Get ready to lose an hour of sleep this weekend. At 2 a.m. on March 09, 2014, sleepy-eyed Americans in most U.S. states will turn their clocks forward one hour, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time.
Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the idea of daylight saving time, but Britain and Germany began using the concept during World War I to conserve energy. The U.S. used daylight saving time for a brief time during the War, but it didn’t become widely accepted in the States until after World War II.
When you spring forward this weekend also put home safety at top of mind. Replace batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, once the batteries are replaced, test these safety devices to insure they work properly. Prepare or restock an emergency supply kit for your home. Prepare or restock an emergency supply kit for your vehicle.