When I was younger me and my family used to go to a holiday home down in Bude, Cornwall during the summer. The cottage was great and had everything we needed to have a great holiday, but one thing my mum always did was give it a good clean before we left, as she always said ‘leave the place the same way you would like to find it’.
Being a kid, I always thought way should we clean up after ourselves, surely the holiday home cleaners get paid for that, but as you get older it becomes second nature to tidy up and a way to be respectful to the owners. Well, it seems that some people didn’t have a mother that taught them respect after a survey by holiday home insurance provider Schofields ltd found that 73% of holidaymakers treated their holiday home worse than their own home.
Here are the bad behaviours that most people would do when staying in a holiday home:
- Leave the heating or air conditioning on when they were out.
- Hide of fail to replace broken items.
- Leave the door unlocked when out.
- Get fake tan and make-up on the bed sheets.
- Fail to clean the house during their stay.
- Use the dishwasher/washing machine more than was needed.
- Allow their pets to climb on the furniture and beds.
- Leave a spare key outside of the property.
- Leave appliances such as TV’s and radios on when out.
- Leave rubbish in the home when they leave.
Now, I’m a big believer in being respectful of other people’s property, but it seems not everyone is. It really is a sign of a declining generation.