This Sunday, November 1st, Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. Mark your calendar now to keep from being an hour early.
When you set your clock back, it should be turned back one hour. The change will cause additional hour of light in the morning, an earlier sunset, and an extra hour of sleep for us that night!
Did you know...? Benjamin Franklin first proposed the idea of Daylight Saving Time in an essay in 1784, where he wrote that the time change in the spring might be a good idea to help ration candles.
During World War II, the change was imposed to save fuel. Since then, Daylight Saving Time has been observed off and on, with varying start and end dates.
Currently, Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March, and ends at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.
Daylight Saving Time is a great time to remind us to do little things around the home that should be done every six months.
- Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Flip your mattress
- Wash your pillows
- Clean your fridge's coils
- Replace or clean filters around your house
- Check your emergency kit and restock as needed
- Take stock of your medicine cabinet and pantry. Throw away any expired medicine.
- Vacuum out your dryer's vent and ducts. (This will help to prevent fires.)
Another great thing to do every six months is to review your insurance policies to insure you are fully protected and receiving all possible discounts. Call the agency today to schedule your full review.