The first step is to take out all of the items you have in your kitchen cabinets, place them out on the countertops or your kitchen table. I am talking about taking every single piece of kitchenware you have in your cabinets because you need to start sorting through what you really need, and what you do not need. After everything is out of the cabinets, start sorting. You may find you have seven different sauce pans or five different eight-inch frying pans. Think to yourself. Do you really need all five of those frying pans? Are you cooking omelets for a huge party or buffet? If the answer is, "no" then consider donating some of your duplicates to Goodwill. Do this for all of the kitchenware you have, so for the plates, bowls, silverware, tupperware containers, anything that you might just have a little too much of. Pack up the extras and donate them, get them out of your space! I promise you will not miss them if you have a lot of duplicates.
The next step to improve storage solutions is to add roll-outs, spice racks, and full extension drawers in your kitchen. If your kitchen is already been recently remodeled, you can still go back and add some of these add-ons that you think you may be missing. Full extension drawers are a great benefit because they allow you to reach all the way to the back of the cabinet and store as much pots and pans as you wish, with the ability to still reach them easily and not have an avalanche. A spice-rack is nice if you do a lot of cooking in the kitchen. Spice-racks can be placed in your upper or lower cabinets, which ever you prefer and it will help you organize your spices better. Spice-racks will help you stand your spices up right so you will be able to easily see what spices you have.
If you do not have a pantry in your kitchen you might want to consider adding one. They are not an expensive addition, and it creates a great deal of storage depending on the size you go with. Pantries come in all different sizes, usually in three inch increments so you might be able to tuck one in in a space that is not being used for anything else.
I am an "organization junkie" so storage solutions and organization are my thing. But if you have any simple tips and tricks to help with storage please share with us in the comments below, I'd love to hear what you have to share.