I’m Corona positive. What they don’t tell you and what to expect. Part II #TheStoryContinues

My family is on Day 20 of quarantine.  By popular request, I’m writing a follow-up post to I’m Corona positive. What they don’t tell you and what to expect.  Everyone has expressed concern about how I’m doing so here is the update and how I’m managing. “How are you?” After 20 days without leaving theContinue reading “I’m Corona positive. What they don’t tell you and what to expect. Part II #TheStoryContinues”

I’m Corona positive. What they don’t tell you and what to expect.

I’m Corona positive.  How did it happen?  Who’s to say…the germ found me and invaded.  I’m recovering, thank G-d but I didn’t think it would be like this.  It’s not the horror story of symptoms we’ve been indoctrinated into fearing since lockdown. I was just going to lay low and let it pass, but onceContinue reading “I’m Corona positive. What they don’t tell you and what to expect.”

My Career Switch, Aliyah, and The Klutter Koach

There are many conversations and news articles about the effects of Covid 19 aka Corona Virus and its effects on people making aliyah.  The numbers are going up -I say this ambiguously – as it can mean both numbers of Corona cases as well as the deluge of inquiries and applications to organizations like NefeshContinue reading “My Career Switch, Aliyah, and The Klutter Koach”

The Aliyah Files #31 Moving Tips on Packing Books for the Jewish Home

  Jewish homes have lots of books.  Marie Kondo’s suggestion of a 30-book limit just doesn’t work for us, so when it comes to packing up bookcases prior to moving there’s a lot of work to be done.  I highly recommend doing a book purge prior to packing so you are only bringing books youContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #31 Moving Tips on Packing Books for the Jewish Home”

The Aliyah Files #30 What to Bring on the Plane When Travelling with School-aged Kids

Mazel tov!  August will be my family’s 10-year Aliyahversary, meaning ten years ago we left our life in America and moved to Israel. I can’t believe a decade has passed and it seems like just yesterday we boarded the plane. Speaking of planes, based on the Nefesh B’Nefesh summer flight schedule, it looks like lotsContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #30 What to Bring on the Plane When Travelling with School-aged Kids”

Does social media cause stress?

Does social media cause stress?  Without any official case studies or further ado, I will wholeheartedly answer in the affirmative. YES, social media can cause stress. I’ll speak for myself. There’s enough stress in my life and don’t need more.  I can’t control most stressors, but I can empower myself to be in control overContinue reading “Does social media cause stress?”

Come As You Are

Ok, I like this Nirvana song (even if I can’t understand most of the lyrics) but I really love the message of the title.  COME AS YOU ARE.  BE YOURSELF. There are great quotes “Being yourself, everyone else is taken”.  Rabbi Zusha can only be Rabbi Zusha.  They why do I feel so much pressureContinue reading “Come As You Are”

IKEA is opening nearby but before you go shopping READ THIS

BIG NEWS. Top news stories change quickly whether it was the great pre-Pesach egg hunt, butter sightings, or news of schools re-opening (in Israel) after Corona lockdown. NOW the exciting news is IKEA is opening near Bet Shemesh.  But before you go rushing off to shop, read this in regards to PURCHASING STORAGE PRODUCTS FORContinue reading “IKEA is opening nearby but before you go shopping READ THIS”

Got Loose change? Declutter & Donate

Do you have lots of loose coins in your purse or wallet? Or money collecting in a jar? Consider DECLUTTERING them as well as DONATING THEM TO A WORTHY CAUSE at the same time. HATZALA BET SHEMESH SAVED MY HUSBAND’S LIFE. There is a local organization that is running a Cause-Match Fundraiser called Hatzala. TheyContinue reading “Got Loose change? Declutter & Donate”

Moving soon, need to pack, and don’t know where to start? Here are some Do-s and Don’ts of Packing

