Organize Kitchen Komono

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
  • Cookware
  • Appliances


  • Dish-ware
  • Cutlery
  • Mats, Coasters, Towels, accessories etc.
  • Food Storage Containers


  • Dry goods/Canned
  • Snacks
  • Baking
  • 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