September 1 is coming! The big move date for the Greater Boston area can feel like a city-wide game of musical chairs with Bostonians rushing from their former apartment as a new group moves in. Where will you be when the music stops? Post on our housing forum to find a place and some cool people to live with.
I have made the Sept 1 move many times during my years here. It starts with purging all of my belongings, donating old clothes and books, and wondering where I got all this stuff? Then begins the box hunt, going around to local vendors and begging for old boxes of flimsy cardboard in random shapes and sizes. Then there’s the transportation. In college we had large blue bins on wheels, loaded them with our belongings and wheeled them across campus. I wheeled mine off campus and up Mission Hill, a great and tiresome effort.
Other years I crammed my car so full it was hard to see out the windows. And one lucky year my roommates and I banded together to rent a real moving truck! Of course it cost 10x the usual rate and we had to drive outside the city to pick it up. But we loaded in our stuff and with them help of many awesome friends, got moved!
If you are not moving on Sept 1, you are probably helping friends load boxes for some pizza and many thanks at the end. Or if you have a pickup truck (as few Bostonians do) you will find yourself with many hopeful friends in this coming season!
Then there’s the deals to be found mid-move. With so many people moving on the same day the yard sales and free items on the curb abound. Just make sure its up for grabs, before you haul off with someone’s TV!
A safer bet is to find yourself some new swag or post your unmovables on our classifieds forum to help your fellow man and get your old stuff to a good new home. My home is furnished almost entirely in gently used items, I never spend more than $50 and I have some incredible finds. Flat screen TV, microwave, furniture. You name it, someone has it and someone else needs it!
Before any moving can happen, we all need a place to go, and roommates! How to find perspective housemates in Boston can be a tricky situation. With friends finishing school, changing jobs, or getting married a good housemate is an important part of the Sept 1 equation. In the past I’ve join a number of church webboards, asked friends of friends of friends, and had the awkward “what are you looking for in a roommate?” conversations. I love living with people and have had many different housemates over the years, to me finding a good housemate is much more valuable than hardwood floors or spot near the T.
If you are searching for Christians in Greater Boston to split the rent, share the space, and be respectful housemates, then don’t waste another minute. Post on our housing forum and reach over 1800 Christians (and tell your friends of friends of friends…)
Amid all the joking, I know how important this is and hope UniteBoston will be a resource to serve Christians in Greater Boston by connecting them with their future housemates! I speak from personal experience. My roommate posted on the housing forum and one week later we have two fabulous new housemates! Time to turn the music on and start the big move!
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