Things You Should Always Do on a Wednesday

According to research, Hump Day is the best day of the week to check these items off your to-do list.

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.

Do laundry

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!

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. (Just make sure to avoid these mistakes when booking your vacation online.)

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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. (Discover more grocery store secrets most people don’t know.)

Weigh yourself

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.

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.

Get married

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.

Wear pink

Just kidding—unless you’re one of the Plastics from Mean Girls. (“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”)

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