Is there one folder on your Google Drive that you don't want to touch? Let me guess, the "Shared with Me" folder? Yes, this folder is a nightmare for those people who like their files to make sense from an organizational standpoint. I feel the fear when I go in there. No way to organize them, afraid to delete them, curious as to WHY someone would share certain things with you...the list goes on and on.
Here is how you can best organize this folder.
Things you access regularly: There are documents someone has shared with you that you access almost daily (think, dismissal changes, lab schedules, testing schedules). You can click the box next to those and then choose "Add to My Drive", which has darkened along the top of the screen. It is now added to your Drive where you can place it into your nicely organized folders.
Things you never, ever look at: Delete them. But wait, does that delete it from the owner? Nope, it only deletes it from your Drive. The owner still has the original and you no longer have to skip over it in your list.
Google Classroom documents: One thing that has come up is that even though Google Classroom creates a nice folder in your Drive, it also puts all those shared documents in the Shared with Me folder. Yep, that right there causes the overwhelmed feeling to rush back! At this time, there is not much you can do to fix that. Some have said you can delete them from "Shared with Me", but there is the concern that it will delete it from the Classroom folder. Not 100% sure about this, but you could try it out. Ultimately, it will still belong to the student, who is the owner of the document.
Or just do what I do...avoid that folder unless you know someone JUST shared something with you! Lol!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom