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Passover is just around the corner! And while we’re technically only supposed to remove leavened bread (chametz) in preparation, this tends to be a good time to get in a good old spring cleaning as well.
If you find yourself wanting to majorly Kondo your house in advance of the holiday, the MazelTogether community has some excellent suggestions for local thrift shops to share your extra stuff. Prep for the holiday AND get in some tzedakah (charity) – a win-win! Get your kids involved by having them choosing a few things they’ll pass along to someone in need.
Unless you are choosing to make this a big spring break project, each family member should select one spot that they want to focus on. It could be the toy bin or their closets for the kids, mom could pick the kitchen and dad can have an eye to the garage. Choosing one spot to focus on helps your family not get too overwhelmed. Pull everything out and make three piles – keep, donate, trash. Is it broken, ripped, stained? Trash it. Do you have an emotional connection to it? Keep it! But maybe revisit it in six months and move it along if you haven’t thought about it since then. A great way to do this in your closet is by flipping the hangers to face the other way. When you wear something, flip the hanger around. In six months or a year, if there are things in your closet you haven’t touched, consider giving them away!
Once you have gone through your stuff, pick the place that works best for you to drop it off.
What does your Passover prep look like? Do you have favorite places in Denver to share the results of your cleaning, or places you like to pick up something special and new for the seder? Share with the community!
Want to meet local families and connect around the holiday? Reach out to a MazelTogether Community Organizer to find out more about how you can be a MazelMaker, and how we can help!