How To Beat Weekend Boredom When Disabled

When disabled, broke and bored in January there are weekends where you will be drowning in boredom.  Here are a few cheap ways to keep yourself busy when disabled.

#1 Host A Garage Sale

Got any old clothes or white elephants you’ve been meaning to get rid of? Why not make some extra money and sell your unwanted stuff from your garage or garden. You can put a board up outside your house advertising the sale a week in advance or post it on your local Facebook group. If you are physically disabled, make sure you have someone to help you move all the stuff.  If you are visually impaired you will need someone to help with pricing and receiving monies. Put a few tables on your lawn and get some stickers for price tags.  If you have children, get them involved too – teaching them about business always a good thing.

 #2.  Go To Second-hand Shops

There are numerous second-hand shops around.  If you are a bit of a bookworm, then secondhand bookstores will impress. Go with a friend and have a light lunch in between shopping.  Try the following places for secondhand goodies:

Salvation Army

Hospice 

FORA 

By shopping at these charity shops you are helping others. If you have anything to donate, you can do so too.

 #3.  Have a High Tea

If you have friends who are also disabled, why not invite them over and host a “high tea”.  Each guest can bring a plate of eats and preffered beverage.  This is best done in summer outside in the garden, with soft music playing in the background. Here are some awesome High Tea ideas:

https://www.olivemagazine.com/guides/best-ever/best-ever-afternoon-tea-recipes/

 #4.  Popcorn and a movie

Visit your local video store and rent three movies you have been meaning to watch.  Grab popcorn and chill.  You could invite some friends over and ask them to bring a video too – more cost-effective. There’s nothing wrong with being a couch potato after a busy week.

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