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”

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”

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”

How much time does it take to clean a fridge?

On Monday G-d decided that I was to have a vacation day.  Not vacation like ‘hey I’d like you to go sit on a beach and soak up some rays’, but ‘hey I’m not sending you a client today-I have other things planned for you.’  Hence, with all the kids not home it was theContinue reading “How much time does it take to clean a fridge?”

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 ofContinue reading “The Truth About Cleaning for Pesach”

Purim Checklist 2020

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 2020”

A Spirtual Taste of Rosh Hashana

Each holiday has it’s own flavor. Rosh Hashana has always been one of my favorites.  It’s not exclusively the taste of apples and honey on my tongue but the spiritual taste of the holiday. Throughout the entire month of Elul I did what many Jews do is taking accounting of the past year. Questions toContinue reading “A Spirtual Taste of Rosh Hashana”

The Pantry Challenge: Pre-Pesach Edition

What is the Pantry Challenge? 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. There are many times during the year this challenge comes in handy such as the week before payday when fundsContinue reading “The Pantry Challenge: Pre-Pesach Edition”

Pesach Cleaning is NOT Spring Cleaning

This past week the local weather experienced summer-like temperatures. Days like these put me in spring cleaning mentality after a long, cold winter. With Pesach cleaning on the radar, note there is less than a month until Pesach (which is a different preparatory experience from spring cleaning). On a basic level, the difference between theContinue reading “Pesach Cleaning is NOT Spring Cleaning”

The Klutter Koach’s 2018 Purim Checklist

In a few days it will be Purim. There are couple organizing challenges I want to address. If you only do a few, that’s OK.  This list addresses organizational aspects of the holiday. TUESDAY March 27 Purge your refrigerator.  Get rid of any forgotten leftovers or produce.  If there are empty condiment bottles, trash them.Continue reading “The Klutter Koach’s 2018 Purim Checklist”

THE BEST PESACH TIP EVER

I’ve been making Pesach for almost 19 years.  In general, I’m into labeling contents of containers but when it comes to the time crunch of putting away non-Pesach items and unpacking Pesach items I have not been stringent with my labeling. On Friday I was determined this year would be different.  Armed with camera, myContinue reading “THE BEST PESACH TIP EVER”

“My house was clean. Then the kids woke up. The end.”

I love these snarky memes.  One would never know upon waking the house was straightened the night before.  I have photos to prove it and they aren’t Photo-shopped.  My bright-eyed bushy-tailed 2 and 5-year-olds are mini-tornadoes that can transform any orderly space into a disaster area.  But hey, they’re kids and I’m thrilled they haveContinue reading ““My house was clean. Then the kids woke up. The end.””

The Klutter Koach’s Purim Checklist

In a few days it will be Purim. This year it begins motzei Shabbos, so there are couple organizing challenges I want to address.   I suggest incorporating as many of these idea into your pre-Purim week.  If you only do a few, that’s OK.   This list addresses mainly the organizational aspects of the holiday. TuesdayContinue reading “The Klutter Koach’s Purim Checklist”

Keep Calm and Prepare for Shabbos

Good morning, everyone! It’s the Friday race to Shabbos. We’ve been trying to finish 30 minutes before candle lighting for a more relaxed atmosphere. The more that gets done Thursday, the better things run on Friday.  Here are a few Friday musings I’ve been wanting to share. One of my biggest challenges is having a clearedContinue reading “Keep Calm and Prepare for Shabbos”

How to Speed Clean Before Shabbos

OK, it’s Thursday night again.  It’s almost Shabbos.  I want the house to look worthy of the angels who are accompanying my husband home from shul on Friday night.  What must I do first?  Second?  Stressing or panicking will not accomplish anything.  Not productive.  Must be productive.  My method is based on Flylady’s room rescueContinue reading “How to Speed Clean Before Shabbos”

Pharoah in Pajamas: Getting Organized for Pesach

Oh my goodness, why is the Klutter Koach bringing up this classic children’s Passover song? It isn’t Pesach yet…first comes Tu B’Shevat and then Purim THEN Pesach. Well, last week’s Parasha of the week had to do with leaving Egypt. As I went though each child’s weekly questions from school, I’ll admit my mind drifted to thoughts of “Oy! It’s almost Pesach.Continue reading “Pharoah in Pajamas: Getting Organized for Pesach”