In 2015, Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” was everywhere. The author appeared on “The Today Show,” on the pages of The New York Times, and it would seem on the nightstand of every lifestyle blogger in America.

The international bestseller urges readers to re-evaluate their relationship with material things, tossing the items that don’t instantly spark joy. Inspired by Kondo’s approach to curating possessions and finding happiness in a tidy home, we’re applying it to one room particularly magnetic for clutter: the kitchen.

Clean out the spice cabinet

According to spice company McCormick, the shelf life for most ground spices, seasoning blends and marinades caps out at two years. If there’s a chance you have items lurking around your pantry for longer than that, toss them.

If the “best by” date is no longer visible on the labels, toss them.

Replacing spices is not a costly undertaking, and it will give you the chance to weed out those random dried spices you purchased for one recipe you found on Pinterest.

Clean out the spice cabinet

Toss the Tupperware

Much like the lost sock phenomenon in the laundry room, the mismatched leftover container issue is one that plagues us all. There should be a study on the psychological effects of mismatched Tupperware. Yes, you could spend a Sunday afternoon sorting through and finding bottom and lid matches, or you could toss all the marinara-stained Tupperware and start over with a new set. Chances are, you don’t have a practical need for as many containers as you already own.

Curate your cookbooks

Jenny Rosenstrach, the Westchester-based blogger and cookbook author behind the popular blog Dinner: A Love Story, is an unapologetic book lover and often features her favorite writers on the blog. In her most recent cookbook, “Dinner: A Love Story,” Rosentrach names her essential kitchen literature, which includes “How to Cook Everything” by Mark Bittman, and the classic, “The Silver Palate Cookbook” by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins.

Take a look at your own cookbook collection and keep only the ones that make you happy. Maybe you’ve mastered everything in Ina Garten’s first book and it’s time to pass it on to a friend or family member. Maybe you’ll never actually make one of Thomas Keller’s desserts but his cookbook makes a great coffee table show piece. And maybe you just find all your recipes online now and can use the space your books once occupied to showcase something new.

Curate your cookbooks