For one of my church Young Women projects when I was in high school, I decided to make a resource file that I could use to prepare talks and lessons. I spent hours and hours copying talks and books and putting them in nice little hanging file folders, alphabetized by subject. Like this:
But it has never been used. Because right after I came up with my fabulous idea for a resource file, the internet became widely available. And it's much easier to google any of these topics than to flip through my file folders. So, today I decided it was time to say good-bye. I emptied it out. Sorted the talks into a "scratch paper" pile and a "recycle" pile. Saved about five talks out of sentimentality. And tried to figure out something useful to do with a now empty portable file folder.