This might seem obvious to some people, and not everyone will experience this problem. In fact most of my friends have no problems at all 'letting go' of things they don't use. Some of us, though (myself included) find it difficult. For example: until a couple of years ago I had two jewelry boxes, which might be fine, if I owned more than four pieces of jewelry, but I don't. They both sat, empty, through ten years and five moves before I figured out a way to let go. My jewelry box saga in a nutshell is this: I didn't love the jewelry boxes, I loved what the jewelry boxes represented. My desire to hang on to them had nothing whatsoever to do with pretty accessory storage. It was just one example of my emotional investment in my things. I cried when I took my car to the wreckers. I can't throw out anything with a face, I have to 're-house' it in the garden. I have keep-sake boxes and use words like 'let go of', 'un-own' or 're-house' instead of 'get rid of.' If you can relate, this process might help you attack the 'storage' cupboard.