As a designer creates work, more and more "samples" start to stack up.
With digital projects maintaining a library of past projects is fairly easy. All it takes is a dedicated hard drive and a backup.
However, with physical projects the collection of samples can get rather large. I have begun contemplating burning a few piles of samples.
Do you keep physical samples? If so, how many samples of each project do you keep?
How long do you keep them? Do you keep all project samples or merely the ones you feel are "best"?
How do you store physical samples? Are you concerned about degradation over time? If so, how do you combat that?
I had considered a good photo shoot then maintaining the photos rather than the pieces. Is it imperative to have the actual physical piece so it can be held and felt?