The Truth About Cleaning for Pesach

To me, Pesach cleaning is not a daunting task. However if the term ‘Pesach cleaning’ is the all-encompassing phrase that really means ‘shopping, cooking, cleaning, spring cleaning, and turning over the kitchen from non-Pesach to Pesach’ I get overwhelmed.  I’ve written many articles about preparing for Pesach and follow my own advice, hence the feel of overwhelm is greatly diminished. So I’m going to summarize each each article and include the links. But first, the truth about cleaning for Pesach.

So THE TRUTH ABOUT CLEANING FOR PESACH is that if you are truly ONLY cleaning for Pesach you are removing all traces of chometz (leavened products, such as bread and crackers) and then spritzing with a cleaner to annul any crumbs.  Granted, this can be time consuming especially with youngsters afoot or if you’ve allowed eating in any area of the house throughout the year. THE LESS CLUTTER, THE LESS THERE IS TO CLEAN and that’s all I have to say about that…Here are previous blog posts by The Klutter Koach on the topic of Pesach:

  1. The Pantry Challenge Pre-Pesach Edition https://theklutterkoach.com/2018/03/18/the-pantry-challenge-pre-pesach-edition/  Summary: The Pantry Challenge is challenging yourself to use the ingredients you have at home from the pantry, fridge, and freezer without going to the store to buy an additional items. This uses up what you have in your home and SAVES YOU MONEY.
  2. THE BEST PESACH TIP EVER https://theklutterkoach.com/2018/03/14/the-best-pesach-tip-ever-2/Labeling, photographing, and making a list notating where items are stashed in order to avoid the post holiday “Where the heck is the ____?” Send yourself an email or type on a GoogleDocs.
  3. The Olim Files #6 Making Pesach in Israel https://theklutterkoach.com/2017/03/31/https-theklutterkoach-com-2017-03-31-the-olim-files-6-making-pesach-in-israel/  There are a few things that make preparing for Pesach in Israel different than preparing in other countries. If this is your first experience celebrating the holiday in the Holy Land you’re going to want to read this.

Thanks for reading.  Breathe, stay hydrated, sleep, make your lists.  You’ve got this…

Karen, The Klutter Koach

March 24, 2019

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