Purim is over, so now we are allowed to mention the other P word - Passover, Pesach, whatever you call it, is less than four weeks away. No need to panic though - take it slow and steady. We will bring you advice and tips and tricks to get you through this preparation period.
When I start my cleaning - and let's be honest, most of us use Pesach Cleaning as an excuse for spring cleaning too - I start with the closets..... I have the kids go through their closets and drawers (us parents do the same) for clothes they no longer wear, things they no longer use. We make piles - clothing still in good shape to be passed to the younger child, clothing still in good shape to be given away, clothing in bad shape to be cut into rags and used for cleaning.
The questions I ask myself are: Have I used / worn this in the last year? If not, am I likely to use / wear it again soon? If I cannot honestly answer yes to either, out it goes.
I will be honest - we work year round to be clutter-free. With four kids the amount of stuff that can accumulate is ridiculous. It is so much easier to just take 5-10 minutes every day to organize the space around you, than to take hours the week before Pesach to panic clean. But sometimes it just doesn't happen and the closets must be tackled and taken in hand.
ACTION: Set your timer for 30 minutes and get to work on a closet. Reward yourself afterward with a hot cup of tea and some cookies.
DINNER TONIGHT: Chicken Thighs with Eggplant and Olives over Pasta- set it up in the slow cooker and then get to work on the closets!
Find some other tips here: Declutter your closet with a party.