Getting Rid of Digital Baggage
Deleting something and starting fresh is something generally discouraged by social media and tech giants. It’s hard enough to throw away physical junk, but it’s even harder to throw away years of digital data that just sits around. If you can’t bear to delete it, then you should at the very least organize what you already have. During the organization process, you’ll find yourself deleting things naturally. Our minds automatically decide whether to keep or get rid of something. It’s human nature to do so. If you always find yourself trying to hang onto things that are useless, ask yourself why. The more you erase, the lighter you’ll feel. Your devices will thank you by being faster.
Digital baggage is still baggage. Old computers that you plan on getting rid of should have their hard drives removed, securely erased, and/or destroyed for ultimate peace of mind. Most information is stolen online however, so getting rid of your old digital files and online accounts should be a higher priority. Most online services make it somewhat easy for you to delete your profile. Google and Facebook on the other hand make a lot of money data mining your information. Making it hard to delete your account keeps the data in their control. If you need help, ask Wiperts today. Wiperts is familiar with cleaning up personal information online. Each website and service has a different way to be deleted. Some of them take weeks of back and forth between you and customer service before it’s actually done. You shouldn’t have to deal with this. Let Wiperts take care of the trouble for you.
If you have loads of physical documents, you’ll want to sort through those as well. There’s a lot of satisfaction that comes from cleaning. Properly shred files you don’t need anymore. Few fraudsters dig through the trash for information, but you be assured that there are criminals who are down in the dumps. You should teach your friends and family that sensitive documents are to be shredded before disposal. It’s just good housekeeping practices. If they complain, then they haven’t learned about identity fraud or experienced it. Throwing away shredded documents in the kitchen trash can is a good method to deter criminals. No one wants to look at documents drenched in rotten food. The documents will become unreadable due to a variety of factors such as moisture, liquids, and deterioration.
Technology is constrained by space just like everything else on this planet. If your phone or computer’s storage is 99% full, then it will be 100% slower. Think about it for a moment – try to move a cup of water that’s 99% full. It’s not easy moving it to your mouth to drink. Sure, you might be able to slowly move the cup and drink it, but it’s a lot faster to use a cup that’s 75% full. Technology is pretty much the same. Sure, it can get it done at 99% capacity, but it’s way faster when there’s wiggle room.
If you have loads of social media profiles, online accounts for various things under different usernames, then you have a lot of digital baggage that might come back to haunt you one day. Strongly consider subscribing to Wiperts to remove all this junk from your life. Not all photos are meant to be saved, and if you really wanted to save them, you would have already backed them up using one of the various free apps on your phone or computer.
How often do you even look at them anyway? More likely than not, you’ll look at an old photo and have zero recollection of what happened when the photo was taken. You’re probably like most people – thousands of unlooked at photos and videos that aren’t really all that important. Documents are the same. Most of them are useless and only in rare circumstances can be used. High quality photos and documents can easily be marked digitally or physically for saving, making it easier to organize. Keep the clutter out of your life physically and digitally.