The 12 things that annoy us most about summer
THE Aussie summer is famous all over the world for its healthy dose of sun, sea, surf and socialising.
And while the outdoors lifestyle does have its own issues, it's actually the indoors where Queenslanders struggle to cope with the hot season, with more than half of state residents (54%) suggesting it's being too hot indoors that really gets their blood boiling - literally!
According to new research conducted by Thinkinsulation, the biggest bugbear of summer for three quarters (72%) of Australians is being left dripping with sweat before they've even left the house.
The home is supposed to be a sanctuary, however 53% of Queenslanders say it's too hot to sleep at night during summer, even in the buff. Almost a third (31%) have also been left feeling frustrated by the elevated electricity bills from keeping their living spaces comfortably air-con cool.
For the ladies it gets even worse, with two thirds (67%) of those surveyed lamenting how makeup just slips and smudges off their face and 55% are left with a frizzy mess when trying to style hair in the heat at the home.
Throw in a cocktail of increased numbers of bugs, flies and mosquitos, which annoyed 52% of those surveyed and it starts looking like avoiding the indoors is better for the temperament of people all over the country.
The most important room to keep cool in a home is the bedroom for over half the population (55%), so people can get valuable sleep.
In comparison, the research showed less than 15% are fed up of burning their feet on the hot ground and just one in 10 bothered by sun cream running into their eyes.
The top 12 most annoying things about summer
1. Sweating before leaving the house
2. Too hot to sleep
3. Too hot indoors
4. Increase in bugs and flies
5. Excessive mosquitos
6. Trying to keep comfortable and cool at home
7. Electricity bills increasing due to air con and fans
8. Too hot to cook
9. Getting sunburnt
10. Warm water coming out of cold tap
11. Too hot to sleep with clothes and covers
12. Not enough air con/fans