What Makes Things Hard to Get Rid Of, According to the Gospel of KonMari

By now you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo and her method of getting rid of everything—and she really means everything—that doesn’t «spark joy.» But what about those things you just can’t let go of, no matter how they make you feel? You know, the piles of old photographs, stacks of unread books, and that ubiquitous single-use kitchen gadget you’re gonna use someday because it cost x amount of dollars. Wait… do you even know how you feel about these belongings? The WHY that makes them so difficult to part ways with?

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