The most effect system was to have Austin do the dismantling/demo while I hauled the debris to the giant dumpster parked in the back driveway. With them being solid, custom built cabinets, it was a little more work than just unscrewing them from the wall. After a minor hiccup unhooking the garbage disposal and a failed shut-off valve requiring a capping of the entire water line, we had everything knocked out and cleaned up shortly before midnight. Not a bad start!
The other project I worked on was organizing the temporary kitchen set-up downstairs. I have everything I think we'll use labeled in boxes/totes and things I don't think we'll need packed away in closets. It really helps to have a storage closet under the stairs with extra deep shelves to use as a pantry. We also managed to get the island downstairs intact with the silverware drawer and all the plastic storage containers. Even the fish has a new view in the basement!
I also have a large supply of random paper products to use while we don't have a dishwasher. You know when you buy plates/cups/napkins for a special event and have a few leftover so you stick them in a box? I had two crates of my own, plus I brought home four boxes of stuff from my mom's reverse garage sale back in May. I've got beverage napkins leftover from our wedding, a variety of birthday themes and pretty much every holiday covered.
Dishes can be washed in the utility sink by the washer/dryer. Hopefully the oven/stove can be temporarily hooked up sometime next week. It's a whole new mindset when you're restricted to a microwave and a grill! Overall, I'm happy with the set up.
Bonus: Below is a picture of the new door on what will be the new walk-in pantry.