How to organize kitchen komono & live your best life!
Why are my counters cluttered?
- No designated forever home for categories
- Less frequently used items left out
- Too many items to store
Marie Kondo’s Tidy Order
- Cooking Utensils
- Mats, Coasters, Towels, accessories etc.
- Food Storage Containers
- Dry goods/Canned
- Teas & Coffee
- Health foods
*If there are many items in a category, create a new subcategory*
How to Joy Check Kitchen Komono
- Step 1: Pile one subcategory at a time
- Step 2: Check expiration dates
- Step 3: Pick an item that sparks joy
- How often do you use this?
- Does this make your life easier?
- When did you buy this?
- Step 4: Place items in Keep, Donate, or Trash
- Step 5: Store items by category temporarily (final storage will be at the end)
- Step 6: Donate food/Toss expired foods in the trash
Tips to Organize Kitchen Komono
- Take a deep breath
- Begin the easiest subcategory to joy check
- Example: if you love baking, start with baking supplies or baking foods
- Store large items first
- Fill in the gaps with smaller items
- Let the design of your kitchen guide you
- Example: cups stored near “coffee station”
- Containers & Bins are your BEST FRIENDS! Try to contain each category together by placing everything in a bin. Take a step further and label!
What kitchen gadget give you joy?
“Keep things because you love them – not ‘just because'”
– The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo