Daylight Saving Time

Four Things You Should do This Weekend

March 6, 2020
Set Clocks Back

Joe Raedle

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Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend, so we have to change the clocks on Sunday.  But here are four other things you should ALSO do this weekend . . .

1.  Change the batteries in your smoke alarm.  It's a good idea to change out the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a year, so doing it the same weekend as changing the clocks is an easy way to stay on top of it. 

 

2.  Restock your emergency kit.  You should already have a stocked emergency kit at home, but it might be even more important now with coronavirus going around.  If you DON'T have one, put one together this weekend . . . and if you DO, go through it to make sure nothing has expired. 

(If you need help building an emergency kit, Ready.gov has a list of things to get, and how to prepare for a pandemic like the coronavirus outbreak.)

 

3.  Clean out your fridge, pantry, and medicine cabinet.  This is a good time to de-clutter all your food, medicine, and supplements.  Toss anything that's expired or you're no longer using, and make it a point to use up anything that's expiring soon.

 

4.  Flip your mattress.  Some mattresses should be flipped twice a year to avoid irregular wear, and it's easy to remember if you do it the same weekend you change your clocks.