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March 13, 2016 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time for 2016.
Changing our clocks to “Spring Forward in the Spring & Fall Back in the Fall” has become part of the fabric of our lives. Did you know that this concept of capitalizing on daylight is credited to Benjamin Franklin who suggested it in 1784?
During World War I it was implemented in the U.S. but abandoned in 1919 due to its unpopularity. While some local areas continued to observe it, its observation did not return nationwide until World War II. After the war, cities and states were allowed to observe Daylight Saving Time as they wished. However, this presented a burden for national commerce and ultimately in 1966 Congress passed the Uniform Time Act which stipulated that Daylight Saving Time would begin on the last Sunday of April and extend through the last Sunday of October. Congress amended this law in 2007 to start Daylight Saving Time on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.
While you adjust your clock to fit the season, we suggest you also consider synchronizing your household maintenance calendar so that you remember routine tasks that are often overlooked until a problem is evident. Based on years of selling houses and counseling our clients about attentive care for their homes here are our suggestions:
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to be referred to our trusted vendors who can help you with your home maintenance items. We love hearing from you!
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