In preparation for the move, we are slowly downsizing. Last weekend, we had a hugely successful garage sale. One of our neighbors also had one on the same day so all of the signs that Scott made said "Garage Sales" which seemed to draw a lot more people than if it had been singular. Having been avid campers when our daughter was growing up, we had a ton of camping equipment to sell. Also sold a bunch of Christmas decorations and kitchen items that we no longer need and would certainly not have made the cut for our move. Tuesday night, we even had a guy stop by and ask if the 10 man tent was still available (it was!) and bought it. Our neighbor used to sell golf clubs for a living and had tons of unused clubs. That explains why our used, mismatched clubs did not sell :)
Beginning of the day:
One of the keys to success was pricing everything to sell. We had very few people even try to negotiate. A couple of times, we were asked things like "are these (very used) golf shoes really only $1?" In the end, we made more than $900 and the most expensive thing we sold was $30. It was an incredibly busy day and well worth it.
We plan to sell my Infiniti G35x and keep Scott's Toyota Tundra. It will make a lot more sense to have a pickup in the snow and ice than a luxury car. We are planning to come back out to California in the spring to sell the house since that is a better time to sell than over the holidays.
I am most likely going to leave work sometime before the end of this year and Scott just before we leave for South Dakota. After I leave, I will be working on getting rid of more of our stuff & going through the mountain of paperwork in our home office. We both spent more than 7 years working from home years ago and have more paper than should be allowed in a home.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and would like to buy a 2006 Infiniti G35x, let me know :)
Until next time,