How It Works:
Convenient - Affordable - Eco-Friendly

When you move out of your apartment or dorm, you probably have lots of stuff to pack up. Probably too much stuff, actually. And like most of us, you probably had to go to the hassle of finding a dumpster that wasn’t packed to the brim with similarly unwanted garbage.

MIMO gives you the opportunity to do good for the community while avoiding the trouble of carrying your stuff. All you have to do is sign up for the time that works best for you and wait for us to collect your donated items. We swing by, store the goods over the summer, and resell them at discounted prices to new students that need furniture, kitchenware, or other living supplies.

Our proceeds are never pocketed for our own benefit. We donate all proceeds to charities such as Connections for the Homeless, the Salvation Army, and the Evanston Ecology Center. Last year, MIMO raised $25,000 and saved six tons of items from landfills. If you want to benefit your community, save time during your move out, or save money during move in, be sure to check out MIMO this summer!


  • When can I schedule a pickup with MIMO?

     Select your school at the top-right corner of the page to see your school's schedule!

  • Where do the profits go?

     All profits are donated to a local charity and are chosen by each team in Spring.

  • What kinds of items does MIMO collect?

     In general, the items should be in reusable condition, without defects, missing parts, or stains.

  • Where can I buy furniture or household items?

     MIMO's online store is coming later in the summer. Our warehouse will also be open. Stay tuned!

  • How can I get involved?

     Fill out an interest form below!

Interested in starting MIMO at your school? Email us at, or fill out an interest form below!

Our Story

Established in 2012, Move In Move Out (MIMO) aims to provide a convenient and affordable solution for the needs of outbound and incoming college students across the nation. The idea behind the project began in the summer of 2012 when Steven came to America to get his MBA at Kellogg School of Management. When Steven first moved into his dorm room, he was "welcomed" by an unsightly pile of discarded items in the lobby, including microwaves, TVs, kitchenware, and clothing. The sight made him feel frustrated because many still-usable items were going to waste.

Inspired by what he saw on that day, Steven created MIMO to reduce campus waste by collecting leftover student items, and providing affordable goods to the community, all the while benefitting local charities!


Contact Us

Interested in expanding to your school or learning more about MIMO in general? Fill out the form on the left! We welcome any thoughts, comments or suggestions!