You can have an organized kitchen whether it is a dream kitchen, simple eat in or galley. It's just a matter of placing the items in convenient places and the correct size spaces. What is nice is that any kitchen can work for the cook of the house; it just takes some time to sit back and first evaluate your needs and wants along with the preferences of the cook.
First start with cleaning out those cabinets: go through it all, throw out what you no longer use and put like items in piles. Next, if you are lucky enough to have a pantry, clean that out too! Time to get rid of those expired items and cook up the food you have. One positive of this process is that you use up what you have and save some money not going to the market that week. We all have so much extra hidden in those cabinets that one time I worked with a client that had enough extra flour and sugar to make cookies for the next six months.
Once you have all grouped items put the items back logically by having your glasses next to the refrigerator. The plates should be in close proximity to not only the stove but the kitchen table as well. The condiments should always be above or in a cabinet next to the stove. The baking supplies are always more accessible when grouped together along with the mixer & cookie sheets / pans nearby. Consider keeping all plastic storage bags together so you will always know where to reach them. Tupperware should be kept in one location along with the matching lids in baskets if the space allows. Trust me; one item no kitchen should be without is a pot rack. My kitchen would not be complete without one. The rack is such a space saver for those stainless lids and wide variety of pot sizes available at your finger tips. It really frees up precious storage space no matter what size your kitchen. If you happen to have a larger kitchen equipped with a desk than make that work for you as well. Keep the kids extra school and art supplies in the overhead cabinets. It is a good place to store those extra checks, keys, vet records & so on as well.
So go get started cleaning out the cabinets and pantry it will make cooking a pleasure when you are not hunting for items or worse yet buying what you already have in your home. After starting with your kitchen, you may inspired to clean the rest of your home, and who knows you may be taking small steps to organizing your life! Good luck and happy organizing.