I thought of a hanging basket, but there's no where to hang it for those items that store at room temperature in open air.
But a sort of solution has presented itself in the form of the new collanders I just received. I put the largest collander in the baking dish and the dry open air storage items in it. It gives me more room for those things and still catches any drip, should something begin to rot, unnoticed.
So, I will consider my kitchen prep done.
That leaves the bedroom and the living/dining room to go.