Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

RIP to DIY Jobs at Home

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

RIP to DIY Jobs at Home

Article excerpt

DOING odd jobs around the house and fixing issues will soon be a thing of the past for most of us, according to new research.

A study of 2,000 adults by the UK's leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone, reveals few people take on the day to day jobs and chores themselves, instead Brits are embracing the idea of 'DFY' - jobs Done For You.

In order to maintain an organised and busy lifestyle, millions of people are opting to hire external help in the form of cleaners, gardeners, dog walkers and nannies.

In addition, people are investing in technology to ensure they don't have to lift a finger around the home - meaning jobs such as washing up and doing the supermarket food shop are also a thing of the past.

Indeed, researchers found that in the North West, when it comes to washing or servicing the car, cleaning the windows, or packing boxes to move house, 40 per cent now automatically pick up the phone to find someone to do it for them. …

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