(I really must find another solution. Perhaps larger or more boxes?)
I decided to take the box marked "yellow/lights" and attempt to organize as suggested in crazy mom Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison's book Sunday Morning Quilts. The pile I started with:
Much neater. I also discovered that I have been mixing up Kona Snow and Kona White in my scraps. I will have to assess if I am compulsive enough to separate them. OK, so next question...what do I do with all these piles? It doesn't seem right to put them back into the scrap box by color. Should I start another system...2.5" strips (sub-organized by color or color saturation?), strings, snippets, etc., etc.
I know this is a much discussed topic so I plan to do a little on-line research. Any suggestions or recommendations by the viewing audience are welcome!