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 to scrape it out. Some places are so high I need something tall to stand on . In all cases, for maximum cleaning effectiveness, MATCH THE TOOL TO THE TASK. When in doubt what IS the best tool, ASK. Find your resources: friend, neighbor, WikiHow, Google. … Continue reading #1 Cleaning Tip for Spring 2019
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 the perfect day to get a jump on my Pesach cleaning. I decided to tackle the refrigerators. Yes, that is plural. We have two. Many families have one refrigerator and often an extra freezer. We have two refrigerators because in Israel you buy your appliances, even … Continue reading How much time does it take to clean a fridge?
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 … Continue reading The Truth About Cleaning for Pesach
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 … Continue reading An Illustrated Guide to Donating Used Clothing
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 … Continue reading Pesach Cleaning is NOT Spring Cleaning
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 … Continue reading Seasonal Allergies
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. Soon it will be only cleaning, cleaning, shopping, shopping, and cooking cooking cooking!”. Thankfully, I switched gears and said to myself “This year is going to be easy.”. Easy??? How can anyone think this will be easy. Time consuming, yes. Difficult, no. I have my shopping … Continue reading Pharoah in Pajamas: Getting Organized for Pesach