Even with the convenience of owning a wheelchair accessible vehicle to travel about town, sometimes there are just not enough hours in a day to take on everything you need to get done. But, help is available. From food shopping to housework, cooking or even tackling your inbox, there are useful, affordable services and subscriptions that can help you get the most out of your day.
If it’s time to outsource some of your to-dos, check out our list of five useful services for people with disabilities, caregivers, or just about everyone.
From household essentials to books, pantry staples and even clothing, Amazon Prime puts a world of products at your fingertips. This subscription service includes free two-day shipping on all Prime-eligible products, so you can order anything from laundry detergent to a new computer and it will arrive at your doorstep in just two days.
No time to stop at the grocery store? Instacart will deliver all of your essentials from local grocery stores in less than two hours. Just make your virtual grocery list, while taking advantage of sales and coupons that you can apply right from your browser, and an Instacart shopper will go to the store and deliver your items to your doorstep.
If physical disabilities are keeping you from tackling home projects, TaskRabbit connects you to skilled help for just about any job, often even on the same day. You can hire a vetted “tasker” to take on yardwork, painting, cleaning or other chores, and handle payments right from your smartphone.
Chores aren’t the only things that can quickly start to pile up. Reading and replying to emails, scheduling and managing appointments, and other digital tasks can take up a lot of your time, especially if you work for yourself. Hiring a virtual assistant, whether on a contract or per-project, can help you stay on top of your to-dos and focus on what’s most important.
Whether you’re juggling a career and home to maintain, or a caregiver with a mile-long to-do list, Freshly can help cross one item off your daily tasks. This convenient service will deliver fresh, healthy and delicious pre-made meals, ready to heat and serve. Freshly will even accommodate special dietary restrictions or preferences, with gluten and allergen free options.
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The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities. If you need help with converting or buying a handicap accessible car, truck or van, please consider one of our Quality Assurance Program mobility equipment dealers.