National Thank You Note Day

Tomorrow is National ‘Thank You Note’ Day.  I know it seems like thank you notes are out of fashion (and maybe they are),  but I feel they are still important for a number of reasons: Showing gratitude is important both for ourselves and to the person we are thanking. Thank you notes inform the giver…

Zero waste Passover fail…

Ever since I read Zero Waste Home about 5 years ago, my life has transformed. It helped spur me to start my personal organization business, (BalaganBeGone) and quit my job in graphic design. It also helped me reduce what I have and be more minimalist.  (I plan to write more about this is a future post.) Being…

Partners in crime, I mean organization

About a quarter of the way through my Pesach seder prep, and 21 hours to go… feels like progress. The kitchen was totally cleaned and made kosher for Pesach by last night and I have already started my cooking, for 19 people (and two babies).  All the shopping is complete. How did this happen you ask?  Well team work and organization.…

Calm before the storm?

Pesach is coming, my kids are on school vacation, I have some work, and there is cleaning, shopping, and cooking to be done. But I feel relaxed. We will have 20 people at our Pesach Seder, this seems like a lot of people, but is it?  In my quest to make my life less cluttered, I have…