The Aliyah Files #35 To bring or not to bring kitchenware

Whether making aliyah or moving house, the volume of kitchenware is something to consider before shlepping all your things from one home to another. In many dwellings, storage space is inadequate. In others, while adequate storage, the kitchen design has me shaking my head wondering “What in the world was the designer thinking?” making itContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #35 To bring or not to bring kitchenware”

My Post-Quarantine Decluttering Frenzy

Today I went on a decluttering frenzy. It felt fantastic to reclaim the space and get a boost of joy at the same time!  After 34 days in quarantine, it was time to raise the standard from survival mode to reclaiming my space.  Here’s a bullet list of what I accomplished: Under the bed.  ThisContinue reading “My Post-Quarantine Decluttering Frenzy”

IKEA is opening nearby but before you go shopping READ THIS

BIG NEWS. Top news stories change quickly whether it was the great pre-Pesach egg hunt, butter sightings, or news of schools re-opening (in Israel) after Corona lockdown. NOW the exciting news is IKEA is opening near Bet Shemesh.  But before you go rushing off to shop, read this in regards to PURCHASING STORAGE PRODUCTS FORContinue reading “IKEA is opening nearby but before you go shopping READ THIS”

4 Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized During Coronavirus

Yesterday, May 14, was my birthday.  Since Corona restrictions are easing up, my exciting birthday outing was to the pharmacy for a prescription refill of allergy medication.  Woo-hoo! Considering pollen abounds and I’ve been miserable without this pill, I was quite excited to hop a bus, albeit be-masked, to run this errand.  A shirt withContinue reading “4 Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized During Coronavirus”

How to give your room a facelift without spending any money

One way to give a room a facelift is to straighten up the bookcases. As you can see from this After & Before of a bookcase, an organized bookcase has appeal.  The disorganized may cause stress and who needs more stress? Here’s how to make your bookcase look awesome STEP 1 Remove all non-books thatContinue reading “How to give your room a facelift without spending any money”

The Secret to Happiness

Sorry to disappoint you, but I don’t know the secret to happiness.  HOWEVER, I recently discovered TWO THINGS which have made me much happier. NUMBER ONE The first was an inspirational message I saw: “Turn your “have to’s” into “get to’s.”  It’s an attitude we can all use every day to view our lives throughContinue reading “The Secret to Happiness”

How to clear your closet and declutter clothing

👚👖 We all have clothes in our homes that aren’t worn anymore: 👕 Outgrown kid things 💃Sizes we are no longer fit into 👘Styles we don’t enjoy wearing 👢“Mistakes” such as wrong size bought 🥿items that Match Nothing 👕 Clothing that is Itchy, Rides Up, Rolls Down, and Other Annoyances All these clothes TAKE UPContinue reading “How to clear your closet and declutter clothing”

The Klutter Koach Newsletter Premier Edition: Issue #1

I’ve been wanting to create a newsletter for some time now…and procrastinating.  I had my sights on using a service like MailChimp but the technical aspects kept me from moving forward…..So I took a BABY STEP and wrote a newsletter the “old fashioned way”…in the form of an email.    I decided to paste theContinue reading “The Klutter Koach Newsletter Premier Edition: Issue #1”

The Klutter Koach BLOG is now more user-friendly!

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 difference between CATEGORIES and TAGS.  Having over 200 categories isn’t something one should do…hence IContinue reading “The Klutter Koach BLOG is now more user-friendly!”

The Aliyah Files #21 The Ultimate in Decluttering Part IV

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 aContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #21 The Ultimate in Decluttering Part IV”

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 Tu B’Shevat was celebrated on Monday, January 21, 2019. For an eco-friendly soul like myself,Continue reading “The Aliyah Files #20: The month of Shevat important events: Tu B’Shevat and First Semester Report Cards”

Cleaning Ladies Aren’t Organizers

I’m an observer and a listener.  In public spaces, cyber or actual, I hear different people repeating the same conversations regarding their cleaning help.  Besides the comments of “not reliable” and “Does your cleaner speak English?” I’m privy to one additional comment when working with clients. The number one statement excitedly said  usually prefaced withContinue reading “Cleaning Ladies Aren’t Organizers”

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 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 IContinue reading “The Klutter Koach’s Daily Home Organizing Challenge”

Moving is Hard!

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 the near future.  I’m totally OK with needing to move.  What I am NOT OKContinue reading “Moving is Hard!”

De-cluttering Your Home and Your Life

September 2017 was the first September since 1993 I did not enter a classroom to teach. In Klutter Koach terms, I de-cluttered the teaching profession from my life.  I had been wanting to do this for years and after last school year “did me in” I “retired”. I am now happily working a job that doesn’tContinue reading “De-cluttering Your Home and Your Life”

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 upContinue reading “No Clutter=Easy Clean up”

The Aliyah Files #7: To Bring or Not to Bring, That is the Question

Apologies to William Shakespeare on the slight adaption of his famed quote.  To bring, or not to bring (belongings on aliyah) is the next big question after deciding where to live and when to move. This question repeats itself over and over on Yahoo and Facebook groups with everyone putting in their two-cents worth.  AsContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #7: To Bring or Not to Bring, That is the Question”

Second guessing and de-cluttering

I believe the majority of people are honest, decent, and tell the truth to others. But what about telling the truth to yourself?  Are you honest?  There’s that little voice inside that advises you. Sometimes it whispers, sometimes it yells.  Do you hear it?  Do you listen or ignore? How does little voice relate toContinue reading “Second guessing and de-cluttering”