1. Don't get nostalgic about your teen years and attempt to Facebook that boy from high school that absolutley turned you knees to jelly when you saw him walk down the hall because maybe, just maybe now he has a bit of a potbelly and a receeding hairline and now you cannot get that image out of your head instead of the jelly knee image that you have had for 25 years. I loved that boy.
2. Don't go through boxes of old photos and find photos of you and your not-yet husband back when you were absoluely can't keep your hands off each other crazy about one another and you thought he was the sweetest cutest thing ev-uh, only to turn around and see him in his "I've been home for days" sweatpants, ratty "lucky" Razorback t-shirt, slippers and stick-up hair that hasn't been combed in days, because then you still have the moony-eyed love-struck cutie-pie image in your head but the actual "Holy Hell What Happened to Him" actuality staring you in the face. (Yea, I know, I'm no beauty queen around the house either.)
3. Do dig deep in your pile of stuff and start listng on etsy and donating the rest. You might be surprised to find some really good crap in there! Carp you forgot you had! Crap you never remember buying! Crap you've never seen. It's like hitting a really good yard sale. In your own house! For freeeeee!