from Hakhel: By popular request, we provide our Checklist for Erev Pesach 5771--a bit in advance--so you don’t have to wait for *everything* until the last moment.
CHECKLIST FOR EREV PESACH 5771 [ ] Thanks to Hashem [ ] Shalom Bayis (throughout everything on list)
Simanim for the Seder: [ ] Charoses [ ] Zeroah [ ] Maror [ ] Roasted Baitzah [ ] Radishes or other Karpas [ ] Salt Water
[ ] Burning of the Chometz [ ] Haircut [ ] Cut nails [ ] Mikvah
[ ] Open wine and grape juice bottles [ ] Cut Paper Towels [ ] Open Tissues [ ] Open soda bottles (for those who do not do so on Yom Tov) [ ] Open diapers (for those who do not do so on Yom Tov) [ ] Open boxes and plastic bags
[ ] The right size Becher for every person
[ ] String or rubberbands around Chometz Doors—Mark as “Sold”
[ ] Clean Kittel [ ] Heseyba Pillow(s) at the seats [ ] Seder Candles for both days
[ ] 48 hour candle [ ] Everybody has Hagaddah that is right for them [ ] Knowing where everybody sits (Seating cards are beautiful)
[ ] Brush teeth thoroughly [ ] Make sure Chometz broom is available for Erev Pesach morning [ ] Pesach toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash [ ] Nothing left in the car [ ] Ensure that everything is Non-Shatnez
[ ] Call three people who would really appreciate it to wish them a Good Yom Tov:__________________,___________________, ___________________.
[ ] Remove all tags from new clothing and from cleaners [ ] Open Matzah boxes and check for Kefulos and Nefuchos [see http://star-k.org/kashrus/kk-passover-matzoh.htm] [ ] If appropriate, Matzah and/or Maror measured out and put into Ziploc bags in order to save *valuable* time at the Seder.
[ ] Empty (or throw out) vacuum cleaner bag. [ ] Eruv Chatzeiros. [ ] Close all lights in the refrigerator and freezer [ ] Set Shabbos clocks to go off very late on Seder night
[ ] Try to sleep in the afternoon [ ] Make sure you have a Pesachdik Blech [ ] If you have and use the “Sabbath” mode on your oven for Yom Tov (acceptable to your Posek), set it
[ ] Ask Rav any Shailos [ ] Make sure that you know (or have available) the Tenai of the Avnei Nezer
[ ] Commit (*bli neder*) not to get angry at the Seder [ ] Other: _________________________________