I recently organized a kitchen, where both husband and wife cooked, and use many spices, herbs, and grains in their meals. These items took up most of their pantry, which caused their “normal pantry food” items to be placed outside of the kitchen.
Are you familiar with the large over-the-door shoe holders? If your pantry is deep enough, try this method to hold those items! This will definitely clear up your shelf space to hold those other regularly used pantry items, so you do not have to leave your kitchen, to obtain.
You can also use this storage idea for your vitamins, and minerals, of you have many of these items as well.