Back up photos.
I've been working on this steadily this month. Now I'm out of blank DVD's. Tonight, I spent about two hours and removed 10GB of pictures off my computer. I have 61GB left in "My Pictures."
My computer says there's plenty of room on it (421GB of 581GB) but I notice is acting slower the more pictures I load. Also, it just worries me because currently I have 13,389 pictures on my computer. Some of those are images like printable scrapbook goodies I will be keeping on there but still, there's 13,000 images. At least 10,000 of that is photos and that's just wrong! I used to keep about 500 pictures on my computer. I don't know how it got out of hand.
I've burned my pictures to a DVD through mid-2013 so now I will buy more DVD's and finish 2013 and go ahead and do all of 2014. The time consuming part is culling through them and deleting all the duplicates and poor quality images. I've got to make myself do that more frequently because when you have to do photo triage on 10,000 photos, it's a daunting prospect!!
I know I should buy a backup hard drive. It's one of those things I need to buy but I never do. I think I saw one with 1 terabyte for $75 at Sam's which is hilariously cheap.
Here's some bad news...I just realized I missed a few pictures from 2012 as I was scrolling through. Ugh. Gotta go back and burn those! It's a slow process, peeps.
So how do you backup your photos and how many do you think you have on your computer now?