Might and Maybe are dangerous words to use in moving. Items given this designation fall into the blackhole of possibilities and good intentions. Putting it bluntly, most of these possibilities will NEVER happen. Think back to March 2020 when the … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #34 What To Bring on Aliyah: The categories of Might and Maybe
In celebration of Superbowl LIV here are 54 things you can easily declutter from your home. Continue reading Superbowl LIV and 54 Items you can Easily Declutter from your home
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 … Continue reading How to give your room a facelift without spending any money
DO YOU LOVE BOOKS? I do, plus I’m a self-proclaimed bookworm. As much as I love books I don’t own every book I’ve read nor have kept every book I’ve bought. Gasp! Is it sacrilegious to give away books? No, … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #28 How to downsize your book collection
👚👖 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 … Continue reading How to clear your closet and declutter clothing
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 … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #21 The Ultimate in Decluttering Part IV
Are you one of the multitudes who’ve hopped on the downsizing bandwagon and purged your closet keeping only what sparks joy? The Konmari craze of decluttering exploded worldwide with Netfix’s show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. If you have been … Continue reading I’ve Konmari’d My Clothes…Now What?
I had to say goodbye to Michael. Not my dad Michael but to Michael Kors. We had a great relationship. At least my feet did. With his shoes. I actually have to plead ignorance because I was oblivious to his … Continue reading I KonMari’d my MKs
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!
For those of you who just read The Ultimate in De-cluttering Part I, here is the sequel The Ultimate in De-cluttering Part II. I’m sending both on the same day so nobody needs to be waiting in suspense. Also, we’ve been rearranging our apartment to make better use of the space. My hope is to write about the adventure and to talk about what has transpired six years later in regards to our stuff. Flashback to the end of July 2010: So the lift came this week. We had our A, B, and C lists. A was ‘priority’, B was … Continue reading The Ultimate in De-cluttering Part II
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