March 8, 2010 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #1009349I. M. HereMember
bozo- You can cover your shelves with that material they use for tablecloths (I forget what it’s called, it’s shiny and comes in a roll.) Cut it out to measure your shelves once and use it year after year. Just make sure to label where each piece goes so you don’t have to start worrying about it the next year.March 9, 2010 2:01 am at 2:01 am #1009350philosopherMember
Hde, I agree with you. I used to resent all the cooking that I did for Yom Tov and especialy for Pesach and truth to tell I dreaded Pesach because of it. My feet were killing me from standing by the stove before Yom Tov and on Yom Tov for hours. Until I got smart and cut out a lot of stuff that took too long to prepare. I told my husband , if he wants the Pesach lukshen crepes-which takes a long time to cook fry all those leaves- he’ll have to do it himself.
Pesach is so much more than the food we eat and I wanted to enjoy it, not be stuck behind the stove.
Some people enjoy cooking and baking so I guess Yom Tov is a time for them to go all the way. There’s no reason to make it a pressure for the the rest of us though.March 9, 2010 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1009351Be HappyParticipant
clearheaded: See if you can buy an electric crepe maker.I got mine a few years ago. It was not expensive. I can make 6 crepes at a time (sitting down) in a matter of minutes!
The other short cut I use is to cook in foil containers. I use the extra heavy duty foil. I can cook 2 chickens in each container so I can cook chicken for YomTov – pack it away in the container (in the fridge or freezer)I can warm chicken in the container and then chuck the container when finished. I do the same for fish. It also eases fridge space. I definitely would not recommend it for year round as I know its not healthy but wow for Pesach it makes life in the kitchen so much easier!
Hatzlocho and have a great Yom Tov.March 9, 2010 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #1009352mybatMember
I also cook and chop sitting down on a stool, its so much easier.March 9, 2010 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #1009353Pashuteh YidMember
These women are all tzidkaniyos for working so hard with the cooking and cleaning. Of course the men help, but the women’s effort into each dish is unbelievable.March 10, 2010 3:36 am at 3:36 am #1009354philosopherMember
thank you estherh and mybat for your ideas. If anyone else can share some timesaving tips, I would appreciate that.March 19, 2010 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1009355d aMember
Keep your kids busy next week! Here’s an idea:
Take the lightbox that you check your lettuce with, and place a picture on top of it. Place a clean sheet of scrap paper (does that make sense?) and put it on top of the picture. Now turn on the lighbox (if you didn’t yet!) and trace the picture! Its alot of fun!!! You can use any picture! Start pulling books off the shelves! This can keep your kids entertained for a long time (until they get bored, of course!) Have fun drawing!!!March 24, 2011 1:44 am at 1:44 am #1009356kishke 4 shabbosMember
It’s time to open this thread again!April 3, 2011 6:08 am at 6:08 am #1009357am yisrael chaiParticipant
Does anyone have a good, stress-proofed, detailed organizing system?April 3, 2011 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #1009359am yisrael chaiParticipant
Hello, anyone home taking a break who could help???
Looking for a good, stress-proofed organizing system for Pesach cleaning, so that it could actually be an enjoyable enterprise!March 23, 2014 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1009360achosidParticipant
MAJOR BUMP!!March 23, 2014 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #1009361☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
If you’re stressed out by the thought of making Pesach, go to a hotel. One that provides only hand shmurah matzah.March 25, 2014 12:59 am at 12:59 am #1009362YW Moderator-29 👨💻Moderator
We clean everything we can, and cover everything we can’t. On some really difficult years (baby born after Purim) we just closed every cabinet and lived out of boxes. We sold all our furniture to pay for the hand matzos and sold the car to pay for the pesachdik food so our cleaning was really minimized.March 25, 2014 5:29 am at 5:29 am #1009363Little FroggieMember
Economize!!! While you’re at it, clean for the next year too!!March 26, 2014 1:46 am at 1:46 am #1009364👑RebYidd23Participant
How about cleaning for the next century?March 26, 2014 2:12 am at 2:12 am #1009365147Participant
This evening 1 year ago, was already 1st Seder nite.
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