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When we clean out the stuff, we're cleaning out ourselves.

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Visitor Comments: 20

(20) laura, April 6, 2009 5:17 PM

Very right!!!

i really agree with you, we are just passing through. Make space!!!!! thank you Lori

(19) Annie, April 3, 2009 11:23 AM

oh my gosh... keep it simple, silly! (k.i.s.s.)

are men not allowed to help out with the 'cleaning'? and the kids? around here they sure do! they have to! From any Pesach cleaning learning over the years, as from Lori's reassuring video, it is the physical manifestation of a spiritual cleansing, right? Not a 'spring cleaning'! let's not get carried away! Chametz and dirt are two different monsters, at this time of year LET'S get rid of the chametz, the dirt will keep waiting, loyally! leave it for another mad cleaning drive! Spring Cleaning may or may not have its roots in chametz cleaning, perhaps after centuries of slipping away from the joy of knowing what He really wants from us! and for us :) Forget Spring Cleaning... forget it!

(18) amy, April 2, 2009 8:42 PM

Annoyed by the cleaning

I have been cleaning and getting ready for Pesach for two weeks now and the thought occurred to me how crazy it is. My kids are getting ignored because I am busy cleaning, sorting, getting the dishes into the garage, putting the pesach dishes, and otherwise moving one kitchen out and replacing it with another, along with the usual loads of laundry and cooking etc. It is exhausting, annoying, and irritating, quite frankly and if I could afford to go to a Pesach hotel I would be there now. I love Pesach, but I find the entire cleaning process a huge irritation. Oh well.

(17) Anonymous, April 2, 2009 8:04 PM


Since we are preparing to sell our house and move to a condo, the Thinking about "downsizing" to move from a house to a condo means getting rid of "stuff" I have gotten attached to over 50 years! I am not materialistic, but was surprised, as I look around, how much I "love" my "stuff". Reframing it to imagine myself feeling lighter and freer with my lighter load of stuff is not a bad idea....thanks Lori.

(16) ST, April 2, 2009 10:10 AM

Not now!! Declutter for Shavuot, get rid of Chametz before Pesach!

Emphatically agree with #14. Pesach cleaning is stressful enough for working moms with large families. Don't add to the stress by imposing new commandments of "thou shalt spring clean" along with the original "thou shalt remove all leavened bread/products." For the superwomen who can do it all, kol hakavod. But for the rest of us, this just is adding needlessly to our stress and is totally not necessary for Pesach. Nice thoughts about introspection but at the wrong time.

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