WORD IS the rabbis are saying not to “go crazy” with Pesach cleaning this year. I can’t quote the sources so check with your L.O.R. (local orthodox rabbi) and what you need to do or not do. While I never have been one to go overboard there is still what to be done in my kitchen for daily general maintenance. Here’s Part II of Preparing for Pesach while being Stuck at Home with Kids.
Take note of the to-do list below which has nothing to do with Pesach and feel free to edit the list as you deem necessary.
Here the Pesach to do list. These are mainly DECISIONS TO BE MADE and FOOD MANAGEMENT DECISIONS. Note that none of these are cleaning tasks.
- Decide which cabinets will be taped closed and which will have KLP (kosher for Passover) items
- Pantry Challenge: Create meals with what’s in the freezer and pantry.
- Eat up the chometz
- Consolidate items into non KLP cabinets
KITCHEN CLEANING TASKS
- Daily Maintenance: dishes, counter wipedowns, sweeping constantly (gotta catch those Cheerios, pretzels, and other crumbs before they get tracked all over the house) **NOTE** I’m always sweeping my house, just upped my game a notch. Not a rabbinic ruling. Check with your L.O.R. for specific requirements. For example, I have one darling who refuses to eat bread crust and I don’t want to find them in any unauthorized area. Sweeping keeps me up on crumb control and makes me feel in control of my environment.
- Clean Fridge. My fridge needs a “deep cleaning” and I’m going to do it sooner than later. By the time we get closer to Pesach a quick wipe down should be all that’s necessary.
One thing to help keep me calm and smiling (usually) is to listen to music. And wear headphone to block out kids squabbling. If you haven’t already discovered Spotify I highly recommend checking it out. Pick a music genre or artist and have a playlist going all day.
Is there a topic you would find helpful to read? Contact me with your idea and time permitting I’ll see what I can write up.
All the best,
Karen, The Klutter Koach