Guys And Dollies

How It Works

The easiest solutions for storage and shipping!

At Guys and Dollies, we have worked with over 20,000 students and parents to create an easy moving experience. After delivering more than 100,000 free boxes, thousands of rolls of free tape, and countless free supply kits, you can bet that Guys and Dollies knows exactly how to provide you with all the tools for a fast and painless move-out!

Why is our service so easy?

It's simple, we try to provide you with as many free benefits as possible. We know students have a lot to worry about at the end of the school year, so let us help you prepare so that you can have a fast, organized move-out.

Our benefits include:
    ☑ Free in-room pick up
    ☑ Free in-room delivery
    ☑ Free boxes (24x18x16, 275lb test, high quality)
    ☑ Free supply kit (tape, packing paper, markers, labels, tags, poster tubes)
    ☑ Free cancellation or appointment changes

We keep parents informed!

Many students are busy preparing for finals at the end of the year, so we have created a system where parents can schedule appointments, request supply deliveries, and complete payments. Confirmation emails are sent to both parents and students so that everyone is kept in the loop!

The Basics

Once you create an account on our website, there are five basic steps:

    1. Reserve pick up arrival window
    2. Pick up boxes and supplies or have them delivered
    3. Pack your boxes and label your items
    4. Mail check or pay by credit card online
    5. Reserve delivery arrival window

More Details Than You Need:

1. Reserve pick up arrival window

Arrival windows can be scheduled 24/7 online, or during our business hours by phone or email. We provide 2-hour windows, and options typically begin at 10:00am-12:00pm, and end as late as 8:00pm-10:00pm during the busiest days of move-out and move-in week. Arrival windows vary based on location. No payment, deposit, or credit card information is required to reserve an arrival window. Guys and Dollies does not charge any cancellation or change fees if you let us know more than 24 hours ahead of time.

2. Pick up supplies or have them delivered

Boxes and supplies are distributed in two ways. For students living in residence halls, please check our supply delivery schedule to find out when we will be handing out boxes at your building. We will be at each dorm 2-3 times each week, and our movers can be found in front of the main building (unless otherwise specified on the schedule). Students may pick up supplies at any location. Students living off campus can request a supply delivery through the website, and have everything delivered free of charge. Once requested, the student will receive a call from our movers in the following week (typically within 2-3 days during the Spring) to schedule a convenient time to drop off supplies. Off-campus students may also use the dorm delivery schedule and meet up with a truck if they do not want to wait for supplies to be delivered.

Guys and Dollies offers a comprehensive list of free packing supplies. We want you to be as prepared as possible for move-out. By providing everyone with free supplies, we save you a trip to the store, and allow students to focus on things like finals. With all orders, we recommend students take more supplies than they need, and return extras back to us at the pick up appointment.

Our completely free supply kits include:

    ☑ Tape
    ☑ Packing Paper
    ☑ Markers
    ☑ Removable Labels
    ☑ Furniture Tags
    ☑ Plastic Wrap
    ☑ Dry Cleaning Bags
    ☑ Bags For Wires and Remotes
    ☑ Poster Tubes (as needed)
    ☑ Mattress Bags (as needed)
    ☑ Shipping Labels (as needed)
    ☑ Luggage Tags (as needed)

3. Pack your boxes and label your items

Now that you have all of the supplies, it shouldn’t be too hard to get organized for move out. We accept all items into storage, so you can just hand us items like full plastic bins and suitcases; there is no need to repack them into boxes. Movers will not wait for items to be packed during the arrival window (we have multiple appointments in each, so please make sure items all items are packed and labeled with the student's name prior to your appointment. Tags (with strings) and removable labels will be provided for furniture and other items that don't fit in boxes. Please see our packing tips for more information about packing.

That’s all you have to do before you leave campus!

Please note that our movers may show up at any point in your reserved arrival window, not necessarily the beginning. Guys and Dollies requires that someone is present at the pick up appointment. If you can't be at your appointment, you can designate another contact. Just sit back, relax, and let us do the lifting. No payment is needed until later, over the summer, and customers are provided with paper and electronic invoices for their records.

4. Mail check or pay by credit card online

Before scheduling a delivery, you will need to pay for your storage and shipping invoices. Payments can be made online or over the phone by credit card, or by check through the mail. For security reasons, Guys and Dollies uses PayPal to process credit cards, and does NOT store any credit card information on the website. Invoices are due 30 days after the pick up appointment or prior to the delivery (whichever is first). All credit card payments (website or phone) have a 2.9% processing fee, which can be avoided by mailing a check.

5. Reserve delivery arrival window

Scheduling a delivery arrival window is similar to our pick up process. Delivery arrival windows may not be scheduled until the invoices have been paid. If multiple customers are moving into the same location, we recommend scheduling appointments at the same time. That way, the first roommate to arrive on campus can sign for all of the deliveries, and you can have your stuff waiting for you when you arrive!

We typically release our August arrival windows in mid-June, and both parents and students will receive an email notification. Guys and Dollies is open every day in the summer, and can accomodate most schedules. We can deliver to any location on or off-campus, and will bring items to each individual rooms. Our movers will bring basic tools to reassemble anything that was disassembled during move-out.