It feels sad throwing away belongings that were once cherished. Or trying to sell them on craigslist, and having strangers haggle with me. One guy haggled down the price of my chair from $30 to $25, then showed up $1 short and gave me $24 plus 17 cents in coins, with no semblance of shame. He is an Adobe employee.
Azer said this might be the top of a housing bubble. Maybe financially it is smarter to sell the townhouse. But I am very emotionally attached. I still think there is some chance I might live in it again, one day.
Throwing away once-beloved and now-obsolete items is sad. I am forcing myself to smile, using that psychology trick where smiling forces your body to release endorphins. It is actually working, surprisingly.