Document digitization includes scanning, organizing, and archiving. Data backup and archiving is one of those pesky tasks that no one likes to do but it is critical to safeguarding your data. Just as you must change the oil in your car to protect your engine, you must backup and archive your data to protect it.
Digitizing takes time and patience but digitized photos and documents are easy to access and backup. Mountains of printed information can be condensed onto a memory card or thumb drive. Digital copies will not decay over time the way printed material can. The job can be done all at once or a little at a time. You will be amazed at how much you can complete with a minimal time investment. Start with the most critical documents first and work backwards from there.