German KümmerkramStuff you need to take care of.

sich kümmern — taking care of something Kram — stuff Kümmerkram — all the little things you gotta do, especially things you didn’t choose yourself, but which got foisted on you by external parties. Like needing to file some paperwork, return something delivered by mistake, prepare something for somebody else’s party you’re not even attending. You don’t really want to do these things and you have no direct benefit, but if you don’t do them, something unpleasant will happen. *”I wonder what’s in this letter… Oh great, more Kümmerkram; they need me to fill out this 3 page form and bring it back in person.”*