phase one was clearing out a lot of the crap..I worked one side at a time and installed new wire shelves in the "end" of the closet. Removing two 2 drawer file cabinets allowed for a new wire shelf unit to aid the "pantry" part. common used lightweight stuff was relocated to the hanger shelf, while some of my craft items were place above.
I have the file cabinets on craig's list and a big bag of stuff is heading to goodwill. Today four large boxes of paper waste got recycled. I think we are good here for a few more years.
Installing the shelves only took a couple of hours, for the 6 fixed and assembly of the free standing unit. The rest of the two days was going through box after box after box...and deciding what to keep what to toss...organizing and streamlining.
Check that line item off the resolution list