Having Trouble Letting Go?
So the item doesn’t spark joy but you are still having trouble letting go. Here is what Maria Kondo? Has to say on that subject:
When we really delve into the reason for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachments to the past or a fear for the future […] if you come across something that does not spark joy but that would just can’t bring yourself to throw away, stop a moment and ask yourself, ‘Am I having trouble getting rid of this because of an attachment to the past or because of a fear for the future?'
This will help you have a better understanding of your relationship to these kinds of things. It will help you become more self aware of WHY you keep what you keep.