Sample organization

I'm looking for some help with the organization of samples. I don't know what form this help should come in. My goal isn't to be able to print out a big list (so I'm not sure if software would help), but to more easily browse my samples from inside whatever program I'm using. Maybe what I really want is example categories / directory structures from folk who use samples more than I do. I bought a DVD burner a few weeks ago and since then I've been copying everything off old CD-Rs in the hopes of making a sample library I can intuitively use but so far it's just a big heap of junk and when I'm working on a song I just don't want to go in there because it's hell.

Anyhow, just curious if there's anybody out there who's already come up with solutions for this. Thanks!