Daylight Saving Time Cleaning Tasks

It’s almost spring, and that means we’re springing forward! Everyone knows to turn their clocks ahead one hour, but note that this is also a great time to do some Daylight Saving Time cleaning tasks you’ve been neglecting.

5 Daylight Saving Time Cleaning To-Dos

Add these chores to your list of things to do when getting ready for spring!

Daylight Saving Time Cleaning

1. Start Small

To keep yourself from getting overwhelmed, start small with your cleaning list. By checking easy tasks off, you can become motivated and eager to finish the big things. Check out the list of duties we suggest adding to your Daylight Saving Time cleaning checklist:

  • Clean out junk drawers
  • Organize under the bathroom and kitchen sink
  • Dust fan blades
  • Shake out rugs
  • Dust underneath beds

Take a look at these 9 Small Cleaning Resolutions That Will Make a Big Difference by Real Simple to incorporate into your spring cleaning regime.

2. Change Alarm Batteries

Change your clocks, change your batteries! At Daylight Saving Time, people are encouraged to replace their smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm batteries. According to The National Fire Prevention Association, three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%). That’s why it’s so important to change the batteries on your smoke alarms as well as replace all smoke alarms every ten years.

3. Replace Your Filters

Daylight Saving Time cleaning also means changing the filters in your home. By not swapping out filters, your appliances won’t operate to their best ability. To keep your home in tip-top shape, you have to clean or replace filters. Although  some filters need to be changed more often than others, see the list below of possible filters that need replacing this spring:

  • Furnace and air filters
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Refrigerator water filters
  • Dishwasher filters
  • Air purifiers and humidifiers
  • Bathroom exhaust fans

4. Clean Your Oven

People frequently ask themselves ‘how often should I be cleaning my oven?’ The answer is about 3-6 months depending on how often you use it. Daylight Saving Time happens twice a year so it’s a good reminder of how regularly you should clean your oven. Looking for some direction on how to go about tackling this task? Take it from Martha Stewart and follow her guide on How to Clean the Oven.

5. Organize Your Medicine Cabinet

Spring is the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet. Go through and check the dates on your medications and toss any that are expired. Get rid of all prescription medicine that is more than a year old and ditch anything that changed in color, smell or taste. This is also an excellent opportunity to take inventory of your allergy medicine to ensure you are ready for the upcoming spring allergy season.

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