Op-guess you have very little faith in your BO's ability to choose nice folks as boarders? I board in a very private setting also, and at this point, there are 3 of us boarding there. There has never been an issue, new folks (few and far between) are welcomed, and nothing comes up missing. Guess I would rather trust folks and give them a chance before I think the worst. Who knows-maybe they are trying to get locks for all their stuff too since they don't know you either!
Keep your stuff picked up, put away, labeled, etc......most people are good.
I could never, ever survive taking all my stuff back and forth. First of all, I would need a box truck. Secondly, there would always be something at home I needed. Thirdly, it would kill my DH, since he is terrible allergic. To me, there has to be a better way. You should be able to leave a blanket at the barn for your horse-shoot-we have places to hang them on all of our stalls. Otherwise the BO would not have it to use when it is needed! After all, I am not always there.
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