By now, most of us have seen the hit Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” and if you haven’t, don’t worry! Here are some of Marie Kondo’s best tips for cleaning out your cluttered kitchen.
First, start with pulling everything you own in your kitchen and putting on the counters to see. I know this sounds crazy, but trust us, Marie Kondo knows what she’s doing. Look at all of the things you own. If you live in an apartment with one other person, why do you need 4 different sets of 6 plates? Or 4 of the same pan? Chances are, you’re not necessarily cooking for 24 people at once, so feel free to put the extra in a box to take to Goodwill.
When it comes to smaller utensils and kitchenware, Kondo recommends buying small boxes in order to separate and organize the items you have. You may already do this with your forks, knives and spoons, but why not do this for your spatulas and whisks? A larger item just needs a larger spot to go in!
Finally, we come around to the cabinets holding food, snacks and more. Some people are good about going through the cabinets and throwing out expired crackers and things. If that doesn’t sound like you, now’s the time!
Go through everything in your cabinets and throw out things that have expired or you won’t finish. We all have that bag of chips in the back of our cabinets that have been sitting there since the last Super Bowl, don’t worry. Once everything that doesn’t belong is thrown away, it’ll be easier to see what you have and enjoy, as well as organize things by shape, size or category, depending on your own preferences.
We hope this helps in “sparking joy,” and finding out what is really useful for you! Happy tidying!
To learn more about Marie Kondo's series, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," click here!