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Spring Forward - Daylight Savings Time

11th Mar 2016

Clocks across the country will spring forward one hour this upcoming Sunday morning for the annual Daylight Savings Time occurrence. While many would choose to leave well enough alone, others enjoy the time switch because it extends an extra hour of daylight for all to enjoy.

Have you ever wondered who came up with the spring forward and fall back plan? Well, in 1784 it was none other than Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was a French ambassador and noticed while he was on a trip he was always waking up to the sun every morning at 6am. This, of course, is something he was not accustomed to and quite frankly, got him excited about many possibilities for those who were thrifty.

Franklin was quite a frugal fellow. He immediately thought of ways adding an extra hour could save money. For instance, Franklin liked the idea of retiring to bed an hour early and waking up an hour early to save money on candle usage which was a good portion of someone’s budget.

Speaking of budgets, it doesn’t take too much to tidy up the closet to finish the year looking good. Do you need fresh school uniforms for the upcoming Spring - maybe a new polo or two along with a pair of shorts is all you need? Or, is your school looking for a school uniform and dress code provider? Spring forward with Educational Outfitters | Academic Outfitters, your premier provider of school uniforms at (enter your store address & phone number here). We are here for you and look forward to outfitting your child with their school uniform and dress code apparel needs. Follow us on FaceBook for any upcoming specials. (place your store facebook link here)

*DST information received from Brian Handwerk from National Geographic