Kon mari family hack

KonMari Method Family Hack

As a personal organizer, people always ask: “Have you read Marie Kondo’s book?” Of course I have. I’m a personal organizer. Which leads to: “What do you think about it?” The basic tenets of the KonMarie Method are as follows: Sort like items all at once by gathering them together Touch each object to see…

Passover Picnics

Someone posted about picnics in a Facebook group I belong to. The post was about feeling like she didn’t make good picnics compared to others. Of course, I had to chime in.  This year, we picnicked 5 different times in one week.  Over the course of the week, I learned a lot both how I can improve…

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…

mom cooking with her children

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…