I’ve put together a list of resources from blogs, facebook groups, etc. I am happy to add other interesting articles or recipes that are your go tos.
How to Clean for Pesach (Passover) in One Day (Out of the OrthoBox)
Passover Decluttering Challenge
A Halachik Guide to Cleaning and Kashering for Pesach (Beltway Vaad)
How to Shop for Passover on a Budget Part 1 from 2011 (Kosher on a Budget)
18 Foods That Don’t Require Special Kosher for Passover Certification (Kosher on a Budget)
OU Passover Guide
Kashrut.com Passover Guide
CRC Passover Guide
OK Passover Guide
Beth-Din Sephardic Guide
2016 Recommended Passover Product List For Sephardic Communities (JSOR)
9 Haggadahs That Will Make Your Passover Seder Perfect (Kveller)
Cocktails for each of the 10 plagues (Tablet)
The Pardes Companion to the Haggadah (Pardes)
Passover Party Ideas (Party Idea Pros)
Doily Placecards (Intimate Weddings)
4 Question Placecards (Almost Makes Perfect)
Jewish Placecards (Crafting Jewish Style)
10 Passover Freebies (Kosher on a Budget)
Passover for Kids-20 Great Tips for a Kid-Friendly Seder (Jewish Mom)
5 Kid Friendly Seder Ideas (Mazel Moments)
Passover for Kids
Charoset from Around the World (Beth El, Omaha)
Nut Free Charoset Recipes (Brith Shalom)
Tropical Charoset (Epicurious)
4 Simple Charoset Recipes (Chabad)
Rachel Willen’s Morrocan Mortar (Sephardic Charoset)
How to Survive All 8 Days of Passover (Epicurious)
Does your Passover Seder menu need a few new ideas? (Shari Rozansky)
My Family’s Meal Plan (Kosher on a Budget)
Passover Menu Plan 2013 (Kosher on a Budget)
Passover Meal Planning made Easy (Kosher on a Budget)
Passover Meal Plan 2016 (Kosher on a Budget)
Pesach Potato Gnocchi (Family Friends Food)
Spinach Potato Nest Bites (May I have that recipe?)
Gourmet Passover Cooking 2016
Gluten Free Meatballs & Zucchinni Noodles (Chabad)
Zucchini Mina (Jewish Food Hero)
Mini Potato Kuggles (Kveller)
Quinoa with Thai Flavors (New York Times)
Homemade Matzos (MyRecipes)
Potato & Mushroom Pie (All Recipes)
Grilled Different Color Frogs (The Homestead Survival)
Matzah, Mushroom, & Onion Kuggle (Delish)
Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake (Kalyn’s Kitchen)
25 Delicious Ways to use Matzah (BuzzFeed)
Cauliflower Mac N Cheese (Food Network) * Skip the mustard (or buy Kosher for Passover Mustard)
15 Modern Recipes for your Passover Seder (Real Simple)
7 Easy Passover Recipes (Parenting)
Easy Passover Recipes for Tots (Popsugar)
34 Healthy & Delicious Passover Recipes (Greatist)
Top Passover Recipes (Fine Cooking)
18 (Delicious!) Things To Do With Potatoes This Passover (Overtime Cook)
Passover & Passover-Friendly Recipes (Kosher Eye)
Pesach Kani Salad (Joy of Kosher)
Cauliflower Dishes that can be made for Passover
Cauliflower Tortillas (Paleo Leap)
Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Dear Crissy)
Cauliflower Pizza Bites (Damy Health) * Kosher for Passover, if you exclude some of the optional items
4 Ingredient Pancakes (Family Friends Food)
Grain-free Zucchini Bread (Couldn’t Be Pareve)
Eggvocado (The Traveling Spoon)
13 Breakfast Ideas (Diva Indoors)
Passover Breakfast Ideas (Kosher4Passover)
Joy of Kosher Passover Breakfast Ideas (Joy of Kosher)
Passover Chocolate Toffee Recipe (Oh Nuts)
Passover Pancakes – Nut Free (Food)
Passover Pancakes – Nut Free (Cara’s Cravings)
14 Craveable Desserts for Passover (Epicurious)
Passover Recipes in a Pinch (Lulu & Lattes)
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble (Epicurious)
Flourless Chocolate Cookies (Overtime Cook)
4 Passover Desserts better than the Bakery (Joy of Kosher)
Best Chocolate Cookies for Passover (NotderbyPie)
Passover Apple Cake (Shari Rozansky)
Frozen Lemon Meringue Pie (Joy of Kosher)
Salted Matza Crack (Brokeass Gourmet)
Chocolate Truffles (Keep it Sweet)
No-Bake Chocolate Matza Cake (Tori Avery)
Cheesecake Brownies (Kosher in the Kitch)
Chewy Gooey Flourless Chocolate Cookies (Recipe Girl)
Flourless Chocolate-Almond Torte (Zoe Bakes)
Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies (Lil Miss Cakes)
Passover (Pesach) Crafts that enhance the Seder
10 Playful Passover Crafts (iVillage)
Matzah Holder (Challah Crumbs)
Elijah and Miriam Kiddush Cups (Creative Cynchroncity)
15 DIY Seder Plates (Huffington Post)
Ancient Egyptian Collars (Art History Mom)
While I was transferring files last night, I noticed that I was nearing the end on of my room on the external card on my phone. Since cleaning off my card has been on my long to do list for a while, I figured it was about time to actually remove files. Some of the files are left over my three phones ago and are related to apps that wouldn’t run on my current phone. I used my extra card for apps because the phones had no room on them. I also realized how many files that I had viewed at some point were still on my phone and left lots of orphans.
