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Mind Blown Daylight Savings Time Stats

We’ve all just experienced that yearly idea of Daylight Savings Time. You know, the one time of the year we “Spring Forward” and set our clocks one hour ahead?

And, today is Monday. So now, we’re all completely tired from losing that precious hour of sleep over the weekend. It’s amazing isn’t it how one hour can make that much of a difference?

Here’s the cool thing – there was actually a study done just a few years ago on the effects of Daylight Savings Time and how it can affect different things. Not just your SLEEP!

So, here are reasons why Daylight Savings Time (Springing Forward) is actually a really good thing!

  1. There’s more light to enjoy in the evening. Think about it. In December and January especially, getting home with barely any daylight left (or no daylight left) is quite depressing! Daylight Savings Time gives us that extra daylight at the end of our work day. Which means you can get home and still use your grill. More light = more time to do what you want or need to do = a happier you.
  2. The crime rate lowers significantly after the clocks go ahead an hour. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Research has shown that robbery rates after daylight saving time fall an average of 27 percent drop during those light-filled evening hours that didn’t exist before the time change. Mind Blowing – I know!
  3. Energy Consumption. You’ll use less energy since you have that natural daylight pouring into your home a little later.
  4. Less traffic accidents. This one makes perfect sense when you think about it ???? You’re driving home with daylight (more than likely, unless you work a night shift), which means you’ll be able to see everything easier and clearer.

Kind of all really makes you rethink that tiredness about Daylight Savings Time, doesn’t it? Maybe it’s not such a bad thing after all!

Been thinking of moving to Greenville? Looking to upgrade or downsize your home? You have to choose the right realtor when it comes to making all of your real estate decisions.

Maybe you’ve recently visited Greenville and fell in love (I know, it’s hard not to!), or maybe you’ve lived here for years and just need to upgrade or downsize your home. Choose a realtor who will fight for you. One that will help you sell that nest you’re in right now, and simply find you a new one to build up and call “home”.

Ready to talk about purchasing a home this spring? I’d love to chat with you! We’ll find your dream home – together! Sellers – don’t forget to contact me in regards to selling your home too! My email is, and my direct phone is (864) 275-3953.

Did you know this about Greenville?

Here’s some local updates on our area!

The Spring Garden Bridge in Falls Park has been restored with new handrails, decking, and a fresh coat of paint.

$2 billion. That’show much more annual countywide economic activity — plus ~10,000 new jobs — could result from Greenlink’s Transit Development Plan. The expansion, which would cost $352 million and take 10 years to be fully implemented, includes construction of an operations and maintenance facility and the installation of new bus stops. ???? (Greenville Journal)

GSP has a new airline and two new non-stop destinations. Meet Avelo Air: a “low-fare airline” (read: $49+ each way) with a 737 fleet beginning direct service to Orlando (MCO) and New Haven (HVN) in June. ✈️

And, a moment to say “Way to go Greenville!”. No. 9. That’s where Greenville ranked on TimeOut’s list “The best unexpected US weekend getaways for 2023.” It recommends grabbing Methodical Coffee for a walk through Falls Park before refueling with a Southernside Brewing Co. beer and a stroll or bike along the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.

About Victoria

 People are on the move and I am ready to help you buy or sell in the Greenville area. Please contact Victoria Cottle by email or call (864) 275-3953 for your real estate needs in the Upstate of South Carolina! You can also always follow me on Facebook!

Victoria Cottle is a Realtor® in the Greenville South Carolina area and if you, a friend, or a family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

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