Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend, so we have to change the clocks on Sunday. But here are four other things you should ALSO do this weekend . . .
1. Change the batteries in your smoke alarm. It’s a good idea to change out the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a year, so doing it the same weekend as changing the clocks is an easy way to stay on top of it.
2. Restock your emergency kit. You should already have a stocked emergency kit at home, but it might be even more important now with coronavirus going around. If you DON’T have one, put one together this weekend . . . and if you DO, go through it to make sure nothing has expired. (If you need help building an emergency kit, Ready.gov has a list of things to get, and how to prepare for a pandemic like the coronavirus outbreak.)
3. Clean out your fridge, pantry, and medicine cabinet. This is a good time to de-clutter all your food, medicine, and supplements. Toss anything that’s expired or you’re no longer using, and make it a point to use up anything that’s expiring soon.
4. Flip your mattress. Some mattresses should be flipped twice a year to avoid irregular wear, and it’s easy to remember if you do it the same weekend you change your clocks.