As the title mentions 3 quick steps to start decluttering your photographs, here you go:
[ ] Start with your oldest photos first.
[ ] Break them down into smaller folders such as by event or date.
[ ] Schedule regular timed sessions to tackle them bit by bit.
Decluttering starts with easy steps, great intentions, and 1000s of photographs. Digital decluttering takes perseverance. Think about how much time you can regularly devote to organizing all of your photographs.
Make it a timed task several days each week. 1 Pomodoro? 2 Pomodoro each day? The Pomodero Technique of work sprints devised by Francesco Cirillo. Setting a timer for 25 minutes of work with 5 minutes of rest before jumping into another 25 minutes of work and so on is considered an amount of time to focus balanced with a considered amount of rest between sessions.
It took a lot of time to take all of these photographs, it will take a while to declutter the pile. Be patient with yourself, and be consistent. Climb back on the decluttering bandwagon if you fall of.
You can do this!