Removing the USB from your P.C.
Does it really matter that I just pull it out or is it worth spending the extra minute or so to “remove it safely”?

For me personally, I always remove it safely, I personally have had data loss from recklessly just removing a USB stick out the P.C.
I started “updating” then “removing safely” all my USB sticks about a year ago when I first had data loss issues and since then Ive never had a problem again.
However, Ive never been quite sure that it really matters. Thanks to the article below, the answer is now available.

Does Safely Ejecting From a USB Port Actually Do Anything?