I have been so lucky to have met the lovely Kiley Eberhardt. She is the owner of Past To The Future. PTTF takes your hard copy photos and digitizes them. She will customize how you prefer to receive the digital form. PTTF doesn't send out your images to another company. They specify how you prefer your images to be uploaded. When agreeing to work with PTTF, you will receive a client sheet that allows you to specify family members, dates, special events, etc. so that your photos will be as chronological and detailed as possible. PTTF is the fine tooth comb that makes hoards of photo boxes streamlined and organized. Then, when you'd like to print, or even make a slide show for a special event, there's no need to dig around through thousands of pictures. Even if you don't live in So-Cal you can ship the photos to PTTF and they will be mailed back. The prices are beyond reasonable and that "to-do" will be off your list. I promise you PTTF works hard to make sure that your memories are saved, respected, and easy to access.
Now, I'm speaking as my role of General Organizer, once you finish this project you can bin the photos and store them out of your way!!