Storage Drives are not designed to last forever. I know that a CD will deteriorate inside of 10 years, a DVD perhaps a little longer.
A Thumb Drive may last substantially longer than either of those, but it too will eventually deteriorate.
Paper, properly stored, will last for years and years and years. I know from that because I've been researching County and District Records for going on 40 years.
Here in Texas, those records go back to before the Revolution in 1836. In the Original 13 Colonies, they go back to something like the 1500's.
Besides, Janice and Carolyn's records might (probably) contain original Deeds and other important title records.
Janice and Carolyn, if you want to keep it simple just stuff everything you have to date in a box, keep it in a dry storage area away from bugs and direct sunlight and start keeping thing organized from this point forward.
You can scan them if you want, but my vote remains to never destroy paper records.
Everyone enjoy their weekend. Hope you team wins!