We hang onto things for many reasons:
• for the memories they contain
• to make someone else happy (spouse, parent, in-law, child)
• an unconscious fear we won't have enough (scarcity mindset)
• we're busy already; it feels hard to declutter, so things pile up & we stress out more
• we tell ourselves that "one day" we'll fix it, read it, play it, fit into it – but we never do.