First thing after taking photos and importing them to a PC is to organise them in a way that allows finding them in the future
I use Lightroom to organise my photos (always shoot in RAW).
I have set LR to re-name files to yyyymmdd_filename and import to a folder named yyyymmdd into a folder named yyyy . So all photos are renamed to date shot, imported into a folder of the day and inside a folder of the year.
I have not mentioned of course that for special occasions, persons, travel, holidays etc I put the files in a folder named after the occasion or activity but still under the year .. i.e. activity/person_yyyymm