"The summer after freshman year I got a job on campus so I was around when everyone was moving out. A lot of people plan poorly so they end up leaving a lot of things behind. That summer I saved 3 mini fridges from the dumpster and then sold them to incoming freshman the next year." — Submitted by Tara Mitchell, Facebook.
"Shopping on the university classified page at the end of the year to get cheap furniture from the people leaving town." — Submitted by Shelby Susnik, Facebook.
"Befriend people who work maintenance in the dorms (including students). A whole lot of stuff gets left behind at the end of the year (including prohibited items like coffeepots, hot plates, toasters), and that stuff all gets warehoused and thrown out. Ask nicely, and you can get just about all the small appliances you need for a kitchen for free." — Submitted by Leslie Bond, Facebook.