Load pictures into bright boxes (which are easy to spot), and buy some scrapbooks. (Stash decorative tape, photo corners, and labels nearby.) When you have a few minutes, stick a couple of photos into a book, jotting down the corresponding memories. Use broad themes, like “kids” or “parties,” so there’s no pressure for detailed sorting.
Where to buy: Gustav box (left), $13, organize.com. For similar photo storage boxes, $10 each, go to containerstore.com. Telescoping stand/card holder HomArt, $36, areohome.com. Tape, $34 for 10 rolls, happytape.com.