Lewis Maclean - March 2020

2 Tips to Make the Most of Spring-Cleaning In March, people tend to have a lot on their minds, including spring- cleaning. It’s a yearly tradition most of us don’t get excited about, but it’s important to declutter Speaking of central air, this is a great month to schedule routine maintenance to make sure everything is working A-okay ahead of summer. Early spring is generally the off-season for HVAC businesses, which makes this the perfect time to get everything running at peak efficiency.

Take inventory ! As you clean and organize, take an inventory of what you own and sort out old or unused items to donate to charity or sell at a garage sale. It’s not just about knowing what you have; it can also help you prepare for the future.

and organize, even though that can be a lot of work. Here are a couple of tips to make spring-cleaning a little bit easier!

Taking inventory can seem like a lot of work, but when you organize and track what you own, you will undoubtedly come across items you want to keep in the family and pass along to the next generation. These might include heirlooms you’ve received from your parents or grandparents or things you acquired throughout your life. As an added bonus, taking inventory can be hugely beneficial when it comes to insurance should you need to file a claim following a flood or fire. Hopefully this never happens, but it’s always good to be prepared!

Clear the air! During the winter months, homes accumulate more dust. Air circulation isn’t always the best, and a lot of people use wood-burning or pellet stoves to heat their homes in addition to central air, which produces a lot of dust. Breathing this in is not healthy. If you have central air, start by cleaning the utility closet (or wherever the heart of your central air system is located). Clearing out dust in this room can go a long way toward removing it from your entire home, and cleaning your ductwork can help. Don’t forget to change the air filter in your system, as well!

ORANGEGLAZED SALMON

Keep dinner light, simple, and easy with this paleo-friendly recipe.

INGREDIENTS

• 2 salmon fillets (10 oz total) • 1 tsp salt • 2 tbsp ghee • 1 tbsp garlic, minced • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped

• Zest from 1 orange • 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice • 1 tsp tapioca starch

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat oven to 425 F, and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 2. Salt each fillet with 1/2 tsp salt. Bake for 6–8 minutes. 3. In a saucepan, combine ghee and garlic and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. 4. Add rosemary, zest, and juice. Cook for another 3 minutes. 5. Stir in tapioca starch until lumps disappear and mixture thickens. 6. Plate salmon and top with orange sauce.

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