I like to think of putting memories in boxes, shoe boxes if you will, that are stacked as high and deep as needed in the dark closet.
The difficult and painful memories go in the boxes with the tight lids.
I’ve been known to use duct tape on some boxes as an added security measure.
The thing about boxes is that once they’re in the closet you can’t toss them out, they take up useful space and there is no spring cleaning… no taking them to Goodwill.
I know folks that try to damage the closet thinking that it will rid them of the boxes, but then that just tends to open another box.