Here's that cupboard I was talking about reorganising the other day:
The boxes in the top right hold my single-serve baggies of pasta and rice. The two random orange things above the tomato sauce are bags of lentils that didn't fit into my filing system.
The box in the bottom left is all the spices and dried herbs and the like, a little below eye level and all spaced out so I can see what's in there. If I can't see it, I tend to forget it - when I cleaned out the pantry I found three unopened packets of ground ginger. (I subsequently emptied two into the bathtub with some lemon peel and had a nice scented soak, and subsequent to that spent an hour combing the last of the ginger flakes out of my hair.)
The shop-brand Christmas pudding which isn't even a proper Christmas pudding on the top shelf is the only preparation I've made for Christmas, by the way.