kids' pantry, with plastic dishes, napkins, and snacks - I've had an idea like this for a while. Keep a special cupboard with munchies that kids are allowed to graze on as they please. Keeping kid-safe dishes and cups is also a good idea.
LOVE this! Use a 15 dollar walmart bookshelf in closet for extra shoe or toy storage in your kids rooms. Get plastic totes from the dollar store and fill them with small toys like race cars, blocks, or crayons! Organization for cheap.