learn how we can make your transition to summer smooth and simple.

For general questions, call the office, 734.665.2664, or use the contact form to reach John or Michelle, owners.
For questions about John's Moms, call Christianne, 734.366.3311, or email johnsmomsuofm@gmail.com.


Pick-up = our trucks and a team of guys meet you at your room and take your belongings back to our store for shipping or storing; delivery to your next address is included with this service

Supply delivery = the best boxes on campus delivered to your door free of charge

John's Moms = a real, live mom works alongside you to pack and prepare your belongings for pick-up

Professional packaging = we professionally pack fragile & awkward items to ensure safe storage and/or shipping

Same-day move = two men and a truck move you from one place to another within the UM area on the same day

Drop-off = you bring your belongings in your car or an Uber to our store on Ellsworth Rd. for shipping or storage

Staying for a spring or summer term? We help students move in and out year-round!

Check back after Memorial day for our other summer offerings: Porter Service (receiving and delivery for fall term) and Summer Discovery Service.

What about my plastic drawers?

This is the million-dollar moveout question! If we could only have a nickel for every time we've answered it . . . Find the answer to this question and every other question we've ever been asked on our FAQ page. 

"I want to use you guys. So … how does it work?"

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, artwork, and musical instruments.

We can also send someone to help you pack your entire room.

You choose.


We can send two strong guys and a van to move students from one campus residence immediately to another campus residence.

Just not during the peak of spring move-out: April 19-26, 2018.


JPS is the only storage service that takes dirty clothing and bedding and returns it clean.

We offer student laundry service year-round, including dry cleaning.

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 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. 


 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.”