THURSDAY 4/20 THRU THURSDAY 4/27, 2:00-6:00 p.m. (CLOSED SUNDAY)


Storage, shipping, and supplies are all available at our dorm stations. 

Packing supplies and all our services are available in these dorms every afternoon of finals week. Therefore we don't offer in-room pick-ups or deliveries in these dorms during this peak week.



John's Pack and Ship has been serving Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan for two decades.

 As Michigan alumni, John & Michelle Kazanjian know first-hand the needs particular to Ann Arbor's campus.

And as parents of five daughters who have attended six out-of-state schools (so far), they also understand the stress of moving kids long-distance.

We often say, “We wish WE could call US.”

We’ve got three kids in U of M this year, and it would be impossible to handle without John’s!
— Customer 2016: twin freshmen and a senior

Contracted by UM

The UM continues to choose JPS. We maintain strong, positive relationships with the housing department; they call on us to help students not only at move-out and move-in but whenever they face unexpected challenges.


JPS is located just a short distance from the University of Michigan. At move-out, we’re working on campus all day. During finals week, we also set up stations in selected dorms, serving students right in their own lobbies. 


We sell the best boxes, specially made for us. We professionally pack large/fragile/awkward items for safe handling. We even offer a premium packing service, John's Moms, to help students pack up their rooms


When we need extra help during our busy seasons, we reach out to family and friends and only hire people we know. You can trust our team to be courteous, honest, and willing to go the extra mile. 


JPS is a family business. We work side-by-side with our team. Most important, when issues arise, we are on the ground in Ann Arbor, accessible and attentive to the needs of students and families. 


JPS is an Ann Arbor concern, started by UM alumns: we are not a chain. We listen to our customers' ideas and take their feedback very seriously, as we strive constantly to improve our performance. 

Who says you can't do it all? When it's time for a change of scenery, we provide a complete range of services so you can concentrate on what matters to you



We sell boxes in three sizes, tape, tape guns, bubble wrap, and markers. Delivery within one business day is free.


We store boxes, containers, furniture, refrigerators, TVs, bikes, artwork, cars … you name it, we can store it.


We are a Top 100 UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet. Most deliveries arrive within 3 or 4 business days. 


We can pack your fragile or awkward items like electronics and musical instruments. We can also send someone to help you pack your entire room. You choose.                                                  

Intra-Campus Moves

We can send two strong guys and a van to move students from one campus residence immediately to another. Just not during peak of move-out season 4/21-28.    


JPS is the only storage service that takes dirty clothing and bedding and returns it clean. We offer student laundry services year-round.                                                                                                                           


"I want to use you guys.

So …

how does it work?"

John's Moms Packing Service (and more)

Skip John–talk to a Mom who gets it!

Can you just go over there and yell at him?
— New York Mom, 2016

We started this service a few years ago in response to many requests from moms across the country. In essence, they were asking, "Can you be ME?"

So we recruited moms with college-age kids of their own who were kind, trustworthy, efficient, smart, hard-working … and patient. These moms work alongside students to help them sort, purge, and pack their belongings for shipping and/or storage.

The moms also work with parents, staying in touch from the time the order is placed until the time the job is completed. 

Some students also like to order up a mom to meet them when they arrive in Ann Arbor for a new term, to help them unpack, settle in and set up their spaces.

The service is billed at $300 for the first two hours starting when she arrives in your room.  After the first two hours, we charge $150/hr thereafter in quarter-hour increments. Once you order this service you have until the end of the business day to cancel for a full refund. You will incur a $125 cancellation fee if you cancel after that.

Pick-up is included in the service, so you do not have to pay for one the day the mom is there. Packing materials are not included. So please order these for advance delivery. We will refund any unused boxes and the mom will always have a few extra supplies with her.

The typical John's Moms customer spends $800-$1,200, once supplies, shipping, and storage are added on. If you are concerned about limiting your costs please talk to the mom when she calls about setting a cap to her time as well as working together to make prudent decisions about whether some items are worth storing/shipping.

Other special services include 

Porter Service:Receiving and Delivery Ship over the summer and find everything waiting for you in the fall!

Summer Discovery Services

Study Abroad Services


There are three ways to get your belongings to John's Pack & Ship.