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April 28, 2011

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Fourth update: Contest is closed! We’ll email the winners and comment on the winning entries by the beginning of next week.

Our friends at UniversityChic.com are updating their popular book, The College Girl’s Guide To Everything. Wanna win a copy of the newest version?  We’ll randomly select 5 respondents to win — just answer this question:

How are you moving your clothes and other belongings out of your place for summer? Multiple trips? U-Haul? Travel pod? Cargo plane?

Leave your comment below for a chance to win!

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Brittany L April 29, 2011 at 8:57 am

I actually live fairly close to my school (Spelman College) so I will be making multiple trips back in forth in my car to get all of my things home!

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Lori April 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Multiple trips and help from parents :)

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Alex May 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

Congrats, you were drawn as one of the five lucky winners! We”ll email you shortly with more details.

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Aly May 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

Since I live on the other side of the country from my parents, I will be putting my belongings in a storage unit. If I am lucky, one of the people at my work will let me borrow their pick-up truck.

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Sami May 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

Multiple trips and lots of storage containers. It only took two trips, though. We were able to fit a lot in the first trip, but then I had finals to worry about. After finals, we packed up the rest and headed home.

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Amanda May 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

I keep everything on hangers and my shoes in the closet organizers and put them in the trunk of my car. Works great and is easy to move!

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Alex May 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

Congrats, you were drawn as one of the five lucky winners! We”ll email you shortly with more details.

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Charlotte May 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

I go to school in North Carolina, but I'm from California, so me and 10 of my other out-of-state friends bought a storage unit together and the company we bought with actually sends a moving truck, so on move-out day I'll simply be loading my stuff in the van when it gets here and sending it off into the abyss!

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Brittany P. May 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

I also live close to school so I'll be shoving as much as I can in my car if I can't fit it all, I'll be coming back for the rest.:)

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Courtney May 2, 2011 at 10:38 am

I live close to my college, too, so I've been bringing stuff home a little at a time. Tomorrow, I'll be moving the last of it out of my room! Hello summer! :)

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Azmeh May 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I'm actually an international student so I'm leaving stuff at school and taking the essentials home! woohooo for being foreign :p

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Nicole May 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I'm trying to save money so, so I bought vacuum seal bags to pack all my clothes/towels/bedding so I can fit more in my car. Hopefully it works!

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Kia May 4, 2011 at 8:30 am

That's an awesome idea. I love vacuum sealed bags. Unfortunately they are kind of expensize and even the name brand ones seem to leak out air no matter what I do. I'm sure some clear masking tape will solve that problen if you come accross it. Anyway good luck.
-kia

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Kia May 4, 2011 at 8:45 am

I go to a two year commuter school. I'm only 18 and I'll be getting my associates in French langage and culture. I'm very excited that I don't have to move my belongings from a dorm to my home. I've saved a lot of money by doing this. However this summer (early june) my boyfrend and I will be getting an apartment together so I will have to sort through my massive ammounts of belongings. I plan on hosting a garage sale once the weather is nice and I'm done with fnals/have the time. But I'm a bit woried since I've never had a garage sale before. I'm also very sad to have to part with many of my beloved belongings but that is a sacrifice that I must make in order to be closer to the four year school that I am transfering to.

Anyway, I wish you all a wonderfull summer and good luck on your exams.
Love from minnesota :)

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Karina Nunez May 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

This summer i am definitely making one huge trip with about 3 cars/suv's just to bring my belongings home. This is my parents FAVORITE time of the year ! ;)

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Alex May 10, 2011 at 9:29 am

Congrats, you were drawn as one of the five lucky winners! We”ll email you shortly with more details.

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Angela May 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I'm lucky enough to be a commuter–no moving stress!

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Alexis Hodoyán May 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Same way I do it every quarter: Cram everything inside my beat up orange Chevy Aveo and drive home.

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Melinda S. May 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I did campus courses for 18mts, didn't really work out too well with gas prices, schedules etc… So I decided to take online courses which hopefully will work out until I earn my bachelors but when I move onto my masters I will return to campus. I'm not going to live on campus so everything will be tucked away neatly and safely at home.

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Zoe B May 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

My family purposely stops talking to be right after finals week. They say its because they don't want to break my concentration, but really I think it's just so they can avoid the bi-annual moving of everything I own. Multiple trips, it is.

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Mandi May 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Oh moving out the funnest time of year! I live a couple of hours away from my university so I will be packing my car and my parents car to get home!

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Kerry May 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Walmart rolling duffle bags. I don't have to lift anything just roll it away. $15.00 x 11 bags. Works for me!

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Meggy-Kate May 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm

The way we grew up doin it on the road: selling some, donating some, and gettin' new!

