Excuse the blurry picture...but here's what the floor looked like before. Shoes galore...flip flops, shoes that are too small, and a few mittens here and there.
Here's the top of the closet...not too bad. There's is an old jacket of Caleb's that had to come down and go into the donation pile.
I pulled out all shoes that were too small and put them in this box to be donated...much better.
Here's a glimpse all cleaned out, but before I vacuumed. In the spring I think I'll pull everything out again and paint the inside to get rid of all of the scuffs.
Shoes back in and in a more organized fashion.
Here's something that has been really helpful...my gloves, scarf, hat basket. It's a nice way to keep all of the pieces together. I decided to put it on the floor of the closet so that the kids can put their stuff away. It really works for our family.