8 Things You Should Do on a Wednesday
Hump Day is great for taking it easy—or for living it up.
Take off work
Wednesday is a great day to take off, no matter how you spend it. If you choose to go out, you don’t have to worry about places being closed—or crowded. You can get those pesky errands out of the way and free up your weekend. Or you can do something fun with fewer people around. Even if you just stay in and recharge, you’ll return to the office on Thursday ready to finish out the week strong.
Go grocery shopping
True, the stores are less crowded on Wednesdays. But they also tend to roll out their weekly discounts on that day. Some stores will still accept coupons from the previous week on Wednesdays, so that’s double the savings! And since grocery stores usually receive shipments early in the week, you’ll get the first pick of the fresher stuff. Find out the cheapest days of the week to do anything.
Along with Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wednesdays are the least busy days at the laundromat. Another bonus of getting your loads done mid-week: you’ll have your pick of outfits for the weekend!
Our weight naturally fluctuates throughout the day, and even more so throughout the week. For those of us working a typical 9-5, we usually weigh the least on Friday morning (after a week of routine), and the most on Sunday night (after a weekend of abandoning that routine). If you like to keep track of your weight, weighing yourself in the middle of the week will give you a more precise and consistent reading. Psst: This is the best day to start a diet, according to science.
Take a flight
Depending on your circumstances, Wednesday might not be the most convenient day to fly. But travel experts generally agree that Wednesday (and Tuesday) are the cheapest days to fly. The reduced airfare has to do with the fact that fewer people choose to fly on those days. So, having the entire row to yourself is another potential plus. Here’s the best time of year to buy absolutely everything.
Go on a date
There are many advantages to a Wednesday date night. By mid-week, you’ve recovered from the whirl of the previous weekend. But you’re probably also craving some kind of reward for getting through the first three days of the work week. Many bars and restaurants offer price incentives on Wednesday to get people through their doors, like half-priced bottles of wine or appetizers. So, you’ll also get more bang for your buck. Which of these great outdoor date ideas will you use this summer?
If enough of those Wednesday dates go well, you might want to consider getting married on a Wednesday. The main draw here is the price (although it’s also supposedly good luck). Wedding vendors relish the opportunity to earn extra cash with a mid-week gig. Some venues offer as much as a 40 percent discount on “off-peak” days. But beyond the bill, getting married on a Wednesday also means you won’t be competing with other couples for your preferred photographer, DJ, etc.
Just kidding—unless you’re one of the Plastics from Mean Girls. (“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”)
Next, read 9 things you should always do on a Monday.
- Consumer Affairs: Why Wednesday Is the Best Day to Take Off
- Smartcarting.com: When Is the Best Time to Go Grocery Shopping?
- Savingmoney.com: The Best Day of the Week to Do Everything
- Today.com: Weigh Yourself on This Day of the Week for the Most Accurate Reading
- Smartertravel.com: The Best and Worst Days to Fly
- Medium: According to Research, Wednesday Is the Most Popular Day of the Week to Go on a First Date
- Weddingphotographyandfilms.com: Getting Married on a Wednesday Is the Best Day