Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Which means: it’s time to FALL back! Anyone else have to remember, “Spring forward, Fall back” to remember how to set the clocks?
On Saturday night (or Sunday morning), you’ll set your clocks back one hour. The good news is, you’ll get an extra hour of sleep. But it also means the days will seem “shorter” because it’ll start getting dark sooner. If you forget to change your clocks… you’ll actually wind up being REALLY early for any events or meetings.
Keep in mind that this time change can affect our moods too. Some people will be experience SAD (seasonal affective disorder). TimeAndDate.com has some pros and cons of the time change, and some tips to help you adjust! They also have some really interesting facts about the history of DST too!
Time change is a great time to do some tasks that otherwise you might not think about- or that you need to do a couple times of year, but don’t have a set time.
1. Changing the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors– this could save your life! If batteries have been replaced recently, at least test to ensure things are operating properly.
2. Checking/Restocking your emergency kit. Honestly– I don’t have one of these, but maybe now is a good time to start one!
3. Clean out your refrigerator, pantry and medicine cabinets. It’s easy to let these areas fall to the wayside. Throw out old foods and expired medicines!
4. Flip or rotate your mattress- this helps with the longevity of your mattress!
5. Swap out your closet– if you rotate during the seasons. Although, this one highly depends on the weather we’re having… and around here you never know!
If you do forget to change your clock and wind up with some extra time on your hands, here are some other things you can do!