Sunday, August 14, 2011

Student Move Day, Madison, 2011

It seems like just yesterday I was packing up my boxes, crates, and laundry basket to move out of one and into another college apartment. But, based on the fact this year is my 20 year high school reunion, it's been some time since I participated in the Madison tradition. Apartments in the Isthmus area, a.k.a Student Ghetto, have year leases. The leases end on August 14th, and start on August 15th. That can making moving a challenge, and a result, hurried. The by-product? Lots and lots of furniture, household supplies, you name it, end up on the curb or in a dumpster. From this purge has grown the tradition of trolling the "waste" for "Hippie Christmas" or "Dumpster Diving". Thankfully times have improved since I was a student. Now there are designated donation sites, where unwanted yet usable items can be collected by the likes of St. Vincent de Paul and Goodwill.

So, if you are not a student, are you going to check out the curbside offerings?

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