This will be my first year "making" Pesach. That means real cleaning, real cooking and real hosting. Wow, I am so excited at the opportunity to finally be doing my own Pesach instead of having to be a guest in my parents' home or my in-laws' home. At the same time, though I am so nervous. I always have the intention of getting things like this organized before the date. I want to have a peaceful yom tov. But at the same time I know that organization is seriously not my strong point and time management is especially not my strong point. I also realize that the very nature of Pesach is so hectic and time consuming and that having a lot of people will be all at once enjoyable and overwhelming.
So how will I get through the preparations of Pesach that loom before me without feeling like I'm ready to throw in the towel? How will I manage to enjoy my family, the yom tov and still get things done? How will I organize everything I need to buy, do, clean, cook, and then prepare? Not only will I be making Pesach, but I will also be hosting the Seders for our family.
I am so excited and to start that is a great thing! I just have to keep that exciting energy at the forefront of my mind while I am in the middle of all the heavy duty stuff and remember that even though we are bound to spend soooo much money, even with trying to save money, it will all be worth it, and it's gotta be in G-d's plan somewhere!
So here are a few things that I've made a list of. One list is the items I don't own yet that I need to buy ( not including food) and the other is a beginning list of things to remember to clean which I actually made from last year when we had to clean some stuff since we were living at my in-laws' when they made Pesach:
Stuff to Buy
Stuff to Clean
Please comment about what YOUR Pesach plans are and if you have any other tips or advice for a rookie Pesach maker! :)