This week: We hate to clean up after ourselves — and especially others

93 percent

American adults who hate washing clothes so much, they “admit they mixed the items just to avoid a second load of laundry,” according to LG Electronics. Another 31 percent said “they had to leave clothes out of the wash because everything just wouldn’t fit.”

53 percent

The annual increase in garbage truck drivers who either drive drowsy or actually fall asleep at the wheel on Mondays and Tuesdays between the months of August and November, according to Lytx consulting firm. Why then? Researchers say the cause is late NFL games the night before.

34 percent

Car owners who “only clean out their car once a season,” according to Cumberland Farms. And when they do, 27 percent “only clean out their car for other people, like when they’re going on a road trip with family or friends.”

 22 percent

Couples without kids who often “encounter red wine stains” in their house, according to OxiClean. For couples with kids under 4 years old, it’s 41 percent.

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