What to do?

Just thinking about this project is overwhelming.  Where do I start?  There are so many questions related to how to organize my research that I just have no answer for.  Right now, all of my research is in Ancestry though I have thousands of pages of items that I found while researching at repositories that have not been uploaded.  I am hesitant to do that because it is a pain to have to download every doc individually from Ancestry when I want them.  I also have a problem with the high cost of Ancestry and think I do not want to incur this cost forever.  However, the ability to research is so easy with Ancestry, I am not sure I can live without it!  While Ancestry and Family Search (which is free) have a lot of the same docs, there have been a multitude of times that I have found docs on one and not the other.  So I think they are both equally important to use as tools.  Over time, more and more documents become available and it never ceases to amaze me that I can find more info on someone I thought to be finished with!  So for now, I will keep my Ancestry subscription and focus on getting my information into another vehicle for the future.