I have a question for parents of dorm kids who live some distance away. What do y’all do with their stuff over the summers? I cannot see myself having to drive 900 miles each way to drop off, pick up etc with all her stuff every May and August.
Summers and Dorms, what do you do with the stuff?
That’s a long way - what about a storage unit you can rent by the month?
I was just wondering what others might do as she won’t have a car there. I know some campuses have services that drop off boxes, the kids load them, they pick up, store over the summer and then return on move in day.
I went to an out of state college and rented a storage unit that I split with a few other students
Following my UAH son’s freshman year, we rented a storage unit near campus. The last two years, he’s had a car, so he’s brought his things home. There are several storage places in Huntsville.
Our school provides storage for students who live more than 750 miles away. (I think that’s the cutoff! )
Others rent storage units and rely on friends with cars or zip cars to get it there.
Overall, a good case for minimizing what you bring!