With everything being digital photography now, you may not have AS big a pile because you are able to sort through your images and delete those that are less than perfect.
However, some of you may have NO piles at all because you don't print them regularly….are you one of those people? I absolutely have been known to procrastinate on the actual printing. In fact, I will share with you something that happened this week. I was slowly and selectively transferring files from my old computer to my new computer. However, the other day when I logged into my old computer, my profile wouldn't load! YIKES! I took it to Staples where I was told I had a virus (even though I had current virus protection) I paid the $70 for them to do a data retrieval but was called a few days later with the news that the files were corrupt and that NO DATA WAS RETRIEVED! I have recently started experimenting with cloud storage but I hadn't uploaded everything unfortunately.
Two lessons learned from this, I need to get better at printing my photos AND I need to practice regular data back-up. Visit Must Have Apps! for some great apps that allow you to upload your photos to your local printer and have them ready within an hour and Storing Your Photos in The Cloud for some resources for storing your documents externally.