Never again misplace something in your kitchen — use chalkboard paint on your kitchen cupboard doors, as seen on The Selby, and you'll never forget where the Pyrex is (or in the case of my husband, where the Pyrex goes!).
When your cupboard doors are small chalkboards, you always have a place to keep a running grocery list or to-do list. You can move things around and always stay on top of the order.
I know what you're thinking though, that maybe this look, particularly in black, is too "urban hip" for your kitchen. It's still a great idea — consider painting just a couple of cupboard doors or using chalkboard paint in custom colors. It's also useful for the garage, the storage shed, or in the basement.
In a kids' space, this turns into a great way for kids to practice reading and writing and organizing their own cupboards and spaces.