Digital Spring Cleaning

This is still technically about me, so keeping on theme for the week. Hi, I’m SDWeasel, and I’m a digital hoarder.

There are a number of different aspects of this, really, but I just spent several hours sorting and cleaning up pictures and saved images on my phone. I find it’s a really weird experience, like living my life in fast forward or re-reading a familiar series. Yeah, I know where the story is going, but occasionally I find interesting bits that almost foreshadow what was to come. It also shuffled me to one side and got me lost in a Pratchett hole for a while.

I amazes me sometimes how often I take pictures to reference later. A product label, a screenshot of a game’s description, somebody’s CashApp info cause I was in a hurry, and lots of random documents like insurance cards. Since I don’t really police my images often, it was becoming quite crowded. I straight up trashed hundreds of pictures and organized the rest into a dozen different folders so that I could find them when I was looking for them. More or less.

I also discovered that some apps like to keep a copy of images and videos that I’ve posted or sent to others. This is in addition to the copy I used as a source, which seems strangely inefficient. For WordPress, I get it, the images must be hosted on their servers so they’re accessible. Those aren’t duplicated on my phone, though. For the messaging apps, I just don’t get it.

Either way, it needed doing and it got done. Well, mostly done. I figured if I didn’t stop and write I wouldn’t get around to it. According to the storage settings I now have 1.4G of images and 2.5G in the trash. Seems like a decent bit of cleanup to me.

We’ll keep it short today, I think.

Y’all take care. Consider spending a little time cleaning up if you’re a digital hoarder like me.


Hey, it’s Blaugust time! The goal is to simply promote and stimulate the blogging community by encouraging people of all skill levels and backgrounds to post. The official post can be found here and it’s never too late to start.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s