Well this might explain why your computer runs slow. Apparently digital hoarding has become a thing . . .
A new study found over half of us let all of our photos, songs, and other files pile up . . . to the point that we’ve never deleted a SINGLE FILE from any of our devices.
52% of Americans said they’ve never deleted a file. And 33% are holding onto stuff that’s more than 10 years old. Here are four more quick stats on our inability to let go of our digital junk . . .
1. The #1 reason we won’t delete files is we’re worried we might need them someday. Not wanting to let go of old “memories” is #2.
2. 78% of us have transferred old files to another device to avoid deleting them.
3. 24% of people would be embarrassed if someone went through their digital stuff. Especially all the embarrassing pictures they never deleted.
4. On average, about 25% of your storage is devoted to old, unnecessary files.