Here it is: The bottom of the baskets infesting that back bedroom.
I am so happy and grateful to be at the bottom of the issue! This particular basket was about half-full of socks, most of which were mismatched. A quick sort and the rest were tossed.
The room looks lopsided because of all the shelves on one side of the room, but at least the clutter is getting under control.
It feels soo good to see the floor again!
I am going to reduce my clothing to where it will fit in the unaffected half of the closet to eliminate the clothes hanging on that poor shelf. That will free the other half of the closet up whenever the workman gets here and finishes the work...
I was actually able to reach the bookshelf and place my books back where they belong, and arrange for my unused easel to go to my sister's house where it will be loved and used.
This does not eliminate the need to go through each individual box and reduce, but it does eliminate a lot of stress regardless.
I will post pictures of the tidied room tomorrow after I do some more work to it. I would like to be able to lay out the futon once again, whether I sleep on it or not....