They don’t have much common sense.
A new survey has exposed the shocking number of Americans who forget travel essentials – including their phones – before a trip, as well as the surprising number who won’t return to collect their all-important items.
OnePoll, which surveyed 2,000 Americans on behalf of DoorDash, found that 39% of people forget more than five items each month, and the average person has to return home to pick up four forgotten items in the same period. reported Talker.
Crucially, 31% of adults accidentally leave their cell device at home, 28% forget bottles of water or drinks, while 25% drive around without items like deodorant, body lotion and makeup.
21% of burn victims also forget to pack sunscreen and 26% admitted that they would continue without oiling themselves in this case.
Most of the time, people will carry on without their essentials, as only 19% will return for their forgotten items – if they are only a block away. Only 15% will go if they are several blocks away and 14% said they would never go back.
Of those forgetful Freddies, only about one in five would be able to travel without their phone, according to the survey.
Only 20% of respondents say they can do without their phone, 30% would leave forgotten beauty products behind and 26% would continue without their sunscreen.
A fifth of respondents said they didn’t even realize what they had forgotten until they opened their suitcases on vacation.
Knowing more about the left behind can ruin a vacation, the numbers show. Around 56% of people said they were stressed when trying to replace things they left behind on a trip, and 62% said their relaxation was ruined when they had to replace or retrieve something they had forgotten.
One respondent said he suffered ‘from a lack of sunglasses’ and two others ‘had to eat a snack which upset [their] stomach.”
People in the Midwest and Northeast are most affected by this anxiety, at 76% and 75%, respectively.
When it comes to forgetting luggage, many experience sadness in the summer, as 41% say it’s the toughest season to make sure they’ve loaded up everything they need before leaving home.
An estimated 59% say it’s because they need several different items during the summer, 51% say they’re too focused on other things and 45% say they don’t don’t have as many pockets during tank top and shorts season.
Although many respondents admitted that they will put around four different items in their pockets during the summer, only 15% hold the line at one or two.
It was also found that 28% of men versus 17% of women are more likely to “give up getting up to get something in order to stay relaxed”.
When it comes to relaxing in the summer, many seem to have simple pleasures: 41% sip water, 40% try new foods, 36% juice and 36% eat fruit, while 35% have ice cream, popsicles and fries in addition to 32%% who prefer popcorn.
Others like to splurge in hot weather, 34% like to buy new beach towels and 33% buy new toys for their children.
The survey also touched on what is considered essential on the beach. Beach towels and cold drinks took the lead at 38% each and sunscreen was just below at 36%.
These have proven to be the greatest beach essentials.
The essentials of the beach
- Beach towel — 38%
- Cold drinks — 38%
- Sunscreen — 36%
- A comfortable chair — 34%
- An umbrella — 32%
- A sun hat — 32%
- A cooler — 31%
- Snacks — 30%
- Small Fan — 26%
- Beach toys — 26%