For the kitchen, try to store things where you use them. I know when I moved I had to rearrange the cabinets a few times to get it just right. I keep small appliances I use every day like the toaster and coffee maker on the counter. Small food grinders, blender and rice cooker are lower down because I don’t use them every day. I keep the pie plates high EXCEPT in the winter when I make a ton a pot pies for dinner. If you use your slow cooker often, keep it in an easy place to grab. Whatever you use the most (dishes and glasses) store at eye level.
Another thing I have found that makes things easier is see through containers. It has turned into quite a time saver especially for a family always experimenting making bread. And the kids can find treats easily. We have a lot of dried nut and fruit blends, and everyone is particular.
I do not have a skinny cupboard for platters and cutting boards. HOWEVER I have discovered that with some tension curtain rods I can create. It is AMAZING! So much easier to grab.
Think about decluttering your kitchen yearly. And look for items that are no longer in good shape. Wooden spoons do not cost that much so replace them when they start to look scary.