Time to change your clocks forward!
On the second Sunday in March daylight saving time begins and the clocks "spring forward" one hour. This happens at 2am, so you should change your clocks by moving the time one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday evening
Also you should get into the habit to not only change your clocks, but do a few other task that will improve safety in your home.
Do these things every 6 months when you reset your clocks:
- Check and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Replace any smoke alarms older than ten years. Replace any CO alarms older than five years.
- Check home and outbuilding storage areas for hazardous materials. Discard (properly, please) any which are outdated, no longer used, or in poor condition. Move any which are within reach of kids or pets.
- Check and discard expired medications - those dates really DO have meaning - some very common over-the-counter medications can cause serious problems due to change through aging.
And anything else you can think of that you should do on an annual basis.
Toni and George