Daylight Savings comes around twice a year.
While we could make a list of the pros and cons about ‘springing forward or falling back’ to determine which is better, instead we’ve compiled a super helpful daylight savings to-do list to keep your home in tip-top shape!
- It seems obvious, but don’t forget to change any clocks that won’t update automatically. This includes the microwave, stove, your car and even your alarm clock (if it isn’t your phone).
- Test and change the batteries in your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Give your coffee maker a good scrub. Whether you have a Keurig, Nespresso or a drip coffee machine, running a solution of water and white vinegar followed by several cycles of just water will keep your coffee tasting great.
- Your oven is going to get an extra work out as the months get colder. Get it ready by getting it sparkling clean.
- Run water through any unused plumbing in your house. By letting the water flow for 5-10 minutes in the basement shower, garage sink or any other minimally used plumbing, you’ll prevent the drain from drying out and getting smelly.
- Dust your blinds and give your windows a wash. There is nothing like a spotless window to brighten up your day.
- Schedule an oil change, tire change or rotation and check your wiper blades. Staying on top of vehicle maintenance keeps you safe on the roads.
- Go through your medicine cabinet and get rid of any expired over-the-counter medications or old prescriptions. Your local pharmacist will happily accept anything you need to dispose of. Now is also a good time to check and restock your first aid kit.