I tend to pile papers in view and maybe have a filing cabinet.
I prefer to file things away out of site and definitely have a filing cabinet. If I do pile, I prefer it orderly and preferably out of site.
They often become a bit of a mausoleum.
I actively use my file cabinets when they’re set up nicely.
Hide them away. I usually remember where I’ve hidden something.
My piles cease to exist when I hide them away.