Marie Kondo's tips for organizing your kitchen

Story highlights

  • Creating a calm kitchen environment can help people to cut back on stress triggers like overeating
  • Keep countertops clear and toss food that is past its prime

Professional organizer Marie Kondo has seemingly taken over the world — or at least the closet of someone you know — in the past year. Her bestselling book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" is 213 compelling pages about, you guessed it, the art of tidying.

In Kondo's newest book, "Spark Joy," she breaks down her process of eliminating items that don't (you guessed it again) spark joy, and expertly organizing and storing ones that