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”

#1 Cleaning Tip for Spring 2019

I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning above and beyond preparing for Passover.  It’s SPRING CLEANING and a lot of surfaces are in need of attention. Some surfaces are so detailed that a q-tip is the best cleaning tool.  Some surfaces have shmutz in such tiny crevices that a toothpick is the only way toContinue reading “#1 Cleaning Tip for Spring 2019”

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”

An Illustrated Guide to Donating Used Clothing

Spring Cleaning is typically the time of year folks go through their closets and weed out clothing they no longer want to keep. With good intentions, they would like to donate the castoffs for others to use.  A very noble thought indeed and I wholeheartedly believe in passing things on to the next person. HOWEVER…NOBODYContinue reading “An Illustrated Guide to Donating Used Clothing”

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”

Seasonal Allergies

As I’ve been scrubbing my counters and wiping crumbs from the fridge, I have been feeling absolutely miserable.  Not from this physical labor, but from symptoms of red, irritated eyes, body aches, and scratchy throat.  G-d forbid I’ve come down with pink eye or a virus.  Ain’t got no time for that ’cause Pesach isContinue reading “Seasonal Allergies”

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”