What happened to my house?ME


We got married in 1991 and it is 21 years since we moved into our very own new home. At the time, we had no children and, amongst our friends, we were the only married couple.  Being ‘Frum’ was relatively new to our Jewish community. First we lived in a beautiful, large 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, flat in Berea but my husband did the Torah … Continue reading What happened to my house?ME

Sitting down to clean


This week I am tackling the cleaning of the lounge and dining room areas of the house. For most of the older South African homes, a small entrance hall leads from the front door into the lounge or dining room.  I would include this room in your cleaning schedule for the lounge and dining room. When looking at a cleaning schedule for your front rooms/entertainment … Continue reading Sitting down to clean

Cleaning up your schedule or scheduling your clean up!


A lot of the decluttering blogs that I have read give cleaning schedules for your house and they are all American. In this country a lot of us either have full time domestic, or part time domestic help, very few people have no help at all. My question is this; if you have help do you think your house is actually clean? I mean, how … Continue reading Cleaning up your schedule or scheduling your clean up!

The Konmari method of Cleaning your space.


As part of my mission to declutter, I read blogs about decluttering, downsizing, minimizing, purging and the lingo that goes with cleaning up the mess that has taken up residence in my home over the last 20 years. Now I am following (sort of) the 15 minute a day method. It is a very good method and is working well for me on the days … Continue reading The Konmari method of Cleaning your space.