Home Tasks to Do When Changing Your Clocks
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Daylight Savings: “Just a reminder for the weekend that Monday will be happening an hour earlier…”
Here is a list of simple home tasks to perform while changing your clocks for Daylight Savings. These tasks only require completion a couple times a year and can be easily overlooked. Pair them during Daylight Savings time switches to make sure they get done!
1) Replace the Batteries in Every Smoke Detector.
This one usually accompanies with changing of your clocks, but when 65% of home fire fatalities occur with the absence of a working smoke detector, it is worthy to repeat.
View More Smoke Detector Safety Tips
2) Flip Your Mattress
To avoid body impressions, flipping or rotating your mattress twice a year protects your mattress’ support while you sleep.
Read More About Mattress Care
3) Change Air Filters
Air Filters need changing regularly but are often overlooked. Keeping clean air filters keeps your HVAC 5%-15% more efficient, saving you up to $360/year!
Read More Air Filter Tips
4) Clean Out Your Fridge
Look at the expiration dates in your fridge. Clearing the expired food in your fridge and freezer allows more room for fresh Ice Cream! …or Carrots.
Read About Fridge Safety 101
5) Check Emergency Supplies
Ensure your flashlights have working batteries, double check the contents of the first aid kit, and take a stock of your medications. Check out the Red Cross’ suggestions for a home emergency supply kit:
Check Out The Red Cross’ Emergency Supply List
6) Check Your Fire Extinguishers
If you have a home fire extinguisher, which we suggest you do, check the pressure is at the recommended level. If you don’t have a fire extinguisher, check out what to look for when obtaining one for your home:
Read About How to Choose A Fire Extinguisher