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?
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 Olim Files #26: Fairy Dust, Pixie Dust, or just Dust
We’re made it to the end of the long, hot summer vacation and it’s BACK TO SCHOOL. Here are some suggestions as a mom and (former) classroom teacher. Since kids generally have to choose between socializing and eating they will … Continue reading The Olim Files #25: Best Snacks for School
I debated whether Storage Space or Lack of Storage Space would be the better title, as the latter is more accurate. Unlike the phone pop-up reminder “storage space almost full…manage your storage in settings” we don’t need a reminder that … Continue reading The Olim Files #24: Storage Space
If you have enjoyed reading my BLOG POSTS, there is a new drop down menu for the categories! Stay turned for more user-friendly updates! In WordPress you have to chose a category. A web designer recently informed me of the … Continue reading The Klutter Koach BLOG is now more user-friendly!
You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘Jewish Standard Time’ (JST for short) which means running ‘fashionably late’ for just about everything. Is this acceptable? Yes or no depending on the situation. After making aliyah you will encounter a few new TIME RELATED changes in the way things are done. Depending on your lifestyle, you may love these changes or they may drive you batty. WEEKEND. Typically, in the Western mindset we have a WEEKEND which is Saturday and Sunday. Once arriving to Israel there will be a bit of a shift. Friday is often a half-day of work and school. On … Continue reading The Olim Files #22 Time is Relative
Let’s compare some THEN AND NOW details of my life. THEN: Prior to making aliyah my husband and I lived in a small house, had four children (KH), and two cars. NOW: 9 years later after making aliyah, my husband and I live in a small apartment, have six children (KH), and don’t own a car. THEN: My main income came from teaching Spanish to English speakers and after aliyah my main income came from teaching English to Hebrew speakers. NOW: I am a business owner of THE KLUTTER KOACH offering home organizing, de-cluttering, downsizing and moving services to Bet … Continue reading The Olim Files #21 The Ultimate in De-cluttering Part IV
Last summer I thought we had to move. Luckily, we were granted another year in the same apartment. However, now the apartment is for sale by owner (we rent, not own). We aren’t moving tomorrow, but it’s going to happen … Continue reading Moving is Hard!
No matter where on the planet we find ourselves, there will be occasional headaches, stomachaches, and other minor discomforts. If your favorite standbys for these ailments have been Tylenol, Pepto, or other OTC medications you are going to need to … Continue reading The Olim Files #16: Over-the-Counter-Medication
What images do you associate with the word “autumn”? I think of leaves in stunning hues of red, orange, and yellow, scarecrows, pumpkins, and big plump turkeys. Or perhaps you envision tall leather boots, warm cozy sweaters, and hot … Continue reading The Olim Files #10: Pumpkin-Spiced Latte
I wrote this in 2010 prior to making aliyah. For those who are in the process, you may find this helpful. For those of you who have already done so, I think you can relate. It has been almost six years. My only semi-regret was bringing the American beds as we have ended up replacing them with the more narrow and space-saving Israeli counterparts. Here’s a walk down Memory Lane: The ultimate in flinging is to make Aliyah. We are G-d willing making Aliyah with NBN August 18. We have had four Sunday yard sales in a row. While there … Continue reading The Ultimate in De-cluttering