Old hard files of documents and writings (particularly non-legal ones like medical documents and writings)
Decide which will be useful for current use and for future use.
Most likely not useful – discard.
More or most likely useful – archive by digitalizing (scan or take pictures – jpeg) – place a file name with key words that will facilitate search and retrieval.
Then choose one of the following options:
– store in computer with backup (USB or external hard drive) under proper folders.
– place in cloud (Net – WordPress.com; Google Sites; Scribd; Slideshare; Email boxes; Facebook; etc.) for additional backup and for easy retrieval when needed anywhere anytime outside the house. Decide which ones can be safely placed in the cloud.
(Note1: for less important ones – may just store in the cloud without archiving in computer)
(Note2: preferably have backup in the cloud, meaning at least 2 cloud storages such as Google Sites and WordPress.com; Slideshare and WordPress.com; Scribd and Google Sites; etc.)
(Note 3: decide which ones can be publicized in the Net or cloud – which ones should be kept private – and act accordingly.)