I would like to share with you my very best kitchen tip.
Before beginning any meal preparation, always fill the sink with hot, soapy water - yes, even if you have a dishwasher! You can rinse your hands off quickly, wash a bowl or utensil if you need it again, and put cooking equipment in to soak until clean-up time. I'm sure nobody ever thought of this except me. :)
Also, here is an organizing idea I use in my kitchen for my spices. I place them in alphbetical order in plastic trays (the kind that are usually used in drawers, but any will do).