The clocks will turn back at 2AM on November 6th, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time. Apart from getting an extra hour of sleep, which we all enjoy, here are some things you'll need to know and remember:
- It will begin to get dark an hour earlier in the evenings. If you have small children, be sure to let them have some play time an hour earlier after school, so their time isn't cut short. You may also want to re-program your outside lights if they are on a timer.
- Standard time will be used through March 12th, then the clocks will "spring" forward one hour to commence Daylight Saving Time.
- Although we are living in the smartphone era, if you have traditional clocks in your home, remember to manually turn them back one hour. This includes your stove and microwave clocks, since most of them won't reset themselves. It is very common for people to forget, leaving them an hour behind everyone else.
- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change their batteries. Nothing is worse than the beeping sound you hear in the middle of the night, reminding you to replace your batteries. Don't let it remind you; get ahead of the game.
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