Don’t forget that Spring is upon us and Sunday at 2:00am the clocks go forward an hour.

As you circle the house, setting clocks ahead, include this short safety checklist. It’ll see you into Spring from a safe and organized home.

Change the clocks – change the batteries

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives … if they’re powered by a fresh battery. Safety experts recommend replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries twice a year–so celebrate Time Change Sunday with new batteries all around.

Energy savings tip: don’t toss the replaced batteries just yet. While they’re likely not fully charged, replaced batteries can still do duty in children’s toys, media players or electronic devices. Squeeze the last drop of power out of them before you recycle!

Replace light bulbs

Chances are, you’ll have stepladders out to reach smoke detectors and clocks, so double up on safety (and energy savings) by checking light bulbs and light fixtures.

Consider replacing conventional bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent or LCD bulbs.

Check the first-aid kit

Summer’s coming … along with bumps, scrapes and stings. Check the first aid kit and replace any missing supplies.