Taking a tidy up approach to kitchen cleaning will only result in rearranging clutter rather than organizing.
Act like you are moving when it comes to de-cluttering the kitchen. What would you take with you? Chances are you are only using 20% of your stuff on a regular basis. Try this approach with cookbooks: take just the ones that are tenderly worn from years of use. Ask yourself would it be worth it to pay someone to moves these cookbooks for you. Pack away, sell on eBay, or put in a garage sale those you do not need.
Uncluttered space makes the best impression. For an instant face-lift in your kitchen, clean off the front of the fridge. Put your favorite pictures, artwork, and missionary prayer cards in an album or on a bulletin board.
For pantry organization I suggest using canning jars. They are affordable and you can see what is inside easily. In no time you will have a clutter free kitchen with just a few quick kitchen clutter busters.