Are you really ready for Daylight Saving Time?

The switch to Daylight Saving Time is a prelude to springlike weather and later sunsets on a daily basis.

One common task to accomplish with the time change is installing new batteries in your home’s smoke detectors.

But there are more tasks to add to your time change regimen. Since it happens regularly each year, you can schedule certain tasks to coincide so that you never forget to take care of them.

Here’s a list from online notes compliments of Virtual Results:

1. Change the clocks:

This one is a no-brainer, but it’s easy to forget.

2. Change batteries:

One task that you should always perform during Daylight Saving Time is to change the batteries on your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.This is true even if you use batteries that are rated for much longer use.

3. Change light bulbs:

You may as well change the light bulbs while you’re at it.

4. Check the fire extinguisher: Experts recommend performing monthly checks on your home fire extinguisher. Check the pressure gauge and look for any visible signs of damage.

5. Check the first aid kit: Inspect your first aid kit to make sure you have all the necessary supplies.

6. Review your homeowners insurance: It’s important to regularly review your policy to make sure you’re adequately covered. Has your deductible changed? What about your premium?

7. Flip mattresses: Flipping or turning your mattress can extend its life. It can also give you a better night’s sleep. Sprinkle some baking soda on the mattress and let it sit for a couple of hours to deodorize it.

8. Review your emergency plan: Nobody thinks an emergency will happen – until it does. Have a family meeting and decide what to do and where you’ll meet in the event of an emergency. Make sure important numbers are listed near the phone.

There you go, ready for spring and living on Daylight Saving Time.