It’s that time of year again – preparing the home for Pesach. Here are 7 quick tips that may make things easier.
1. Pretend you are a contestant on Master Chef. Instead of a mystery box of ingredients, your meals will be created using what you have in your pantry, fridge, and freezer. This will both free up space for kosher-for-Pesach items as well as use up your chometz.
2. Empty out purses, bags, and backpacks. Check for chometz, throw out trash, put non-necessary items back where they belong. If there are children in the household, do this on the last day of school before the vacation or the last day of pre-Pesach camp (if attending).
3. When cleaning out closets and having giveaways (as spring cleaning often goes in tandem with Pesach cleaning), donate the items sooner than later as many gemachim and other second-hand establishments stop accepting donations a week or two prior to the holiday.
4. If shifting things around in the kitchen, take photos of how things looked Before so they can be returned that way After.
5. If there are clogged drains or any pressing maintenance issues, schedule a technician before the holiday.
6. Get to the pharmacy without a last-minute rush, unless a prescription can’t be filled before a certain date,.
7. Reward yourself with positive praise for a job well done, as you deserve it! A little praise, whether from others or giving ourselves a pat on the back keeps the motivation going.