The Aliyah Files #20: The month of Shevat important events: Tu B’Shevat and First Semester Report Cards

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat, is known as the New Year of the trees. This day marks the season in when the earliest-blooming trees Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. This year … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #20: The month of Shevat important events: Tu B’Shevat and First Semester Report Cards

The Klutter Koach’s Daily Home Organizing Challenge

I’ve had many people ask me for a daily home organizing challenge.  I happily complied and have been posting them on my Facebook page. Then it dawned on me not all Klutter Koach followers are on Facebook.  Hence, I will post the challenges here.  Each one takes 15 minutes or less. I practice what I preach so I am also doing the challenge right along with you. Here is what we’ve done thus far: August 10:  The Purge Purge Empty out that purse, bag, or backpack. Throw out trash, put non-necessary items where they belong, refill the bag, and you’re … Continue reading The Klutter Koach’s Daily Home Organizing Challenge

No Clutter=Easy Clean up

Ever since I received the news of our impending move (which thankfully has been pushed back a year) I have been on a quest to tackle every item in my possession to decide if it is worthy to be packed in a box. I am amazed how a de-cluttered thing here or there adds up to a bag for giveaway every few weeks. All this de-cluttering has allowed the flat surfaces in my home to be visible the majority the time.  The best part of seeing the flat surfaces it that it has become super easy to clean. While I … Continue reading No Clutter=Easy Clean up

All in a Day’s Work

“What do you do?”  This is a question with multiple answers. On the home front: I am a homemaker, devoted spouse, mother of 6, and special needs mama. Professionally: I am a former Spanish and ESL teacher now teaching English.  I had planned on “retiring” from teaching after switching careers to massage therapy (my lifelong dream profession), but as it is said, “Man plans and G-d laughs.” Hence, I’m still in the classroom and do massage on the side. My Klutter Koaching is also on the side, though I would enthusiastically spend more hours a week organizing someone’s closet than … Continue reading All in a Day’s Work

The Ultimate in De-cluttering Part III–6 Years Later

It’s been six years since our move from the USA to Israel when I wrote ‘The Ultimate in De-cluttering’. This was before I officially called myself Klutter Koach.  I am happy to say we wisely selected the items we brought with us.  The one thing I would have done differently was to have ditched the American beds, as they have always posed a problem overwhelming the small Israeli bedrooms with their bulkiness.  Little by little, we have been replacing them with their narrower Israeli counterparts. I have always been a proponent of not keeping items the family doesn’t use.  If … Continue reading The Ultimate in De-cluttering Part III–6 Years Later