Let’s Create a Master High Holiday To-Do List together

Posted on 23 August 2010

Let’s Create a Master High Holiday To-Do List together

I woke up this morning realizing that things are so much fun when you do them with a friend, such as dieting or exercise, and even organizing! I’ve been following and checking off the to-do’s on my Master To-Do List that is included in my Rosh Hashanah Perfectly Organized ebook and I realized that I would personally have more fun if I did it with someone else.

Then I thought of all of you! Wouldn’t it be fun to create a mass master to-do list right here on Jewish-life-organized.com or on Facebook by gathering up each of your to-do’s? Post them on either location and then I will compile the HUGE list into one MASTER list for you?

So, spread this word to as many people as you know so our “to-do” list can get as COMPREHENSIVE as possible, and don’t worry if the posts you share have already been contributed by someone else. It doesn’t matter, as I will remove the duplicate posts and then compile them into one huge list.

Let me know if you have any questions- this list writing will continue till about August 31st.

11 Responses to “Let’s Create a Master High Holiday To-Do List together”

  1. Eugenia says:

    Sounds like a great idea. I am eager to see that Master List. Thanks!

  2. Rie Brosco says:

    Before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I try to find a quiet space in my home and inside of me to reflect on the year that is passing and identify what it is I can do in the upcoming year to work towards tikkun olam.

    Once I have done that, I can feel more ready to deal with the list(s) of stuff do do knowing that I can retreat to my calm and centered place whenever I want or need.

  3. caroline says:

    Here are some of the things on my list.

    Plan menus
    Make shopping list
    Make a list of every item that must be prepared.
    do Eruv Tavshilin!
    Get out Machzorim and make sure everyone has
    Make sure children have enough clothes for 3 days of Yom Tov

    buy Yartzeit lights (for being able to light gas and candles from day to day)

    Find decorations
    Make sure we have enough string to hang them up with

  4. Rivka says:

    Have to make menus,invite guests/plan to go out for meals, do shopping I’m sure other things too but that’s all I can think of right now (reprinted from a facebook fan)

  5. Shira says:

    Call family members and friends to wish them a gut Yom Tov.
    Cut kids nails (not specific to RH but still needs to get done)
    Finish laundry and ironing (part of getting clothes act together).
    That’s not all I do, but it has already been mentioned.

  6. Nicole says:

    Plan menu.
    Organize family room and kitchen.
    Have children decorate.
    Board dogs.

  7. Micol says:

    thank yuo so much and also to Hanna and Shelley ad the other women from FlyingtrhuPesach list that refer us to your blog…
    more items:
    1. shopping fruit and veggie
    2. baby food
    3. place mats (kids can do)
    4. enough table clothes – and size of tables
    5. what fish exactly to buy?
    6. make menues for dinners including items that guests can be asked to bring
    7. plans for kids on chag eve…
    8. make sure we have some relaxing time on chag eve!!! a little rest or just lay down with a cup of coffee to gather the energies and get into the spirit of chag.

  8. Shirah says:

    clean refrigerator and freezer to make space for cook ahead stuff

  9. Lisa says:

    Do as much ahead of time as you can.
    Determine when things must be completed and work backwards to ensure you have enough time to complete what you need to do.
    Write everything down so you don’t lose track of items.
    Keep holiday-specific lists from year to year so you don’t have to recreate tasks and to-do’s each year.
    Hire help whenever you can, especially for cleaning.
    Cook as much as possible ahead of time.
    Choose holiday clothing for the family ahead of time. Then place it out of reach so it doesn’t get dirty. This reduces the pre-holiday laundry rush.
    Create a ‘Holiday’ section in your Recipes file and keep your favorite holiday recipes there. Add recipes as you find them.

  10. Rivka says:

    Tomorrow night I will send out a copy of our Master Lists- please make sure you are already subscribed via my newsletter to receive this *giveaway*. You can sign up on the homepage in the boxes to the right that ask for your name and email address.


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