DO NOT THROW ANYTHING AWAY!!!! (Yes, I'm yelling...Sorry...Bad-$$$-Experiences thinking I could get replacement parts.)
Digital camera. It will be your memory when your 'quick resto' ends up going from weeks...To years...
Okay... A couple more:
Bag/Tag and have a dedicated storage 'spot' for all the junk that you've removed. And another dedicated spot for the new stuff you've bought, but haven't installed.
When you get pizz'd at the whole project, walk away for a week (or a month). Doing work when you're frustrated and mad, is going to result in more money being flushed down the AMC toilet.
Okay... One more (but I make no promises):
Try to limit the amount of alcohol you consume while working on the 'project'. For various reasons, including the increase in total cost of the resto....
Good Luck bro, post some pics, 'cause misery loves company.....
"In the end...It's all Hack."