There's a room in your house — or a closet, or a crawlspace, or maybe just a box under your bed — that's full of all the things you need to get rid of but can't bear to part with. But maybe it's your memories of the object that are holding you back, and not the object itself. A new study shows that if you take steps to immortalize a memory, you'll have an easier time getting rid of the stuff you kept for sentimental value. We aren't getting rid of our binky, though, so don't even ask.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas June 28, 2017
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