Well, at least till the next time it needs a major clean out. :) These posts are mainly for me; so I can refer back as needed as to what worked and what didn't.
Half way there...before moving the hanging rods:
I love having the rods on the back wall of the closet. Work clothes, long items (dresses and robes), and jackets on the right. Casual tops hang on the top left, slacks and jeans hang on the bottom left.
These cubbies were moved from the back wall to side wall at front of the closet. I stacked them for vertical efficiency. I ordered some bins online so I can use them as a dresser and they look neater than having the contents on view. I still need to add labels so I can remember what is in each 'drawer.'
The jury is still out on the shoe cubbies. The openings are a little too small for a pair to slide in easily. If they don't go in easy, I'm likely to leave them on the floor in a jumble, so it will take some self-discipline to keep them put away properly.
Its top makes a nice location for my jewelry box. The hooks (top left) that were there when we bought the house make a good spot for necklaces to hang tangle free, and handy to see and grab. I also had Carey leave the rod in place on this side of the closet, specifically to hang damp 'delicates' till they are dry and can be put away...no more leaving them hanging above the dryer in the laundry room where a drop-in guest would see them on entering and exiting the house.
It feels so good to have the wardrobe culled of things I never wear. And I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to actually walk in to my walk-in closet. It doesn't feel like a scary dark tunnel anymore. :)