I had Bruce re-install the shelf last night and this afternoon I managed to get all our clothes back in! And most of our shoes, I have taken over the guest bedroom closet for the majority of my shoes and there is a mystery trash bag of Bruce's old sneakers that I think are hiding in the cedar closet . . . somewhere.
I just need to find some storage boxes for the rest of the hanging shelves so that I can get rid of the plastic drawers!