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Millennials would rather spend money on cooking gear than nightclubs

Millennials are almost three times more likely to like spending their money on baked goods than on nightclubs – as they give up the dance floor in favor of a quieter life at home.

A survey of 2,000 men and women aged 24-39 found that more than a third (36%) spend more time visiting home goods stores than socializing with others.

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Young people now prefer baking to clubbingCredit: Getty – Contributor

Two-thirds (66%) feel excitement when buying new items for their property.

But while it’s nice to have good decor, a third of respondents (34%) said they get more buzz from buying smart cleaning products than buying furniture.

Almost half (49%) of millennials – who are less Kate Moss and more Ms Hinch – admitted they would rather spend their money on household goods and accessories for their home than go out with friends.

As a result, 50% of respondents consider themselves to be “geri-annuals”, ie young people who behave much older than their age.

A spokesperson for the online marketplace OnBuy.com [[www.onbuy.com]]who commissioned the study, said: “While millennials have a reputation for living a party life and having fun until the wee hours of the morning, the reality seems to be somewhat different.

“If they get the chance, they’d probably prefer a relaxing evening with a good book and a slice of homemade cake to a night on the tiled floor.

“A lot of that is down to their desire to enjoy the house they live in and have spent time decorating it and making sure it’s spotlessly clean.

“Our love of stylish homewares and penchant for scrolling through other homes online helps ensure millennials enjoy quieter lives in the best possible setting.”

The research found that the average millennial typically spends £111 a month enjoying leisure activities outside the home.

But when it comes to what they prefer to do for a night out, clubbing is behind cleaning the house, gardening, board games, reading and going to bed early.

And millennials are more likely to enjoy spending their money on clothes, baked goods, home decor, home accessories and skincare than clubbing.

While clubs have been kicked out, socializing is important – they are only eight times more likely to want to do so in a restaurant than in a loud place.

To ensure their home is as stylish and fashionable as possible, they spend £70 a month on interior upgrades.

When it comes to home renovation and improvement inspiration, forget celebrities and real estate TV shows, it’s all about Pinterest and Instagram, following friends, going to physical stores and talking to the family.

According to the OnePoll study, they also typically spend an hour and a half per week browsing household goods websites.

And Millennials are also a curious generation – with 42% admitting they spend more time than they should browsing homes on property portals even if they’re not looking to move.

OnBuy.com, a UK-based online marketplace, has now launched a quiz to find out if you are a geriatrician.

A spokesperson for OnBuy.com added, “It certainly seems like millennials’ top moves are more likely to be found in the store than on the dance floor, as they do their best to take advantage of the best things from the comfort of their own home.

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Spending money on baking supplies sounds more appealing than going out clubbing.

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Spending money on baking supplies sounds more appealing than going out clubbing.Credit: Getty – Contributor
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