Does everything in your kitchen spark joy? No? Well, you know what? Who cares! Your kitchen is an everyday workhorse filled with gadgets big and small that make your life easier (thank you, garlic press, for existing). Yes, you want it to be functional — and it can be annoying when your cabinets are overflowing or you have to walk halfway across the room to grab a knife mid-recipe — but even if your kitchen needs some organizing help, Marie Kondo doesn’t have a place here. Not now and not any of these upcoming weekends. It’s summer! Wouldn’t you rather hit the beach than spend the weekend upending your kitchen and waiting for your pineapple corer to spark joy?
But if your cabinets really are overflowing — and your pantry’s got a clutter problem — you’re going to need to address them. Here’s how to do it without wasting an entire summer Sunday.