Since we're both going to be starting over, we decided to have a few garage sales and to sell the jeep and to sell most of our fish tank stuff. Over the course of the past few weeks we've been doing that - and although it got off to a slow start, its ended up quite well.
We sold the jeep last weekend to a man (ironically) who lives in Denver. He drove out and essentially bought it on the spot.
We have sold the majority of our fish tanks, corals, live rock and fish. There are a few left - and hopefully the buyer who is interested will purchase our last tank this weekend.
In our garage sale, we sold clothes, furniture, dishes, etc. We held it on three saturdays, and really cleaned house. Its funny though, seeing everything out on little tables. You get a real feel for how much crap you accumulate - and how little of it all matters.
We spent so much of our time worrying about items - things - material things. things that we wanted and needed, things that looked cool or improved our status. But, as soon as it came down to us not being together anymore, so little of it actually mattered. Don't get me wrong, we still have plenty of crap, and the house is in chaos, but it felt sooooo good to purge.
And, all the extra cash certainly didn't hurt, either :)