Guys And Dollies

How It Works

Full-service West Lafayette storage and shipping, exclusively for students!

Why is our Purdue University storage and shipping service the easiest option?

After almost 20 years of distributing hundreds of thousands free boxes, tape, and supply kits, Guys and Dollies knows how to provide Purdue University students with a complete set of tools for fast and painless storage and shipping! You have a lot to worry about at the beginning and end of the school year, storage shouldn't be one of them!

For less than the cost of your textbooks, you'll get the entire summer of storage plus:
  • Free in-room pick up
  • Free in-room delivery
  • Free boxes (24x18x16, premium* double-walled)
  • Free supply kit (tape, packing paper, markers, labels, tags, poster tubes, more...)
  • Free cancellation or appointment changes (more than 24 hours in advance)
  *Actually premium! We are seriously proud of our super-high quality boxes!

We keep parents informed!

Guys and Dollies makes it easy for parents to be involved in the move-out process. Both students and parents can create accounts, schedule appointments, request supplies, and complete payments. Notification emails are sent to both parents and students so that everyone stays up-to-date about appointments and payments!

The Basics

These instructions are intended for summer storage. If you are interested in abroad storage or long-term storage please see those specific pages.

Spring (before you leave school)

  1. Create account
  2. Reserve pick up arrival window
  3. Get free supplies delivered
  4. Pack and label items

Summer (after you leave school)

  1. Pay storage or shipping invoice
  2. Reserve delivery arrival window

The Details

1. Create account (either student or parent)

Just click sign up and choose "student" or "parent" to create an account for summer storage or shipping. Once you have created an account, you will be able to reserve arrival windows, get free supplies, and look at billing information.

2. Reserve pick up arrival window (April/May schedule released around Feb. 15)

Appointments for West Lafayette storage and shipping can be scheduled 24/7 at, or by phone or email during busines hours. We typically offer 2-hour arrival windows, and on our busiest days around move-out and move-in, availability starts around 9:00am-11:00am, and ends as late as 6:00pm-8:00pm depending on your location. Arrival windows availability vary depending on your location, but please contact the office if you don't see something that works in your schedule. 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 before your arrival window, but please let us know as soon as possible if your plans change!

3. Get free supplies delivered (late March - mid April)

Customers living on-campus in Purdue University residence halls should check our supply delivery schedule to find out when we will be in your area. Our movers will be at most buildings 15-20 times during the Spring. Students may pick up supplies at any residence hall, if the delivery times work better at a different location. Guys and Dollies is the easiest way to get free packing supplies for storage in West Lafayette!

Customers living off campus can request a free supply delivery through the website, and have all of your free packing supplies delivered directly to you. Once you fill out a form online, our West Lafayette movers will give you a call the following week (4-5 days in the Spring) to schedule a more specific time to deliver your boxes and supplies. Off-campus customers may also pick up their boxes and supply kits at the residence halls by meeting our truck according dorm delivery schedule. If you drive your car to meet the truck, and you won't have to wait for your supply delivery.

Guys and Dollies offers a variety of free and premium supplies. We want Purdue University students to be as prepared as possible for move-out. Since we provide you with free supplies, you won't have to go to the store to buy anything. With all supply kits, we recommend students take an additional 3-4 boxes than they think they need. You can return extra supplies to the movers at your pick up arrival window.

Our FREE supply kits include:

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

4. Pack and label items (mostly before finals week!)

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 West Lafayette storage facility. So, you can give the movers things like full plastic bins and suitcases, and you don't need to put 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 during move-out and move-in, movers won't be able to wait for extra items to be packed during your arrival window. Removable labels and tags (with strings) are included for items that don't fit in boxes. Do not use tape on furniture! Plastic wrap is included in your supply kit as a non-adhesive solution to wrap furniture. 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. Movers will need a signature from the customer or a designated contact for each pick up and delivery appointment. If you can't be at the arrival window, you will be able to assign a designated contact like a roommate or neighbor. For better service, roommates should have separate accounts. No payment is required until about a month after your pick up appointment, and customers are provided with both paper and electronic invoices for their records.

5. Pay storage or shipping invoice (early summer)

You must pay for all storage and shipping invoioces prior to scheduling a delivery appointment. You can make payments online, by phone, or by check through the mail. Guys and Dollies does NOT store credit card information for security reasons, so you will have to enter your card information for each transaction. Online credit card transactions are handled by PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. 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, please mail a check. Please see your invoice for more information.

6. Reserve delivery arrival window (August schedule released around July 1)

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 and designating one person as the contact for all of the appointments. The first roommate to arrive on campus can accept 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 at that time. Guys and Dollies is typically available for appointments every day in the summer, but may remove availability for certain days if nobody signs up ahead of time. We typically have more availability in August than in May because Purdue University move-in is longer than move-out. We can deliver to any location on or off-campus within West Lafayette or Lafayette, 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, but will not mount or unmount items from walls.