I'd like to hear from other families who've had kids graduate and move out, what did you do with ALL their "stuff?"
My son graduated in '08 and moved ALL his stuff back home after graduating - I can't tell you how many boxes got shipped back home via the airlines and Greyhound! He moved to NY in Oct. 08, not taking much at all with him since he didn't know where he'd be living and stayed with friends until he found a place. Now, hee's living in a room within an apt, fully furnished and hasn't taken much more from the house - no room in the room!
I have a daughter who will be graduating this year, 2010 and will be facing the same issues with her stuff. She has no intentions on moving back here, or to where I'll be moving to eventually.
So, my question is - how long do you keep all this "stuff" stored at your home - all the college books he just HAD to keep, all the childhood stuff, extra clothes, old video game systems he doesn't want to get rid of, etc. etc. Now, throw in to the mix, I'm planning on moving to another state - do I schlep all this stuff with me?
Thanks for any insight and how you've dealt with this in the short and long run.