We've stored everything from totem poles to tobaggons, from carpets to cars, from golf clubs to guitars, from boxes to bean bags to bikes.

Note that our storage prices are for 0-4 months of storage. For longer storage, please contact the office at 734.665.2664. We do not offer discounts for short-term storage, since the bulk of our cost is in the labor and the administration of the service.

The price of storage varies depending on the size and weight of the item, but generally speaking, a box under 50 lbs. stored over the summer costs $40. This price includes delivery back to you. Click here for storage prices

Delivery back is included in your storage price.

Students moving into residence halls will find their belongings in the dorm package room when they arrive.

Students moving into Landmark, Zaragon and ArborBlu will find their belongings already in their rooms, provided the lease paperwork is in order.

We have excellent relationships with many sororities. Students moving into the following houses get in-room delivery prior to their return, as long as we have a room number: ADPi, AEPhi, AXO, DPhiE, KKG, PiBetaPhi, SDT, Sigma Kappa, TriDelt, XO and Zeta.

Students moving back into another building or house can arrange for in-room delivery before their return with the consent of the landlord. 

Students in University Towers must meet us in the main lobby by the elevator at the time of delivery, due to the strict parking limitations.

Got More questions about storage? Read on.

I don’t know my move-in date / location yet.

For fall delivery, call our office with your information before August 1 to avoid a late fee and/or delivery delay.

How do I label my things?

We create personal labels for all stored items from our database, which tracks your inventory. 

We suggest you also write your name and move-in location or on all sides of each box using a fat, black marker. If your storage is SHORT-TERM (not for fall delivery) or TO BE CLEANED, also write this on all sides of the box.

For furniture and other unboxed items, write your name and move-in location on a piece of masking or shipping tape.

What if things that don’t fit into a box, like my chair … mattress topper … boyfriend pillow … fan … ?

The most economical way to store a tall item is to put it in one of our large boxes with other things; leave the top open. When we receive it, we will cap it with a second large box. 

As long as the box weighs less than 50 pounds, we will store it as an “oversized” box ($55). Although this is more expensive than storing a standard box ($40), it’s still much cheaper than paying for each of the tall items individually.

Is your storage area climate-controlled?

Climate control is not necessary in Michigan, even for electronics or clothing, since our warehouse is dry and temperate. However, we do offer this option for people who prefer it.

Storing a basic box in the air-conditioned room costs $80. Label all your items A/C and alert the employees who take your storage that they are not to go to the warehouse. 

What if I store with you and then decide not to return?

If you change your plans and do not come back to UM, JPS can either continue storage or ship items to a forwarding address; additional fees will apply.

I want to store clothes and bedding, but don’t have time to wash them first. Can you take care of cleaning them?

Our sister company, Busybody's Laundry can clean your stored belongings.

Just put these items in a separate box marked “TO BE CLEANED” on the top and sides.

If you have both dry cleaning and washing it's best to separate the dry cleaning in its own bag and label it clearly.  We normally follow the care label instructions.

What if I only need storage for a short time?

 

Students returning to Ann Arbor in less than 4 months may opt for short-term storage. However, since the majority of our costs are associated with the labor involved in pick-up and delivery, there is no discount for early delivery. The price is the same for any length of time between 0-4 months.

All short-term storage items must be labelled clearly with SHORT-TERM STORAGE on all sides of the boxes and the delivery date. Be sure to alert the person who handles your order that it is for early delivery so that they are not  put with fall delivery items at the warehouse. 

How do I pack my TV and other fragile pieces?

We must professionally pack fragile items like electronics and artwork to insure them, unless you have the original box with its styrofoam inserts. Simply give us these items and we will transport them to our warehouse and package them.

What do I do about my plastic drawers and other containers?

You do not need to box your containers for storage. Instead, economize by packing other things inside the container. (Exception: do not use a fridge or larger furniture as a container.) Drawers with rollers should have their wheels removed, if possible, and stored in one of the drawers. We will shrink wrap or tape the drawers shut.

We often tape or shrink wrap containers in bundles so that they are approximately the size of a large box, in order to economize.