry washing, home cleaning and car washing, because they are either too busy or feel too lazy to do it for themselves.

76 per cent of Scots admit to being too lazy to cook from scratch, resulting in them eating through an excess of £360 a year in takeaways. Workers too lazy or busy to make prepare packed lunches spend an extra £32.69 a month.

The research also reveals that car owners have abandoned the Sunday tradition of washing their vehicle and are instead spending an average of £8.58 on car cleaning services each month. Those who take taxis for distances they could easily walk, rack up an average cost of £19.32 a month.

Regular beauty treatments also leaves Scots out of pocket with residents saying they spend more than £300 a year on their appearance. More women (35 per cent) admit to splashing their cash on pampering, spending £26.36 a month in comparison to 5 per cent of men who spend £17.50 a month.

Pet owners spoiling their beloved pooches with spa-style grooming treatments and pet walking services add an average of £36 to their monthly expense, according to the research.

One of the biggest expenses was £76.67 a month on private cleaners for three per cent of Scotland residents.