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Rebecca B May 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I live at home, so no moving clothes for me! However I do need to get some new work clothes and clean out my closet. The stuff I'm getting rid of will get donated, but that's the only moving any of my clothes will do.

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Gabbi May 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I'm from across the country, so I rent a storage locker with some friends for the snow gear and dorm decor. Then I ship boxes home and take things on the plane with me. It is a pain and a process, but I love college.

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Michelle Jeong May 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I'll move everything by car. I live pretty close to home so my mom would pick me up with the big car and just load everything in there!

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Nicole May 2, 2011 at 2:40 pm

My moveout is going to be strenuous. I have to move my stuff out of my room via u-haul to put in a storage space then have my parents come down in 2 weeks to move some of that stuff into the room I will be staying in over the summer then move it back to the storage space at the end of the summer. The icing on the cake? 2 weeks later the school year begins again and I clear out my storage space and move back into my room at school.

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Jinna W. May 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Since I don't live too far from campus, my parents and I will be making a few trips in our cars. Thank goodness for automobiles!

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Hannah D. May 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I go home once a week for work. Since halfway through the quarter, I've slowly been taking things home starting with winter clothes, books I don't need, board games, my plants (who don't like the salty air from the ocean anyway.) I'll bring my bike home dead week. When I leave the last week of school, I only want to do one trip with just my clothes from that week, the television, toiletries and foodstuffs.
Now the big question: WHERE am I going to put all this stuff as they get dropped off at home?!?

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Mary Riscarolli May 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I could definitely use a cargo plane! But it will take me multiples trip- have no idea how many though! :)

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Mikayla May 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I will get help from my parents and get my items in the car.

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Jami O'Leary May 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I'll hopefully be making it in one trip! I live about a half hour away from Rutgers University, so my parents will be dropping in with their truck to pick up the heavy duty pieces, including my egg chair and larger containers. Hopefully the rest fits in my little passat! :)

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Alex May 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

Congrats, you were drawn as one of the five lucky winners! We”ll email you shortly with more details.

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Danelle May 3, 2011 at 11:36 am

I'm blessed to still live at home when I go to college and have also a college close by me to commute.

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Christine Chen May 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I'm keeping them at a friend's house, and packing the rest home to take with me on the plane :)

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Jana May 3, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Luckily, I live in a furnished apartment with a refrigerator, bed, microwave, and the like, so I don't have to carry too much stuff back. I'm also a minimalist, meaning my room lacks a fancy wardrobe or variety of bedding, but it saves time for packing day. I pack all my stuff into my parents' SUV and journey through a 4-hour roadtrip back home. :)

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Lan Nguyen May 4, 2011 at 8:38 am

I hopefully make it in one trip with help from my boss. His truck is huge!

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Dana May 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

I'm a commuter, so I don't move stuff around, but if I'm staying on campus this summer, I'll probably use one car trip and go back and forth if I need something :)

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Alexandra May 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

Not everything will fit in my tiny cruiser! My parents are also coming up with their car to pack everything away!

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Michaela Amadasu May 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

I'll be using my guns, legs and my mom's van. Hopefully I can get my step-dad and plenty of friends to come down and pitch in!

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Betty C May 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

To bring my four suitcases of stuff back home from a semester in Paris, I sent one back with a friend who visited and I will be lugging the other three back myself from the taxi to the airport.

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Alex May 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

Congrats, you were drawn as one of the five lucky winners! We”ll email you shortly with more details.

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Alyssa Kyper May 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I live on the other side of the country than my university. Everything's going into storage.

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Erin P May 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Rent a car and stick it in a storage facility- I'm flying home!

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Urse E. Valles May 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I'm actually planning on taking only a few things with me. I'm thinking the most efficient method would be to rent out a moving truck to transfer the really heavy stuff for me.

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Jeanne M. May 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I live on the West Coast and go to school on the East Coast – so storage for me! Thankfully, boyfriend (though he does not know it yet) will be helping me pack and drive my things over to the facility. But its going to be a battle to choose what's going in the suitcase and what's going in the boxes. Triage!

Also, a tip for others using storage – you can probably get used cardboard boxes for free from your school cafeteria or mailroom. It'll save you the money and trouble of having to buy them. And of course, split storage costs with others if you can – my stuff is bunking with the stuff of three friends this summer. Just have to figure out how I'm going to stow away my bike with it all… :)

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Kimberly O. May 5, 2011 at 12:42 am

Well seeing as I'm studying in Australia this semester, I'll be lugging everything back with me via airplane.

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millicent May 5, 2011 at 8:15 am

Multiple Trips!.. Cheapest way and school is only a couple hours from home!

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Samantha Skelton May 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Multiple trips and help from parents :)

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Zarya July 9, 2011 at 12:59 am

That's way the bestest aneswr so far!

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