I was a busy, working mom & wife. I didn't have time for organizing photos. Really? I was lucky if I got the laundry caught up! You just don't have the time or the inclination to do it. You'd find an envelope of newly developed photos and throw them in a drawer...later, perhaps days (maybe months...eek) you'd pull them out and move them to the box. Then when you actually want to take a look at them....you have to search willy-nilly all through the box, just to find that particular special photo you want to display!
A few years back, Dan & I bought this lovely 28-drawer cabinet at our favourite Antique place "Country Corner" outside of Simcoe. (Sorry..they don't seem to have a web page or I'd link to it because they are awesome!) It's 42"h x 18-1/2"w x 9"d and fits perfectly under our antique telephone.
The best part though, is that we're actually looking at the photos, instead of passing on going to drag out "the box" and if someone gives us a recent print-out of a photo, we have a drawer specifically for it now, instead of it being crammed into the junk drawer!
Here's to keeping the memories close!