I'd try and keep items as close as possible to where you actually use them with frequently used stuff at the front and on lower shelves. Less frequently used stuff can be put on top shelves or in less handy cupboards. So for example - keep every day mugs very close to the kettle and teabags but Grandmas china tea service or the posh wine glasses that you only use on special occasions could go in a box in a cupboard in the utility room. If you usually use the back door and it opens into the utility room or kitchen, then store the current coats and shoes etc there if possible. If you usually use the front door then store them in the hall or stairs cupboard.