It’s time to change your burned-out lightbulbs, the batteries in your smoke detectors, flip the mattresses, clean out the gutters, and why not just schedule your next mammogram while you’re at it? (They say it’s good to schedule such things around pertinent dates, such as your Birthday… or Daylight Savings Time.)
Each year, at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April, we spring forward an hour. Then at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October, we fall back an hour.
If you’re wondering what time it is RIGHT NOW, then check the official U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock Time here.
If you want to know which time zone you (or someone else) is in, then check the Official U.S. Time page to see exactly where the time zones change.
Daylight Saving Time Is Upon Us
With Daylight Savings Time just around the corner, now is a great time to do all those little things around the house that you typically never get around to.
In our house, we’ve usually got a few bulbs out, some remotes that need batteries (in addition to our smoke detectors needing a fresh supply of juice), and we always flip the mattress at this time too.
What are the little things that you just haven’t gotten around to doing lately? Cleaning out that junk drawer? Organizing a closet? Donating old clothes to Goodwill?
At the very least, make sure you change your clocks back one hour (in the Fall) or ahead one hour (in the Spring).
DID YOU KNOW?
- Daylight Saving Time BEGINS for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Specifically, here are the exact days and times for every calendar year.
- Time REVERTS to standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.
- In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.
- Daylight Savings Time is NOT observed in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Eastern Time Zone portion of the state of Indiana (see new Indiana changes here), and most of Arizona (except for the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona).
- Here are more interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time.
As a homeowner, I primarily write about weather safety tips that everyone should know in order to protect their home and family during major weather events. I especially like to share seasonal "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of in the Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall. The weather events I've personally experienced include: Hurricanes (while living in Florida), Tornadoes (while living in Indiana, Texas, and Tennessee), Earthquakes (while visiting California), Blizzards (while living in New York and Indiana), and Flooding (while living in Tennessee).