I use plastic baskets from the dollar store to store tupperware lids to avoid the dreaded disorganization of having lids tossed into the cupboard. I stack the containers together according to size and store the lids separately. I have absolutely no problem with containers/lids falling out of the cupboard.
I store small packages of food like cook aid, powder soup mixes and seasonings in a plastic basket. I like the index card idea too.
When I need seasoning/spice refills, I buy the refills in the plastic packages. They are MUCH cheaper than buying the jars. I pour the seasonings from the packet into the jar. If I don't have a jar, keep all packaged seasonings together tightly sealed in a ziploc bag ensuring all air is squeezed out.
All small knives like paring are stored in a drawer with like size knives in a dollar store basket. This prevents them from moving about the drawer and cutting yourself. It also provides for easy access. I store peelers, grapefruit sectioner and other small sharp objects in the same basket.
I use a plastic dollar store basket to store scrubbies, rags, etc. for the sink that I store in the cupboard under the sink.
For cleaning the kitchen and anythign but wood, I mix 1/2 cup sudsy ammonia, 16 oz rubbing alcohol, couple squirts of Dawn and water in a large spray bottle. It cuts grease, disinfects and leaves no streaks. I also use it on my tile straight and mop with a clean, wet mop. Floors shine, no streaks, no residue.