Sorry to disappoint, but I don’t know the secret to happiness. HOWEVER, I recently discovered TWO THINGS which have made me much happier. NUMBER ONE The first was an inspirational message I saw: “Turn your “have to’s” into “get to’s.” … Continue reading The Secret to Happiness
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 … Continue reading Preparing for Pesach while being Stuck at Home with Kids. The Kitchen Part II
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 it’s never ending to-do lists and … Continue reading Preparing for Pesach while being Stuck at Home with Kids. The Kitchen Part I
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 … Continue reading Introducing VIRTUAL ORGANIZING & COACHING by The Klutter Koach
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? … Continue reading Purim Checklist
You’re in Israel or made aliyah and have tummy trouble. Here’s what you can take for diarrhea, gas, and stomach ailment. Continue reading The Aliyah Files #29 Diarrhea, Gas, and Other Tummy Trouble. What OTC meds can you take for relief?
In celebration of Superbowl LIV here are 54 things you can easily declutter from your home. Continue reading Superbowl LIV and 54 Items you can Easily Declutter from your home
When I made aliyah we moved to Karmiel in Northern Israel. Karmiel had a very small Anglo population so my neighbors were all native Israelis. While not having English-speaking neighbors was a challenge, these neighbors helped me acquaint to a … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #28 The Aliyah Homemaker: Washing floors the Israeli way
One way to give a room a facelift is to straighten up the bookcases. As you can see from this After & Before of a bookcase, an organized bookcase has appeal. The disorganized may cause stress and who needs more … Continue reading How to give your room a facelift without spending any money
When I’m achy and miserable I want relief. I also want TLC, soup, and a hot beverage but that can’t be bought at the pharmacy. So what OTC meds can one find at a pharmacy in Israel that are equivalent … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #27 You’ve finished your stash of Motrin and Tylenol, now what? Here’s the Israeli OTC medication guide for Fever, Aches & Pains
DO YOU LOVE BOOKS? I do, plus I’m a self-proclaimed bookworm. As much as I love books I don’t own every book I’ve read nor have I kept every book I’ve bought. Gasp! Is it sacreligious to give away books? … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #28 How to downsize your book collection
TUESDAY TIP If you’re into tying tichels than this tidy tip is for you. Purchase a package of shower rings and attach them to a hanger. Then hang your tichels/ scarves/pashminas etc. from the rings. This scarf solution both practical … Continue reading TUESDAY TIP: How to keep your tichels tidy
MOTIVATION MONDAY 👚👖 We all have clothes in our homes that aren’t worn anymore: 👕 Outgrown kid things 💃Sizes we are no longer fit into 👘Styles we don’t enjoy wearing 👢“Mistakes” such as wrong size bought 🥿items that Match Nothing 👕 Clothing that is Itchy, Rides Up, Rolls Down, and Other Annoyances All these clothes TAKE UP VALUABLE SPACE in your closet. If you aren’t wearing them it’s time to remove them from your closet and your home. ☂️With the cold & rainy weather it’s a great time to take advantage of being indoors to work on this project. ☂️ … Continue reading MOTIVATION MONDAY: How to clear our closets & donate used clothing
SUNDAY STORIES A client called me and said “My entire house is very organized except for my playroom. I call it ‘THE MONSTER’. So I went to slay the monster because that is what I do; which is tackle messes … Continue reading If you have a room nicknamed ‘The Monster’ here’s how to slay the beast
I’ve been wanting to create a newsletter for some time now…and procrastinating. I had my sights on using a service like MailChimp but the technical aspects kept me from moving forward…..So I took a BABY STEP and wrote a newsletter … Continue reading The Klutter Koach Newsletter Premier Edition: Issue #1
Hi and thanks for clicking! LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MYSELF. I’m Karen Furman aka The Klutter Koach, which is Coach spelled with K for Karen, not ko-ach (strength). I’m not sure if it’s my signature BLUE GLASSES (which were once gray) or my friendly demeanor but when I meet people they say ‘Oh-you’re the organizer lady’. Yep. That’s me. I’m mom to six kids ages 4-20. Before you start doing mental math and thinking I look too young to have a 20 year old, I will tell you to add fifteen years to the age you think I am … Continue reading Who is The Klutter Koach?
In the USA today it is Veterans Day, a federal holiday observed annually on November 11 which honors military persons who have served in the United States armed forces: army, navy, air force, marines, and coast guard. There are stories to … Continue reading Veterans Day: Military Memories
Today is November 8. I have always celebrated it as my wedding anniversary. However it has been brought to my attention that today has other special significance: It’s NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY. For you those of you cappuccino aficionados here’s a … Continue reading National Cappuccino Day
Unicorns are very ‘in’ these days. So is fairy dust and glitter. These things are cutesy and girly. But… if we’re a grown up and have a home to manage REAL DUST is no fairy tale. No forest creature is … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #26: My home is so dusty! Help!
I’ve always loved mint. From Girl Scout Mint Thins to Fannie Mae Mint Meltaways to Junior Mints my mouth waters just thinking about any one of those delectable items. In my quest to modify my lifestyle (aka diet change) I discovered the most divine mint smoothie recipe and it’s uber healthy too! I modified a recipe called Keto Mint Smoothie found on Elana’s Pantry website. Disclaimer: I’m neither keto nor vegan nor any named special diet. I just look for recipes that sound yummy that fit my food choice criteria. I saw ‘mint’ and knew I have to give it … Continue reading Divine Mint Smoothie