90_percent_sure turned me on to the Freecycle group for the Twin Cities so that's another fine resource for passing on usable things that we no longer want.
After clearing out a bit of junk, I moved the shelving unit about two feet closer to the ramp, which freed up an amazing amount of space. My large step ladder (big enough to get onto my roof and too tall to stand up in my garage) now lies on the floor completely out of the way. (There are hooks waiting to be installed so that it can be stored on the wall off the ground, but that's further on down the Project.)
Tomorrow, I'm going to do a bit of looking around for a suit. I have a job interview on Wednesday but I don't know that I'll actually make a purchase by then. I hope to get all my measurements taken (and recorded) and to have a look at some different styles.