I organize my kits by designer name then kit name. Many designers also sell elsewhere so it makes sense to keep them by designer instead of trying to remember which shop name I put them under. I don't put all of a designer's kits into a folder under the designer name as I like to be able to see at a glance which kits I have. The GDS collabs are arranged as GoDS --> Kit name and date of release so they all end up together. Many of the DDL mini's I put in a folder under GoDS. If a kit is retired, I will add 'retired' after the kit name. Many of my designers will retire kits but stay at a shop so I would be hesitant to mark a folder with designer name - retired. As I said - I really prefer to see all my kits at a glance - so I don't like to have to search through folders to see if I have that kit or not.
To help me - I made up a printed list of shops with their designers listed. If a designer quits, I will draw a line through their name to remind me they have moved on.
To make sure that a kit is current... especially for the challenges.... I will double check in the GoDS shop before using it for a challenge.
We each find whichever method works well for ourselves.
Last edited by Bright Eyes; 10-21-2012 at 10:08 PM.