It’s over. (Finally.) Daylight Saving ends on November 3rd at 2 AM. If you’re like most Americans, you don’t even know what that means, other than you “fall back” and you gain an extra hour of sleep. Unless you’re a parent of a young child and/or a one hour courier operating in DFW. Then sleep is an elusive concept that might never regain meaning for you.
To put it into simple terms, the end of Daylight Saving means we set our clocks back by an hour, allowing us to see a little more daylight in the morning, and, historically speaking, get a little more work done, especially during war time. See, back when we didn’t have free flowing electricity, workers needed the daylight to determine the start and end of the work day. By putting the clocks forward in the springtime, we make use of our longer days and don’t spend as much time inside. In the winter, we put those clocks back, giving us a little more daylight in the morning, allowing for further electricity conservation in the home.
Whether or not Daylight Saving actually conserves energy is certainly a topic for debate. In fact, a few states have decided to do away with it altogether. The notoriously sunny states of Arizona and Hawaii do not participate in DST. There are several states with proposed legislation to end DST, including Colorado, Kansas, and even Texas. But, as we know with most government proposals, it’ll take a century to hammer out the details.
For now, expect to turn your clocks back on November 3rd. But what will you do with that extra hour? It makes sense to ask our one hour courier team, considering they are the masters at making use of just 60 minutes. Here are a few of their best ideas:
- Go apple picking. Apples are in season, and there are orchards all across DFW that are ripe for the picking!
- Ride the MAT. The McKinney Avenue Trolley is free for users and gives you a tour of uptown in a historic trolley car.
- Call your grandma. Chances are she hasn’t heard from you, and she’d love to.
- Change your smoke detector batteries. These should be replaced once a year. It’s easy to remember if you swap them on your “fall back” weekend.
- Take a yoga class. Experts say yoga is great for your mind and body. It promotes relaxation and increases the “happy hormones” in your body.
- Write a letter. Yes, a real letter! With a stamp! If you just can’t bear to do so, at least write an email. Skip the texting for one day.
- Take a walk. Getting out into nature is a great way to boost your mood and get a little exercise.
- Get started on Christmas budgeting. Don’t let the holidays sneak up on you. Now is a good time to consider your budget and decide what you should spend over the next few weeks.
- Clean out your inbox. Are you one of hose people whose email icon on their phone says 1,375? Now is the time to go through those emails and unsubscribe from unwanted senders.
- Give your time back to your community. Churches, food banks, and shelters could all use some extra hands.
- Let someone else handle your deliveries. This is a bit of a trick answer, because it won’t take an hour to schedule your delivery. You can, however, have a one hour courier in DFW make your urgent delivery in 60 minutes or less, scoring you even more free time. All it takes is a phone call to our couriers at 214-351-5777.
One hour might not seem like a lot, but for a one hour courier in DFW, it can mean a great deal. Whether it’s a last minute temperature controlled food delivery or a life saving organ, a one hour courier can move items quickly and safely within city limits.
If you’re in need of a fast delivery, don’t hesitate. Contact Eagle Express here on our webpage, or call us for even faster service at 214-351-5777. Don’t forget to “fall back” on November 3rd, and enjoy that extra hour.