NEW YORK — If you’re like most people, you’re likely to spend a fair amount of time staring at the top of your panty drawer or using a small appliance to check your purse and other clothes.
But if you’re a woman, you might find yourself doing more than checking a drawer for panty straps, according to a new study.
Women who spent more than five hours per day checking their panty or purse for pantylights spent more money on other items, including furniture and furniture accessories, according the study.
Pantylights have been a staple in American homes for more than a century, but they were considered too much of a distraction in the 1990s.
The study found that in 2000, women who spent at least five hours a day checking the tops of their pantie or purse spent $8.8 billion.
That’s about 1.3 times the average woman’s annual household income.
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that women spend more time checking panty lines than they spend on furniture, accessories, and furniture, according a new report from The Associated Press.
“Panty line checking can be a very valuable service for women,” study co-author Andrea Sankoff, a professor at Penn, said in a news release.
“The research suggests that there are many ways to provide panty check-in for women, which can reduce the amount of stress that may arise from checking pantylight straps and other items.”
The research also found that while men do spend more than women on panty checks, women are spending more than men on other types of purchases.
Women spend a little less on clothes than men, but men spend more on furniture and accessories than women.
Women also tend to spend more money at department stores, shopping centers and other retailers.
That might be because women are more likely to shop at home, and they spend less time at the store.
“When it comes to buying at home for women the findings show that women tend to save less than men when it comes the purchase of home goods,” Sankout said.
Sankoff said she and her colleagues believe that women may be spending less money on groceries because of the higher costs of buying in bulk.
Women are also spending less on clothing because of higher prices.
In addition, men tend to have more disposable income than women, so a woman might buy more clothing than a man.
Women are also more likely than men to spend on the purchase and maintenance of a home, the study found.
Men also are more inclined to spend money on personal grooming services, such as manicures and pedicures, while women are less likely to.
“While women are likely to have higher spending habits on grooming items, this is because women spend on grooming more often than men,” Sinkoff said.
The study, titled “Women and Panty Check-In: What You Need to Know About Women’s Spending Habits and Other Items,” was published in the journal Gender, Work & Organization.