I remember the day I helped Amber, my oldest daughter, move into her first college dorm. It was a lot of work and it was really hot. The university she attended at the time (Amber has since transferred from Georgia College to be closer to home) was fairly organized with students showing up at pre-determined times, signing in and moving their belongings into their suites. Moving is one of my least favorite things to do and I wish I had been able to enlist help. That would have made me one happy first-time college mom.
Now parents and their students have the choice of choosing Campus Bellhops, a student-run moving company available on more than 50 college campuses across America. This ingenious business was started by two Auburn University entrepreneurs and they’ve grown their business to employ more than 2,500 students.
Since 54 percent of moms relate the college moving experience to a root canal, sitting in traffic or visiting the Department of Motor Vehicle, I know I’m not alone in my college moving feelings. We college moms agree carrying heavy items – TVs, microwaves, dishes, storage bins and mini refrigerators – up multiple flights of stairs is akin to torture. And, in my experience, lugging those same items into and out of elevators is no walk through a rose garden either.
That is all the more reason to employ Campus Bellhops. The bellhops who are university students cover move-ins and –outs for houses, dorms, apartments and storage facilities. Not only does that take the pressure off of your back, it’ll take some pressure off of your pocket: The standard dorm move costs under $100. Once you have booked your move you’ll receive a confirmation email beforehand that includes the biographies of the two Bellhops.
I know you’re ready to get started. Visit CampusBellhops to book your move and use code PetulaWrites for 10 percent off your move. To keep in touch with the company, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. Their username on all platforms is CampusBellhops.
PS. Any opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by Campus Bellhops or other individuals. As a college mom, I would definitely employ this service.