You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘Jewish Standard Time’ (JST for short) which means running ‘fashionably late’ for just about everything. Is this acceptable? Yes or no depending on the situation. After making aliyah you will encounter a few new TIME RELATED changes in the way things are done. Depending on your lifestyle, you may love these changes or they may drive you batty. WEEKEND. Typically, in the Western mindset we have a WEEKEND which is Saturday and Sunday. Once arriving to Israel there will be a bit of a shift. Friday is often a half-day of work and school. On … Continue reading The Olim Files #22 Time is Relative
I love when a home radiates the personality of the homemaker. Whether a color scheme, the decor or that je ne sais quoi, everyone’s home is unique. Millions of dollars can be spent on decorating or minimal dollars can be spent … Continue reading Frugal and Eco-Friendly Decorating
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 a car. THEN: My main income came from teaching Spanish to English speakers and after aliyah my main income came from teaching English to Hebrew speakers. NOW: I am a business owner of THE KLUTTER KOACH offering home organizing, de-cluttering, downsizing and moving services to Bet … Continue reading The Olim Files #21 The Ultimate in De-cluttering Part IV
Once upon a time there were only sports coaches. Nowadays there are sports coaches health coaches, life coaches, business coaches and more. Since I’m a master at organizing, I became a CLUTTER COACH (spelled Klutter Koach, K for Karen). I … Continue reading Are you OVERWHELMED by clutter?
Have you ever been to a clothing swap? If you aren’t familiar with the concept I will borrow Wikipedia’s definition: “A clothing swap is a type of swapmeet wherein participants exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they will use. Clothing swaps are considered not only a … Continue reading How to Avoid Clutter from a Clothing Swap
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
Warning! Warehouse club mentality is hazardous to your aliyah. Let me explain what this means. It means don’t buy in bulk or x-large quantities ever again. THERE IS VERY LITTLE STORAGE SPACE IN ISRAEL. I REPEAT: THERE IS VERY LITTLE … Continue reading The Olim Files #17: Ditch the Warehouse Club Mentality