Now, everything's in its place. Small packages of screws and bolts and wirenuts are sorted into their little parts drawers. Things are stuck on shelves and pushed back against walls. I can get close to the washer and dryer again. There is space to stage boxes for shipping, at last I can start clearing crap out through eBay. The boxes will make room for my Christmas tree. I now know where the staples are I'll need to hang the lights with.
Perhaps next month, I can finally close up the downstairs bathroom ceiling, part of which I cut out due to water damage over a year ago. :-) But I'm definitely not touching that before Christmas!