Whether you’re moving cross-town, cross country, or internationally, MOVING IS STRESSFUL.  I’ve moved 8 times in the past 20 years and done all the above.  So here some first-hand tips of DO-S and DON’TS to help with your move in the category of PACKING. As a Klutter Koach, the first thing I’m suggesting is toContinue reading “Moving soon, need to pack, and don’t know where to start? Here are some Do-s and Don’ts of Packing”

4 Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized During Coronavirus

Yesterday, May 14, was my birthday.  Since Corona restrictions are easing up, my exciting birthday outing was to the pharmacy for a prescription refill of allergy medication.  Woo-hoo! Considering pollen abounds and I’ve been miserable without this pill, I was quite excited to hop a bus, albeit be-masked, to run this errand.  A shirt withContinue reading “4 Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized During Coronavirus”

A Decluttering Project to do Sitting On Your Derriere: Conquering Inbox Clutter

Ok, this title may not rank me in SEO but I kind of liked it and hope it caught your attention. I don’t know about your email inbox, but mine has been exploding with mail like Gremlins in water.  A cluttered inbox stresses me out so I have to stay on top of it. HereContinue reading “A Decluttering Project to do Sitting On Your Derriere: Conquering Inbox Clutter”

Egg Shortage? No worries – you can still have yummy meals with or without eggs on Passover

There seems to be an egg crisis. Supermarkets are out of eggs and as soon as the eggs are restocked they’re gone in a flash. Cries of panicked ‘Where can I find eggs? Does XYZ grocery have eggs? WHO HAS EGGS? are heard.  If you are one of the concerned then this article is forContinue reading “Egg Shortage? No worries – you can still have yummy meals with or without eggs on Passover”

Got Kid Memorabilia? Scrapbook it! No Supplies? No worries. Here’s how.

Show me a mom who doesn’t have kid drawings, photos, and other memorabilia piling up somewhere or multiple somewheres around the house. With much certainty, I can presume the majority of this stockpile isn’t organized. Ok, moms if you’re looking for something to do while you stay safe at home, here’s a project for theContinue reading “Got Kid Memorabilia? Scrapbook it! No Supplies? No worries. Here’s how.”

Preparing for Pesach while being Stuck at Home with Kids. The Kitchen Part II

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 myContinue reading “Preparing for Pesach while being Stuck at Home with Kids. The Kitchen Part II”

Preparing for Pesach while being Stuck at Home with Kids. The Kitchen Part I

Hi everyone. I hope you are all surviving, managing, and coping given the restrictions of social distancing and other guidelines to keep everyone safe.  Getting ready for Pesach has always been a challenge with its never-ending to-do lists and hard work in getting the home ready.  Now, many of us are #HomeAllTheTime and still needContinue reading “Preparing for Pesach while being Stuck at Home with Kids. The Kitchen Part I”

Introducing VIRTUAL ORGANIZING & COACHING by The Klutter Koach

Need home organizing or decluttering? Many folks around the globe have been sent home, quarantined, or otherwise been relegated to going nowhere.  If you’re stuck at home and overwhelmed not only by the corona situation but by a cluttered environment THERE’S A SOLUTION.  I can’t help with the restrictions, but I CAN HELP WITH THEContinue reading “Introducing VIRTUAL ORGANIZING & COACHING by The Klutter Koach”

Purim Checklist

Soon it will be Purim with much to do to prepare. If you haven’t already discovered the SANITY-SAVING BENEFITS of using a CHECKLIST, here’s the perfect opportunity to try one out. Why is this checklist different from all other checklists? Because this list addresses the ORGANIZATION ASPECTS of Purim and being organized will INCREASE JOYContinue reading “Purim Checklist”

The Aliyah Files #29 Got Tummy Trouble? What OTC meds can you take for relief?

You’re in Israel or made aliyah and have tummy trouble. Here’s what you can take for diarrhea, gas, and stomach ailment.

Superbowl LIV and 54 Items you can Easily Declutter from your home

In celebration of Superbowl LIV here are 54 things you can easily declutter from your home.