Friday, March 12, 2021

It’s Time Once Again to ‘Spring Forward’!

Every year, at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, is the beginning of daylight saving time in most of the United States. That means it’s time to “Spring Forward” and set clocks ahead by one hour this weekend.

The time change is a good time to tackle several household tasks, says, including:

*Air and turn carpets
*Clean drapes and curtains and replace lighter or heavier ones, depending on the season
*Wash rugs and clean carpets
*Do a deeper clean of your basement, garage and/or attic
*Take the time to make this your weekend for spring cleaning or fall cleaning
*Rotate your wardrobe for the season. You can also use this as an opportunity to declutter clothes you no longer like, fit into or that are stained or damage
*Make sure your supplies are up to date in your first-aid kit and in your emergency preparedness kit
*Check the batteries in smoke detectors and flashlights
*Check fire extinguishers
*Update your family’s fire escape plans and practice a family fire drill.

Folks will ‘Fall Back” and turn their clocks back one hour on the first Sunday in November.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or American Samoa.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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