This Sunday, November 7, marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. That means as our clocks fall back at 2 am, we get an extra hour of sleep!
Since you’ll already be going through your house turning the clocks back an hour, here are a few other things we suggest you do as Daylight Saving Time ends:
- Check the batteries in your smoke detector(s). While they should technically be tested once a month, this is a good time to hit the button as you walk through the room.
- Check your carbon monoxide detector. Remember, the average lifespan of a carbon monoxide detector is two years.
- Have flashlights stashed throughout the house? Check the batteries in those as well—they won’t do much good in an emergency with dead batteries!
- Live in an area with harsh winters? The end of Daylight Saving Time is the perfect opportunity to winterize your car. Stash a warm blanket, flashlight and snow scraper in your trunk.
- Check for ZOMM updates. Make sure your ZOMM is up-to-date with the latest firmware so you’re reaping the maximum benefits from it. (Hint: there’s one available now!)
On top of all of this, make sure you turn your clocks back before you head to bed Saturday evening. Then, enjoy that extra hour of sleep!