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Making the most of the extra hour of daylight.

Making the Most of Daylight Savings

 
This Sunday is Daylight Savings. That's right: Everyone in the States (with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii) gets an "extra hour of daylight."

So what will you do with your extra hour? Here are a few suggestions for ways that you can make the most of Daylight Savings:

- Spend some time in the garden. Yes, it's about that time to get the garden plot ready for the growing months. Better yet, build a compost pile. This will provide natural nutrients for your plants, flowers and veggies and help reduce waste. See how to build a compost pile on your own.

- Hold a yard sale. I love the people in my town who live for the weekend so they can pull out all their old "junk" onto the lawn, affix price tags to each and sip lemonade (or stronger beverages) while watching cars pass by. I love that after this weekend they get an extra hour to do it! Seriously, it's spring cleaning time.

- Repair cracks in your driveway and walkways. I don't know about everyone else, but the snow is just about all gone up here in Vermont, exposing unsightly (and unsafe) cracks in the driveways and walkways all around town. Take the extra hour to repair these problems. It's easier to do than you think.

- Prepare for Pests. Sure, you're enjoying mosquito-free fresh air now, but those little buggers are soon to hatch, and they'll be looking for a way in. Take some time this weekend and defend your home against the five biggest pest: mosquitos, ants, wasps and hornets, spiders and ticks.

- Clean your grill! The extra hour means a longer bar-b-q, but that also means a grimier grill. Don't put up with it. Take a few minutes and properly maintain that crucial instrument of a successful spring and summer.

Enjoy your extra hour of sunlight!



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