Moving in and moving out!
Merry Christmas, everyone—merry Allston Christmas, that is. According to Boston Condo Blog, 79 percent of leases in the Greater Boston area expire on August 31 in preparation for a whole new series of tenants on September 1. This leaves the end of August in what locals have dubbed “Allston Christmas”—an unofficial annual event of old and forgotten furniture on the sides of the street.
Moving can be stressful, to say the least. Last year September 1 welcomed its new tenants with a torrential downpour and hours of truck-to-truck traffic. There’s hope, though. Beat the moving stress with this as your guide. I’ve faced many September firsts in Boston, and I’ll be your moving sherpa on the journey.