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14 August 2006 @ 11:09 pm
Ok...this question is for those of you who live far away from campus.

I'm from the southernmost part of Alabama...and I'm trying to find a more efficient/cheap/easy way to get all of my stuff to Columbia than driving.

It's a twenty-two hour drive from here...and I'm not up for that...at all.

I was just wondering how you guys are handling that. :)
galalefey on August 15th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
If you're flying and your parents are coming with you, between the three of you, you can have 6 pieces of luggage and a carry-on each (and no one needs to know if your stuff is in, say, 5 of the six suitcases). Beyond that, I've already shipped some of my stuff to my brother's apartment in NYC (because, since I went to boarding school, I had a bunch of boxes of winter clothes that I knew I wouldn't need in Florida's summer), and I plan on buying more cumbersome objects (lamp, extra furniture, whatnot) after I've seen my room and am in New York.
That's what I'm doing, anyway.
Cindyragingpoptart on August 15th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated.

If both of my parents were flying up with me, I'd try to check all of my stuff...but only my dad is coming.

It's a good idea to buy some stuff when you get there, though...I hadn't even thought of that, since I have so much stuff from my last dorm room.

You've helped me out quite a lot. Thanks!

--- Cindy
band_dude on August 15th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)

Well that and getting 99% of my stuff when I'm there. If there's a Bed Bath and Beyond near you, you can go there and do what they call a "pack and ship" (or something like that) where you go in, they give you a scanner gun, and you run around the store scanning everything you need for your dorm. It's a lot like when people get married. Then, they'll pack it all up for you at the Broadway store and you just pick it up and pay, no lines, no hassle, ta-da!

I live in Texas and there is no way in hell I would make that drive. NO way at all.
shiiira on August 15th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Columbia also sends a few buses full of first-years to BBB during orientation.
Mermbluemiree on August 15th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
Also consider only taking what you need for a few weeks with you, and then having you parents ship the rest of it from home.
Morgangirlieso_groovy on August 16th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
yep, i'm flying, which will suck, but i'm making my parents take stuff in their luggage, and they'll be shipping more later.
Cindyragingpoptart on August 18th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
I don't think I've seen you around here before.

Hi. :)