Guys And Dollies

How It Works

The easiest solution for Bloomington storage and shipping!

Guys and Dollies is proud to be the official storage and shipping service of the Indiana University Residence Hall Association (RHA) since 2008. By working directly with the residence hall directors and staff, we can make sure that all students are prepared, even during the buesiest times of the school year.

*Indiana University Residence Halls allow Guys and Dollies customers to stay in the residence halls an extra two hours on Saturday (until 12:00pm) while waiting for your appointment. Saturday morning is very busy and availability fills up quickly, so make sure to reserve your arrival window soon!

Why is our Indiana University storage and shipping service the easiest?

We think it's simple: try to provide students with as many free ammenities as possible. We have worked with thousands of Indiana University students and parents to create an easy moving experience. After hundreds of thousands free boxes, tape, and supply kits, Guys and Dollies knows how to provide you with the perfect tools for fast and painless storage and shipping! Students have a lot to worry about at the beginning and end of the school year, let us give you everything you're going to need!

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, many more...)
    ☑ Free cancellation or appointment changes

We keep parents informed!

Many students are busy studying for finals at the end of the year, and don't have time to worry about where to find storage in Bloomington. So, we have included features on our website for parents, allowing them to schedule appointments, request supply deliveries, and complete payments. Notification emails are sent to parents and students so that everyone stays informed about appointments and payments!

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

The details:

1. Reserve pick up arrival window

Appointments for Bloomington storage and shipping can be scheduled 24/7 at, or by email or phone during normal busines hours. We typically schedule 2-hour arrival windows, and availability usually begins at 10:00am-12:00pm, and ends as late as 8:00pm-10:00pm during move-out and move-in. Available arrival windows vary depending on your location. No payment or deposit is required during sign up or to reserve an appointment. We do not charge any cancellation or change fees more than 24 hours in advance of the beginning of your arrival window.

2. Pick up supplies or have them delivered

Customers living on-campus in Indiana University housing should check our supply delivery schedule to find out when we will be in your area. Our movers will be at most buildings 2-3 times each week during the Spring. Students may pick up supplies at any residence hall, if the delivery times work better somewhere else. Guys and Dollies is the easiest way to get free packing supplies for storage in Bloomington!

Customers living off campus can request a free supply delivery through the website, and have all of the supplies delivered directly to the front door. Once you fill out a form online, our Bloomington movers will give you a call the following week ( 2-3 days in the Spring) to schedule a more specific time to deliver your boxes and supply kit. Off-campus customers may also pick up supplies at the residence halls using the dorm delivery schedule. Drive your car to meet the truck, and you won't have to wait for your supply delivery.

Guys and Dollies offers a large list of free and premium supplies. We want Indiana University students to be as prepared as possible for move-out. By providing you with free supplies, you won't have to go to the store. With all supply kits, we recommend students take more than they think they need. You can return extra supplies to the movers at your pick up.

Our 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

After your supplies are delivered, you will have everything that you need to get packed. To make things easy, we accept almost everything into our Bloomington storage facility. You can just give the movers things like full plastic bins and suitcases, and you do not need to repack those items into boxes. Please make sure to have everything packed and labeled with your name prior to the beginning of your arrival window. Due to very tight schedules, movers typically need to move on to the next appointment and cannot wait for extra items to be packed. Removable labels and tags (with strings) are included for items that don't fit in boxes. For more infomration about packing, please click on our packing tips.

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

Movers may show up at any point in your reserved arrival window, not necessarily the beginning. For every pick up and delivery appointment, our movers will need someone to sign the invoice. If you can't be at the arrival window, you will be able to give us contact information for another contact like a roommate or neighbor. Even if multiple roommates are using the service, each roommate should have their own appointment unless all roommates have the same pick up and delivery location. No payment is needed until later, over the summer, and customers are provided with both paper and electronic invoices for their records.

4. Mail check or pay by credit card online

You must pay for all storage and shipping invoioces prior to scheduling a delivery appointment. You can make payments online, by phone, or through the mail. Guys and Dollies does NOT store credit card information for security reasons. Online credit card transactions are handled through PayPal. Invoices must be paid within 30 days after your invoice has been posted online or prior to the delivery. To avoid a 3.5% credit card processing fee, you can mail a check. Please see your invoice for more information.

5. Reserve delivery arrival window

You can schedule your delivery arrival window 24/7 online or by email or phone during normal business hours. We recommend scheduling appointments the same time as your roommates. The first roommate to arrive on campus can accept for all of the deliveries, so that your stuff is waiting for you when you get to campus!

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 we typically have more availability in August than in May because Indiana University move-in is longer than move-out. We can deliver to any location on or off-campus within Bloomington, and will bring items to each individual room if you know where you want it. Our movers will bring basic tools to reassemble anything that was disassembled during move-out.