The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
But when we really delve into the reasons reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future.
Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong. Therefore, storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out.
The fact that you posses a surplus of things that you can't bring yourself to discard doesn't mean you are taking good care of them. In fact, it is quite the opposite.