Q: According to a new study- When it comes to THIS- Over 50% of Americans would be considered a “hoarder”…. What are they hoarding?
A: Digital Files— 52% of people are “Digital Hoarders”
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 . . .
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.
24% of people would be embarrassed if someone went through their digital stuff. Especially all the embarrassing pictures they never deleted.
On average, about 25% of your storage is devoted to old, unnecessary files.