I need to go through the downloads on all of our computers also.
I am still unpacking from our Passover Vacation away. For the most part we got almost everything unpacked and in the laundry room rather quickly. But I left my suitcase until the end to try to keep the clutter to the mess. While we were traveling we did a side trip to the outlets in Maryland and I was able to find a bunch of really great deals at the outlets for pieces to just expand my options with outfits. I work at a more corporate building and when I started working I was pregnant, so this is the first time I am not pregnant or breast feeding, so my wardrobe was definitely in a need of a little updating.
Most of the time I keep my closet separated into sections. My dresses and long skirts in one area, my suits in another, my skirts in another, my summer weight shirts in another, my sweaters in another, and then all my jackets and cardigans. Over the last month as I was hoping for warmer weather, I started keeping everything I had worn in one section of my closet. I was hoping to try not to wear anything from that side of the closet until I had tried to use more of my wardrobe. The other reason was so I could figure out what was just sitting in my closet and no longer being worn.
Tonight as I was unpacking I decided it was a perfect time to go through the closet. I went through all of the items I hadn’t worn and asked myself three questions:
1. Why didn’t I wear it? (was it too cold, too warm, or not appropriate for work)
2. Would I wear this item in a different situation? (Like a formal affair, etc.)
3. Do I have something to match it?
I made pies of clothing to go away into my drawers that are no longer filled with Maternity/Nursing clothing. And then piles to try to sell or donate.
There are a ton of places to sell clothing to, but the issue with most of them is that they only want items from the last year or so to try to sell. I can understand they want to stay with the trends and styles.
We have a lot of great resources in our Jewish community to donate clothing. This is usually my first choice if I have the time. We even have a Jewish Freebay group on Facebook that I can post everything I have and give it to other people in the community.
There are also so many resources of places that will come and pick up. In other communities we have lived in that were not so fortunate to have a Jewish Freebay, we have donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, NCJW, etc.
I wear a lot of different scarfs in my hair, so I found this great hanger and they take up a lot less room.
I wear a tank top under a lot of my clothing, so I found these great to hold tank tops and camisoles. It works much better than trying to get them to stay on regular hangers or being lost in a drawer.
For my husband, we bought these in the fall and they have been great.
We inherited them from our first house because the previous owner made one of the bedrooms into a walk-closet and so there were lots of storage items and organizational items that were left over. My favorite thing were these crystal clear shoe box size stackable drawers. I think I have seen them at the Container Store before.
Do you need some inspiration for closet organization?
I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately about pairing down wardrobes, but one of the ones I find most intriguing is Project 333. I’m not sure I can pair down to only 33 items. Could you?
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Today I am sharing something I started a couple months ago, that has helped organize us and keep up on at all the laundry that piles up with three kids. When the kids were in swim lessons, I also added bathing suits to be washed to the mix. It will definitely go back on the list at least one time a week this summer if not more.
When Shabbat ended earlier, I would get a head start on the week and run laundry, but now by the time Shabbat ends, it is too late to get anything done. If I do this, I just mark off the laundry I finished and work on the next set of laundry that has enough to merit a load of laundry. I use this more a guideline. It also helps me keep enough time between non-dryer runs, to let the clothing actually dry.
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Today, I tackled organizing our cards,
While we have put many of our “store cards” in Google Wallet, we have a most of them in a bin. I need to add to the todo list to register some of the cards, but that is a task for another day. I also got rid of bunch of cards that were no longer valid or that we had multiple copies of.
Store Credit Cards and Bank Cards
I didn’t realize how many credit cards I had multiple copies of because I had credit cards that had expired several years ago still around. Or several copies of the same credit card.
I organized the copies of our important documents and other documents so they would be together.
The one item that I did not get rid of was Health cards. We have so many old Health Cards, but I am hesitant to give them up. Partly because I feel like because billing sometimes takes so long, that I just got a bill in December for something that had happened in June on my previous Health Provider.