Once in a while, I like to do a purge of my downloaded files and things on my Desktop. What I kept finding, however, is that I was unsure about whether I needed certain files after even just a few weeks. This would lead to me putting them somewhere (hopefully) temporary labeled “delete_me” or something similar. Then, when I’d happen upon the folder later on, I still wasn’t quite sure about whether it was okay to delete the folder.
I used to have a
Delete This folder that I only emptied out when I remembered, and even then it was only useful if files were in there, instead of being scattered about.
This nice little hack uses OS X’s tags to delete files after a certain amount of time.