Digital clutter is curable. Once your images are organized it easy to keep them organized. Use the S.O.S. method to combat digital clutter:
Now that the basics are in place take the next steps:
Deleting images is difficult. You may have 300 photos from a birthday party that you want to keep. Have you ever seen a video camera at a party that just records for hours? This results in very long video that will probably never be watched. However, if that video were edited to 5-minutes of the best moments then it would probably be watched.
If you took 300 images at a birthday party how likely are you to view all of those images? Probably not very likely. If you carefully selected the 20-30 best ones then you are much more likely to view them. Remember this when organizing your images. Strive for image quality rather than quantity. Periodically review past photos and delete the inferior ones. Images may seem fantasic when shot but they may become uninteresting after several months.
This article is a very high-level overview. A professional photo organizer can help get your clutter under control. One huge problem with digital clutter is the risk losing your images if something bad happens. Feel free to contact me for help with digital clutter.
Tony Cataldo, Professional Photo Organizer