This is something that personally drives me crazy.
You know what it is. It’s that broken something you keep meaning to fix. It’s that now meaningless plaque from an old job. And it’s the stuff from a relative’s estate that they treasured but you don’t.
As you launch your de-cluttering, start by tossing what burdens you and what no longer brings joy.
House Beautiful features a short list of that “unhappy” stuff and some décor changes that can lighten your spirit.