How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Move

Daylight Savings Time History

Daylight Savings Time was created as a way to make the best use out of the daylight during the summer months. Every year, at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, most of the U.S. and Canada advance their clocks by one hour.

  • Does Daylight Savings Time affect your normal day-to-day activity? Well, it could also affect your move, especially when moving to another state or even cross-country . Check out how Daylight Savings Time affects your move and tips to avoid problems.

Daylight Savings Time Affects Your Move

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Make the most of the extra sunlight when you move during Daylight Saving Time.

When it comes to moving, Daylight Savings Time shouldn’t affect your move too much. In fact, it gives you some extra sunlight to move in the afternoon. Let’s face it, moving in the dark is not all that fun. If you are moving one-way, you will want to do a little research so Daylight Savings Time doesn’t throw you off, especially when moving to a different time zone.

 

3 Simple Tips

1. Check to see if Daylight Savings Time is practiced in your new city or state. Some states, such as Hawaii and most of Arizona do not participate in changing the clocks during Daylight Savings Time.

2. Know your drop off time. If you are moving out of state and to a different time zone, be sure to return your rental based on the time on your contract and your destination’s local time.

3. Change all clocks that do not update automatically. You will probably have to reset your clocks anyway, but be sure to check local times online or on your cell phone (since most update automatically). You don’t want to wake up late for your first day at your new job because you are going off a different time zone.

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