The Aliyah Files #15: 5 Items to buy the first week after of arriving in Israel

In previous blog posts I have advised what NOT to bring on aliyah. This issue of the Aliyah Files focuses on items I recommend purchasing once you arrive in Israel.

  1. Kum kum (coom coom)-an electric kettle to heat your water for a quick hot beverage.                                                                                                                 kum kum
  2. Squeegee-use this to wipe down your counters.  Procedure:  To clean your counters pour water onto the counter.  Then squeegee dirty water into the sink.  Maybe I should do a video demonstration…                                                    squeegie
  3. Sponja stick/rags/bucket-necessities for washing your floor.  Say goodbye mop.  Goodbye Swiffer.   Pour water and soap on the floor.  Swish around with the sponja stick which has a squeegee on the end.  Squeegee dirty water into the drain the floor or out the door.  Dry with a rag.  (Hmm…video demonstration part II… ?)                                                                                                                                                           sponga-stick
  4. Clothes drying rack-take advantage of solar power and also save electricity.  Hang your clothes outdoors to dry.                                                                                                   drying-rack
  5. Lice comb-Eeeww.  Yes, a lice comb.  Kids are NOT sent home for having lice.  Check frequently.  I highly recommend the Assy 2000.  Yes, a very dumb name but a great product to have in your possession.                                                                                                                                                                                                         DCF 1.0
  6.  Major appliances-Apartments/homes do not come with washers, dryers, refrigerators, ovens, or stoves.  Until these items have been left by a previous owner or tenant, you need to purchase your own.  appliances

Thanks for reading and happy shopping.

Welcome to all the new and soon-to-be new arrivals!  Please share this post if you found it helpful.  Follow my blog so you don’t miss any new posts.


June 17, 2018


Published by Karen Furman

Philosophy = Your home should be organized so you know where things are, to the degree that you feel relaxed and not stressed in your space. Method = A combination of Marie Kondo + FlyLady + my own style. YOU make the decisions. YOU decide what to keep and not to keep. I help provide clarity. Attitude = Positive, enthusiastic, non-judgmental

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