Are you a digital hoarder? Chances are, you are, according to a new survey. The survey notes that 52% of Americans never delete anything from phones.
According to a OnePoll survey of 2,000 people commissioned by data storage company Western Digital, not only don’t people regularly delete files from their digital devices, 33% admitted they have phones stuffed with files and photos that are 10 years old.
Forty-one percent say they deliberately avoid deleting such material, mostly because they think they’ll need it some day.
According to the poll, 78% say they transfer older files to their brand-new devices — but just like moving that wagon wheel coffee table that nobody likes to a new home, 10% never get rid of those unneeded files.
What’s more, 24% say they’d be embarrassed if anyone went through their old digital devices and saw some of those old files.
Perhaps most telling, some 60% of those polled wished they could unclutter their digital life, but say they haven’t found the time to do it.