I like this idea for frequently used items... Use a shallow basket to organize cooking oils and spices. Line the bottom of the basket with a metal cookie sheet to making cleaning up inevitable spills easier. Also would be great to put common baking ingredients on a tray and keep in the pantry so they can be pulled out and put away more easily :D
the newly uncluttered kitchen counter - ikea goodies
Clear the counter clutter. Organize with wall-mountable solutions. Consider blackboard by phone/calendar. Extend cabinet end with curved shelf or slots to hold note pads/pens. Over door shoe bags can be trimmed down to fit cabinet doors and hold small items together.
upright storage for shallow items