In my separation agreement, pretty much everything in our house is old, dating back through almost the beginning of our marriage.
So what we did was retain things we had pre-marriage; my musical instruments, his stereo. My filing cabinet and career stuff, and books; his books, etc.
Then we determined that I would retain pretty much all the furnishings in the house; and would purchase off Craigs List or other local classifieds/yard sales/thrift stores/pawn shops over the next summer the furnishings to set up his house/apartment furnishings.
Since he acquired most of his tools via pawn shops, he'd also be responsible to outfit me with sufficient/comparable tools that I can take care of my home.