Spring Forward ! Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 9, 2014
Tick-Tock! If you’ll be in the greater Tahoe City area, it’s that time of year to “Spring Forward” and set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, March 7, 2014 so you’ll be right on time for Sunday, March 9, 2014!
While the official time change won’t happen until 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, moving your clocks forward one hour the night before is the best time to do it.
While I hate losing that hour of sleep, I do love the extra hour of daylight in the evening. It also means we’re one month closer to summer time in Lake Tahoe!
Here are a few other things to do this weekend while you’re changing your clocks and moving the time forward. These little safety things are a great way to make sure your safety steps are still working. It’s time to check the following:
Smoke Detector Battery Change: Change your batteries, or back-up batteries in all of smoke detectors in your home. Don’t forget your garage. Test the detector to make sure it still works. The semi-annual time changes are a great way to do an easy safety check.
Carbon Monoxide Battery Change: Change your batteries in all of the carbon monoxide detectors in your home. If you haven’t installed carbon monoxide detectors in your home, this would be a great weekend to do it. If you have carbon monoxide detectors test them and make sure they are in working order too.
Tip – Put a blank address sticker on the battery and write the date you put the battery into service. Anyone checking on the device will now know when the batteries were last replaced! You can also do that on the detector so you’ll know how old the device is!
Flashlight Battery Check: In Tahoe City most of our utility lines are above ground, and several times a year the power will go out, so I’ll make sure our flashlights are in an easy place to find, and I’ll check the battery dates, and light strength.
Radio Battery Check: In the wake of hurricane Sandy, I’ll find the small portable radio, and I’ll put it in a location that is easy to get to, and check those batteries. In case of emergency, or a prolonged power outage, we’ll need the radio as our phones will only last so long without recharging.
Battery Supply Check: Shop for batteries! Before I start replacing batteries, I’ll check on our supply of batteries, buy new ones to replace the ones we’re low on and make sure we have what we need for the upcoming winter season.
Take advantage of this timely reminder to not only change your clocks, but to keep yourself and your loved ones safe too. If you live in a state, or country that doesn’t change its time, use this as your reminder to still be safe!
One last thing to remember to do, change the clocks in your cars. Yes, this is one that I almost always forget to do, so do it now so you’ll be on time!
Spring Forward and get ready to lose one hour of sleep on Sunday, March 9, 2014 as Daylight Saving time begins at 2 a.m.
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Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 9, 2014