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

We do not offer in-room pick-ups or personal supply deliveries in these dorms during our peak week.

Moveout serviceS

Pick-up = Our trucks meet you and take your items to our warehousing for processing (packing, shipping, cleaning, storing)

Move = Two men and a truck move you from one place to another within the UM area in the same day (not available 4/20-4/27)

Dorm station = Show up at a satellite station in one of the dorms listed below for service  and supplies

John's Moms Packing Service  = A mom and helper work alongside of you to organize and pack belongings for pick-up  so that JPS can take it from there

Drop-off = Bring stuff to our store and we'll handle it


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?"

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

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 an easy transition to the next season. The moms make the all the arrangements to meet up with JPS trucks at the end of the job to take the items for shipping, storage, and/or packing.

John's 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.

To learn more about the service, including costs and restrictions, click here.

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