March 10, 2017
On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2 a.m. it will be time to spring forward as Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins in most of the United States and Canada. Since Daylight Saving Time begins or ends twice a year, make it a habit to not only change your clocks, but do a few other important semi-annual tasks!
- Check and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Replace any smoke alarms older than ten years. Replace any CO alarms older than five years.
- Prepare a disaster supply kit for your apartment (water, food, flashlights, batteries, blankets). Once you’ve created your home disaster kit, use the semi-annual time change to check its contents (including testing/replacing flashlight batteries).
- Make a car-emergency kit. It’s a good idea to carry this kit in your car year-round, but be sure to add cold-weather gear to your general car-emergency kit each fall. Need help on what to include? Click here for some ideas.
- Check and discard expired medications – those dates really do have meaning – some very common over-the-counter medications can cause serious problems due to change through aging.
Also, the office hours change for many of our MRG apartment communities so be sure to check with your community’s office.