Further Secrets of Adulthood:
I remind myself of this, so that in my zeal to clear clutter, I don’t get rid of things that I do love; even if I never do use them, they aren’t necessarily useless. (Take this quiz to see if you suffer from clutter mentality.)
I write about this issue at some length in Happier at Home, in the chapter on “Possessions.”
Do you feel this distinction with your own possessions?