I know, you want to put everything away and out of sight ASAP. But really, taking a little more time as you put things away will make things SO MUCH easier next year, and for future years! Print this out now so it’s ready right after Pesach goes out.
Here is a list of lists that you can and should make after Passover–and put them somewhere you will remember them. On your computer, in a household management book, etc.
- Inventory (what do you have for Pesach?) I split mine into Milk, Meat, and Parve cookware/utensils, carryover food, Judaica (Seder plate, kos, afikomen bag, etc.), and then other things. If you already have this, just update!
- Wishlist: what you want for next year’s Pesach. Missing a cutting board, knife, or just want another pan? Write it down and shop throughout the year.
- What you used: As you shop, write how much of something you bought, and after Pesach, write how much you used. That way, you’ll know you need only 10 pounds of potatoes instead of 25, or need 7 dozen eggs instead of 5. How much grape juice/wine/matza/shmura matzah? All of this will help your future self.
- What worked, what didn’t: Did anything flop? Was anything a hit? These could be recipes or things you did. Did something make your day a ton easier? Note it for future years!
- Shailas you asked, traditions, etc – anything that is specific to your Pesach. This will jog your memory in the future.
- Keep the menus, shopping lists, and cleaning plan for next year–you can work off of it and it will make it less difficult.