Here are five simple ways to recharge your home for the start of Daylight Saving Time:
Turn your clocks forward. Daylight Saving Time reminds us to move ahead by an hour. Although many digital clocks and smartphones automatically adjust, don’t forget to change the clocks on your appliances (stoves, microwaves, etc.), coffee machines, watches, and of course, the good old-fashioned battery-powered clocks. This is also the perfect time to replace their batteries, allowing them to keep time accurately all year long.
Prepare for emergencies. Make sure your flashlights are stocked with working batteries and backups so that you’re prepared for anything.
Check your alarms. Are your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors working properly?
Spring is the perfect time to tidy and declutter your home. Do you have a junk drawer where you’ve been hoarding old batteries? Clear up space in that drawer by recycling them.
When you recycle your batteries with Call2Recycle, materials are extracted that can be used in the making of new products, including new batteries. Visit call2recycle.ca and follow Call2Recycle at facebook.com/call2recycle and twitter.com/call2recycle.