It is that time of the year here in California when we roll the clock back one hour. This is the perfect occasion to use the bi-annual time change as a reminder to do the following seven chores.
1. Change Batteries in Your Home Detectors
Change the batteries in your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. As the days get cooler, it is especially important to have fresh batteries in your detectors when running heat sources and gas appliances.
2. Replace Furnace Air Filter
Keeping the air filter in your furnace clean will help it run more efficiently, save you money, and cut down on allergies.
3. Reset Candle Timers
Reset the timers on your battery operated candles so they come on earlier. Now that it gets dark an hour earlier, enjoy their warm cozy glow as you settle in for the winter.
You may have used your kit’s flashlight for camping this summer or borrowed a few water jugs for a picnic. Use my Basic Emergency Kit Checklist and go through your emergency kit to make sure you are ready when the time arises. Some of my favorite emergency kit items are listed in the below time change items.
5. Oil Change and Rotate Tires
If you have been putting off regular car maintenance, wait no longer. Make sure your vehicle is in good working order and ready to respond on wet, slippery roads.
6. Replace Burnt out Light Bulbs
You probably have at least one bulb out somewhere (I have one out in my bathroom right now.) Grab the step ladder and replace any burnt out light bulbs to brighten up the dark afternoons. Also, while you are up on the ladder, dust the cobwebs!
7. Get a New Toothbrush
Most of us get a new toothbrush every six months when we visit the dentist for a cleaning. However, dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush every three months. With cold and flu season approaching, make sure your toothbrush is fresh and new.
Did I miss anything? What things do you make sure to get done when the time changes?
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