Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time falls on Sunday, March 14, at 2:00 AM. As you move your clocks ahead this year, you may find yourself wonder why and when we started “springing forward” and “falling back.”

Daylight Saving Time was first instituted in the United States during World War I in an effort to save energy for war production.

Time-Saving Tips for Spring

While spring cleaning - Depending on just how meticulous you are, spring cleaning can be quite the overwhelming task. Make a list of what you’d like to accomplish and spread the work out over several days.

In the garden - Plan your garden on graph paper before touching the soil with a single tool. You’ll be amazed by how much you can fit in your growing space and how quickly the actual planting will go!

At the gym - Document your workout. Set goals and time limits for what you want to accomplish. Forcing yourself to stay on a schedule will get you in and out the door more quickly. Dedicate a portion of your weekly workouts to walking or running outdoors to enjoy the spring weather.

In the kitchen - Plan and write down your weekly menu. You’ll save time by reducing trips to the store. Know when you will be harvesting your spring produce and plan to incorporate it into your menu.