Basic data organization and data description rules play an important role during the process of collecting and processing of the data. Although these processes may seem to be unnecessary and time consuming, you may benefit from them in long-term perspective.
It is important to plan the organization of your data with regard to:
your ability to read your own data both during and after the conclusion of your research - Think of your future self!
sharing of data within your research team
publication of data as part of an article
standalone publication of data (e.g., in a repository or a data journal)