Many Britons admit to panic-packing
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Many Britons resort to panic packing before going on holiday, according to new research from Asda Travel Money.
As many families are preparing to jet off abroad over the Jubilee weekend and during the summer holidays, the research suggests that nearly three-quarters (73%) of people leave their packing until just a few days before a trip, while 12% wait until the last minute, packing their cases just the day before
The findings of the research show that a number of vital last-minute holiday preparations prove worrying for travellers.
Weight limits provide the biggest headache for holidaymakers, with almost half (46%) crediting over-packing as their biggest worry ahead of a trip because of the high airline charges for exceeding the set limits on bags, while 18% of people panic about buying travel money in advance of a trip.
Among the other findings were that parents find packing for their family a stressful job. Around 59% of mothers stated that this was their biggest worry, while dads lived up to the stereotype of panicking about cash, with a third (35%) thinking most about over-spending while away.
And 32% of parents also admitted to thinking a lot about what they leave behind, and making sure their homes were fully prepared before they head abroad.
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