Step 1: Sign up for Dropbox and download the software to your computer.
Dropbox is a free cloud service that can sync with your computer and phone. The files are stored locally on your machine, but can be accessed through the web on any device. The reason that I adore Dropbox for photos is that you can upload photos from your phone at any time, which then sync to your dropbox folder automatically.
Step 2: Create a routine around uploading your photos.
At the beginning of the year I set up a Project Life folder in my Dropbox and created a folder for every week. I do my project from Monday - Sunday, so every Sunday I upload all the week's photos to the corresponding folder using the Dropbox app on my phone and then I can access them on my computer or iPad. It's especially nice now that I'm actually doing the majority of my photo editing on my iPad. No wires, no plugging in, and an automatic backup of your photos, as they're accessible online as well as on your computer. (I wouldn't recommend using this as your only backup, but it's nice as an extra safeguard!)
And that's it! Super easy and totally free! It works especially well for me, as I've transitioned to using my phone for basically all of my photo needs for now. Unfortunately it doesn't eliminate the need to plug in your camera on a weekly (or bi-weekly or monthly) basis, but that's what wi-fi SD cards are for, right? (Sidenote: if you struggle with getting your photos off your camera and haven't looked into the wi-fi enabled SD cards, it's SO worth it to get one or two. They're so cool!)
Hope this helps if you're one of those people who are looking for a better process for getting your photos off your devices and on the computer!