4 Brilliant Kitchen Organizing Tips from Marie Kondo

Thanks to Marie Kondo, we have the courage to face our Tupperware drawer once and for all. We watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on repeat to bring you a roundup of her most brilliant kitchen organizing tricks of all time.

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Store Your Tools Vertically

Kondo believes that practically everything in your home should be stored vertically, from your clothes and your kitchen tools to your carrots (she confessed she stands them upright in a drink holder in her fridge). Why? Storing objects upright creates the illusion of extra space.

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Recycle Those Plastic Take-out Forks

Kondo is officially giving you permission to toss all of those extra napkins, forks and packets of soy sauce. (No, you will not bring them with you for a picnic in the park.) Also, toss all but one pair of tongs. Most people have way too many.

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Use The Same Brand Of Tupperware

Ahhh, the dreaded Tupperware drawer. Instead of piling in the odds and ends you’ve somehow accumulated, streamline by using the same brand of storage container. Stack all of the bottoms together and line up all of the lids vertically.

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Eliminate Labels Whenever Possible

There’s a reason your spice cabinet looks cluttered: All of the different colored labels create a lot of noise. Invest in small, uniform bottles to streamline.

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Heath Goldman

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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