When organizing your kitchen, it helps to treat your kitchen cabinets like prime real estate. In other words, it's all about location.
Keep the items you use the most, such as your every day dishes, on the lowest shelves of your top cabinets. Bulkier items like pots and bowls that you use a lot should occupy the front of your bottom cabinets. Items that you use really infrequently like a large platter you only use at Thanksgiving or the bread maker need to live in the highest cabinets. Another option for the infrequently used items is to store them in a hall closet or even in the attic. The things you use the most should be the easiest to get to on a daily basis.