Store things where you use them
Pots and pans are best kept near the range or cooktop; mixing bowls, near the countertop you use for food preparation; plates, glasses, and flatware, near the dishwasher or sink.
Group like items together
Store all bakeware in the same cupboard, all wooden spoons in the same ceramic crock, all spices in the same drawer.
Store your most frequently used items in the most accessible places
Keep things you use most often at eye level; store heavy items below waist level and infrequently used items on high shelves (keep a step stool within easy reach for such items) or in another area of the house.
Take an inventory of all utensils, cookware, and dishware annually. Get rid of unnecessary duplicates, items that are damaged beyond repair, or things no longer used.
Keep small kitchen items in containers, see-through bins if possible, with neat, easy-to-read labels.