Digital clutter piles up as quickly, but we tend to ignore it because it doesn’t appear to take up space. Unlike a stack of papers, a computer, phone, or tablet doesn’t grow larger as it fills up. Maybe it should! Nevertheless, it is wise to develop the habit of clearing out digital space. Excess digital content slows our system down, and can end up costing us money if we perpetually purchase additional cloud storage.
The good news is that deletion of photos can be done during small snippets of free time. You can easily tackle this task when you are sitting in the school pickup line, waiting to see a doctor, killing time at the airport, etc. If it helps, set a number of photos you will aim to clear each time. This way, once you’ve deleted the desired number, you can be done for the week.
If you make this part of your weekly routine, you can stay ahead of the pileup. If you have a large backlog, you may want to set aside an initial period to get started, and then use the weekly slot for maintenance.
How often do you delete photos?