In the past, I had thousands of files cluttered across multiple computers of which I had folders within folders with random names that didn’t match what was inside.
Today, I have a MacBook Pro and iMac.
Both of which have absolutely zero files other than the original stock files, cookies, cache, a few software programs, and the files I use in the moment.
The second I am done with a file, I toss it in the trash and then empty trash.
If I need to keep a file, I keep it inside of Google Drive where I can access it anywhere.
I’ve learned to do this religiously to keep myself on task and without clutter.
It’s simple, it’s straight forward, and it helps my mind stay clear.