Here are a few tips the pros taught me! I had shoe boxes. I blamed the clutter on the small space and lack of room to spread out and I WAS SO WRONG. Its laughable.
Everything comes out of their boxes. So much space was being wasted in cardboard boxes half full - we were buying stuff we had doubles of already that we couldn't see and we wouldn't know when we ran out of something. When you can see everything you can better assess what you need.
Textures matter! I thought simple organization tools would be fine, but turns out they can be beautiful too. Shelf sections We now have a baking shelf, a breakfast shelf, a dinner shelf, and a canned foods shelf!