Know before you order!

Pick-up = We come to your room and take your belongings back to our store for shipping, professional packing, or storage, inlcuding long-term storage for students studying abroad

Supply delivery = The best boxes on campus with free delivery

John's Moms = A real, live mom works alongside you to pack up and prepare your belongings for pick-up OR helps you unpack and and settle into a new space 

Professional packing = We professionally pack fragile or awkward items to ensure safe storage or shipping

Same-day move = Two guys come to move you from one place to another within the UM area on the same day.

Drop-off = You bring your belongings to our store in a car or Uber for shipping, storage, or professional packing, either to save the pick-up fee of $25 or because you are out of time to schedule a pick-up that fits your schedule (min. 2 days notice, no Sundays)

Laundry = John’s Pack & Ship and Busybody’s laundry are sister companies. We will clean items left for storage; just let us know at the time of service. You can set up regular laundry service, maid service, and beverage delivery on the Busybody’s website or by calling Andy at 734.665.2665.

Insurance = This is a must read! Should I purchase insurance? How does it work? How much does it cost? What’s covered? What’s not?

What about my plastic drawers?

This is the most common packing question! Find the answer to this question and every other we've ever been asked on our FAQ page. 

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.

Convenient

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. 

Quality

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

Reliable

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. 

Owner-Operated

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. 

Local

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. 

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 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.”