Spent a few more hours pulling more stuff out, moving stuff around & straightening a bit. Might not look like much change but it's getting there!
Ran around all over looking for some kind of solution for paints. Wanted some cool looking metal mesh "spice rack" type thing but found this at Home Depot & hoping it will work, so far so good - at least the paints stand up!
So after two weeks of purging, here is where I'm at going into Week 9 of GOBI: