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The sneaky habit that one third of Australians do at work, because they cannot afford the cost of living

The VERY sneaky habit that one third of Australians do at work – as it appears that young people struggle with the costs of ‘adults’

  • An eBay survey found that many young people struggle with the cost of living
  • Although moving is a major financial blow, running costs are the biggest problem
  • As a result, one third of Australians admitted squeezing toilet rolls from work
  • More than 30 percent take household items from work or a public place
  • No less than 70 percent ‘borrow’ goods from family members or friends

The cost of living in Australia has led one third of the young people to squeeze toilet paper rolls out of work, new research shows.

A recent survey by eBay has shown that many young Australians are struggling with the costs of ‘adults’, forcing them to live without daily necessities or having to get somewhere else.

As a result, more than 30 percent admitted wiping items from work or a public place, while as many as 70 percent said they “borrowed” items from family members to store their households.

The study found that young people usually spend $ 910 more on relocation than originally planned.

Recent research commissioned by eBay has shown that one third of Australians remove items from work or a public place due to the cost of living

Recent research commissioned by eBay has shown that one third of Australians remove items from work or a public place due to the cost of living

The high upfront costs mean that on average Aussies live more than six months without furniture and household items when they first leave the nest.

Although the costs of moving are a big blow, the running costs of running a household are the biggest struggles.

Almost a quarter of Australians who have recently left their homes admit that they have to wait ‘as long as possible’ to replace items if they run out due to costs.

And 88 percent of young adults will stock up on household items when there is a deal, while 78 percent admit to improvising instead when supplies run out – including the use of toilet paper as paper towels.

South Australia was the most money-saving state, with 93 percent storage during sales.

The data also shows that we are a country of thieves with more than a third of Australians confessing to remove toilet paper from their work, tea and coffee, with 24 percent junk bags.

Men are more likely to ‘borrow’ household items from their friends, while 75 percent of people aged 18-24 admit to taking items from family members.

Nearly 60 percent of the Aussies who have recently moved house are surprised at the cost of daily life when they first purchase items such as household cleaners, detergent, fabric softener and shavers.

Thirty-five percent of the Aussies surveyed admitted taking toilet paper from their work, while 34 percent admitted taking tea and coffee (stock image)

Thirty-five percent of the Aussies surveyed admitted taking toilet paper from their work, while 34 percent admitted taking tea and coffee (stock image)

Thirty-five percent of the Aussies surveyed admitted taking toilet paper from their work, while 34 percent admitted taking tea and coffee (stock image)

And 40 percent of Australians reveal that they don’t like to buy toilet paper, sanitary products, and household cleaning products.

“Moving from home can be costly because of the costs incurred in advance and the purchase of daily items,” Sophie Onikul of eBay Australia told Daily Mail Australia.

“Once you take furniture and household items into account, as well as the costs of cleaning products, toiletries and keeping your pantry in stock, you can understand why 50 percent of young people still live with their parents.”

Mrs. Onikul said online shopping was a great option for deal seekers.

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