Better Homes and Gardens has an entire series on how to "Organize Your Pantry By Zones" which you can check out for more ideas. However, this idea is the only one I can fully commit to.
Personal idea as well if you're looking for a time-killer... Have your kids organize the ingredients into the bins for you and let them be helpful. As crazy as it sounds, I LOVED doing that kind of stuff when I was little and I think you may be surprised that yours may like it too!
Or just make the hubby do it as his contribution. ;)
Pick up bins just like these at your local Ikea, Target or Walmart store.