Penny's Passion: Reminders for the Time Change

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Reminders for the Time Change

Hello there!  Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday where I talk about something I'm thinking out loud about and invite you to share what's on your mind too.

Today I'm thinking out loud about the time change this weekend.  Very early Sunday morning, we will be setting our clocks back an hour.  One additional glorious hour has been added to our weekend!  This is a great time to also remember to do a few other things around your house.

One of the most popular items to remember to do when we change the clocks is to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  A wise person would just change the batteries and not be at the mercy of that annoying chirp that sounds when your batteries are low.  (Haven't we all experiences that chirp in the middle of the night!)  So take a few minutes and change out those batteries!  It could just save your life.

The next thing to remember to do is to reverse your ceiling fans.  Did you know they should rotate clockwise in the winter?  

Since you have a whole extra hour, now is a great time to knock a few other things off the list.  Remember to do things like ~

  • Flip your mattress
  • Vacuum your dryer vents
  • Check for expired medicine in your cabinet
  • Clean your refrigerator coils
  • Go through your pantry 
  • Check your sump pump
  • Clean your gutters
  • Restock your emergency kit
  • Wash your pillows
What are some things you try to remember to do when the time changes?

Now it's your turn.  What are you thinking out loud about today?  Link up and share!

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! I'm linking up with WOULD YOU RATHER See Trump or Biden Win the Election? I Won't Judge Your Answer!

  2. Penny -thank you for hosting this party. The rising number of Covid cases is a constant worry these days. I think, had it not been for my crafts and creativity and Netflix - I would have gone insane with all thats happening these days.
    Stay safe hon

  3. I definitely try to stick to the change your clocks, change your batteries motto but I almost always miss one of our smoke detectors.

  4. I am so impressive with this great list of practical chores that need a place to land so they get done!

  5. Hey Penny, thank you for so many important reminders. It's so easy to neglect those little things. And at least once, our family showed up as church was ending, due to forgetting about that all-important time change.

    Thank you for hosting!

  6. Thanks for all of the reminders.

  7. Well, I did not know that little fact about ceiling fans. Thank you for that. Also thank you for hosting and I hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

  8. These are all great reminders and thanks for sharing them and hosting the fun.

  9. Great tips! Also change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors if your are battery run.

  10. Terrific tips and suggestions. I forget to change the ceiling fans. Must try that this weekend.