When you want to combine categories
Starting next month I want to combine some categories to get rid of some unnecessary granularity. For the context, I have the following three categories: house supplies, hygiene and cosmetics; I want to combine all three of them into one Non-foods category.
So I've done this in the past - I've deleted the category, chose to reassign all the expenses and move the budgeted amounts in the past months (at least the last time I did it all of the budgeted money went back to TBB). Easy, right?
But I am not really sure if that's what I want to do, or I just want to hide all the old categories and create a new one with clean slate. I feel like I won't need the past granularity ever, but the perfectionist in me tells me that deleting information is a bad thing. On the other hand hiding categories feels like putting something away, promising yourself you'll use it only to find it 20 years later and be surprised.
I got myself into option paralysis with just two choices, woo-hoo.
Which should I do?