I've interviewed everyone from freshmen to seniors, from students born halfway across the world to those who grew up with AU in their backyard and those who live on North side, South side and off campus to bring you the worst moving experiences AU students have experienced and let you know how you can avoid having similar experiences of your own.
1. Who needs a dresser anyway?
I interviewed an international student Hong Kong, a current sophomore who's decided to move off campus to live in the Berkshire apartments for her second year of school. At the end of her freshman year, her father flew down to DC to help her pack up and purchase furniture she would need for her apartment in the Berks in the fall. They decided to store the new furniture until she returned in July to move in.
when she flew back in July and went with her friend went to pick up all of her stuff from the storage unit, key items were nowhere to be found. Namely, her dresser and bed frame. When she inquired about the items with the manager, he said that she must be confused because no one else has touched the unit. Furthermore, the manager was not even willing to reimburse her for the lost items, forcing her to go buy brand new items.
Don't let this happen to you, store your belongings with Stoganize and ensure security. We'll make sure your items are safe while they're stored and if for some reason something does happen, we'll reimburse you up to $100 per item.
2. Donate a couch a receive free mildew!
My next interview came from a current senior who lived off campus his junior year but went home for the summer. he needed to store the furniture from his old apartment until he returned to DC and would be able to move the furniture into his new apartment. One item in specific was a nice leather couch that his parents had let him bring to school when he had initially moved off campus for his junior year.
He didn't think much about where he was storing his furniture. Based off a friend's input he decided to store in a local storage facility. He left in May and returned in August.
Unfortunately for him, his return WAS MET WITH what was once a nice leather couch, a ruined couch covered in mildew. See, this poor student didn't realize how important it can be for storage units to be climate controlled to ensure that there isn't too much moisture to allow bacteria and mold to grow. Store your items over the summer with Storganize ensure you don't lose valuable items. Storganize only STORES with climate controlled storage units to ensure your items are in the same condition as you left them.
3. The "best" way to make new friends
This final story comes from a current junior from New Jersey who found out the true meaning of "cat calling". The summer after her sophomore year she used the internet and found a local company to store her items while she was gone. She borrowed her friend's car and drove to the storage facility.
However, as she was moving her items from the car into the storage unit, she noticed people yelling over to her. She realized those voices were those of the facility workers, whistling and yelling to her. They were shouting sexually explicit phrases and comments at her the whole time she was transferring her items from her car to her unit.
Don't allow yourself to be disrespected and spoken to in a rude manner by those who are supposed to be helping you. Store with Storganize and you're guaranteed to have respectful, friendly workers helping you every step, from pick-up to drop-off.