It is hard to believe that December 1st is tomorrow. The countdown to the holidays is in full swing now! I've found that the best time to shop in stores, for me, is either very late in the evening (with stores that are open very late or around the clock), or to shop early in the morning on the weekends. This seems to help when I'm looking for parking places near the entrance, as well as navigating the often too-narrow shopping aisles.
My mother, who is temporarily in a wheelchair, also believes that either late night or early morning shopping is much easier. She doesn't have to wait as long in lines, nor does she get stuck as often in an over-crowded grocery aisle. My mother has also decided that using her own wheelchair is preferable to using the battery powered ones at the store; she doesn't have to do a transfer, nor does she have to wait for one to be available. While online shopping is always an option, she isn't a big fan of surfing the Internet, at least not yet.
If you have any holiday shopping tips for the disabled, please feel free to share them in the comment section below!
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