Whether we spring forward or fall back, Daylight Saving Time is an excellent semi-annual reminder to take care of maintenance tasks around your business or place of work.
As we prepare to spring ahead and as our schedules get adjusted accordingly, there are safety precautions that can be taken to help keep your business, its employees, and your customers safe as you make the most of the longer days and warmer weather so the only thing you need to worry about this spring and summer is soaking up some sun.
- Did somebody say spring cleaning? Take advantage of the extra hour of daylight and get your business in tip-top shape. Not sure which areas to focus on? Try these:
- Your common fridge needs a thorough cleaning twice a year to run efficiently. Toss expired items, handwash drawers and shelves with dish soap, wipe down the interiors with vinegar, and defrost your freezer!
- Go through pantry items. If your canned goods aren’t expired but you know you don’t need that fourth can of kidney beans anyway, start a mini can drive and donate to your local food pantry!
- Check your roof for signs of damaged or missing shingles/tiles
- Clean and inspect your gutters and downspouts
- Inspect your exterior paint and refinish if necessary
- Take a look at your concrete, pavers, asphalt, steps, and driveways to see if repairs are needed
Making this change is easier said than done so here are some tips for better sleep overall:
- Reduce caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol intake throughout the day and especially before bed
- Avoid screens at least an hour before bed
- Build a sleep-inducing environment by keeping the bedroom cool and dark
- Have a warm, soothing drink such as herbal tea or milk
By following these key steps and maintaining proper insurance coverage, you can leverage Daylight Saving Time to your advantage to make the best of the warmer weather and longer days.
If you have any coverage questions, please contact your Independent Agent and they will be happy to answer any questions. Safety Insurance helps you manage life’s storms both online and in person.