March 12 is Daylight Saving Time—also known as Spring Forward. On this day, local standard time clocks in the U.S. are turned forward at 2 a.m. one hour ahead to 3 a.m. As a result, you get to enjoy about one more hour of sunlight in the evening! Of the infinite things to do with your extra hour of sunlight, here is a narrowed-down list:
If winter was your excuse to hibernate due to the cold and short hours, you no longer have that excuse! Not only is it getting warmer, but your day just gained the perfect amount of time for exercise! Whether you are going for a casual walk or a brisk run, any form of outside activity can wipe away your winter blues with fresh air and an extra hour of warm sunlight.
In some areas of the country, it is just getting warm enough to enjoy the outdoors again. Yet, the ground may not be quite warm enough for all forms of gardening. If you want to spend your extra hour gardening, there are plenty of cold-resistant plants to get you started in March. These are: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumbers, herbs, lettuce, melons, onions, peas, peppers, spinach, summer squash, and tomatoes.
March is National Craft Month! If you ever wanted to learn knitting, woodworking, drawing, candle making or any other special skill, March is designed for you to learn these skills! Your extra hour is perfect for dedicating some time to something new! Even if you are just looking to make some outside crafts for spring decorations with your family, crafting is a great use of your extra hour.
Winter months can cause your home to be stuffy, dusty and even messy on the exterior. March is the perfect time to open some windows, clear out clutter stored in the winter and touch up the outside of your home. Use the sunlight to your advantage by getting your outdoor chores out of the way before it gets too hot outside!
Give Back to Your Community
Volunteering and donating your extra clothes and other items after spring cleaning are excellent ways to give back to your community. If you want to use your extra hour for the fun activities above, there is an easy way to do both!
Simply call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online form to donate your unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes! Keep up the spring cleaning by getting rid of your largest piece of clutter—your unwanted vehicle sitting in your car or driveway.
Not only will you be benefiting your community by helping Make-A-Wish make dreams come true for local children with critical illnesses, but you will also help yourself with a clutter-free driveway and a great tax deduction.
Wheels For Wishes, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) car donation organization, gives you a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt with your donation, and we tow away your vehicle for free. Use your extra hour to its fullest! Help make dreams come true, get outside and enjoy your extra sun!