It’s a whole lot cheaper than a plane ticket, hotel, and eating out for three days!
— California Mom

Costs vary widely, depending on what you do. Here are some examples . . . 

 

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  • Storing a container up to 50 pounds costs $40 for the entire summer and includes delivery. 

  • Shipping is based on weight, size and destination: a typical large box to NY costs $65.  

  • Registration for service at a dorm satellite station is $10.  

  • Reserving pick-up service is $20.

  • Packing and storing a 36" TV is $155 ($100 packing + $55 storage). 

  • Boxes costs $6, $5, and $3.50 for large, medium, and small.

  • One of John's Moms and helper for two hours is $300 and billed at $150/hr from there. Most John's Moms customers end up spending about $800-$1,500 once we add in the cost of supplies, shipping, and storage. (Note: $150 cancellation fee)

  • Two guys and a truck for two hours is $250 and billed at $125/hr from there (no packing service is included).

  • The average student who stores most of his belongings and ships a few boxes home spends about $400. 

 

Phone quotes are not possible, as we need to see and weigh everything we ship store, pack, or move.

So take a few minutes and peruse the price guide below to get a more specific idea of your potential costs.  An average bill for storing 4 or 5 containers, shipping 2 boxes home and supplies is typically around $400.

 

Your final bill will depend on what services and supplies you select.

All supplies and services are priced separately.

Once we receive your belongings, all charges for storage, shipping, and/or packing are applied to the card on file. You will receive a scan of the receipt by email usually by the next business day, although it might take a bit longer during our peak week, April 20-27.

We ask that you take a photo of your order summary sheet before we take your things, so there's no confusion about what you actually gave us.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                        TAPE ROLL 2" X 110 YDS.- $4.50

BUBBLE WRAP 2 X 10" - $4.00

BLACK WIDE-TIP MARKER - $2.00

We fully refund any unused boxes. However we won't make a special trip to pick them up.

Supply Prices

 

Large box 18 X 18 X 24" - $6.00     

Medium box 24 X 18 X 12" - $5.00

Small box 18 X 12 X 12" - $3.50

Tape gun with tape - $20.00

 

storage prices

These are general estimates. Prices vary based on size and weight. We cannot give you an exact quote over the phone.

We do not INSURE ANy IKEA furniture or particle board pieces against damage. 

5-8 MONTHS (STUDY ABROAD)

Container

  • Under 50 Pounds: $65
  • 51 - 70 Pounds: $95
  • 71+ Pound: $1.50/lb.
  • There is a surcharge for oversized containers

Bed

MATTRESS

  • Futon: $185
  • Twin: $160
  • Full: $200
  • Queen: $280
  • King: $360

BOX SPRING

  • Twin: $160
  • Full: $200
  • Queen: $280
  • King: $360

FRAME

  • Futon: $200
  • Standard Metal Bed Frame: $70
  • Disassembled Wood Frame: $150
  • Head/foot Board: $150

Refrigerator

  • Small (dorm size): $80
  • Medium (thigh high): $100
  • Large (waist high): $175
  • X-large (chest high): $235

Couch

  • Light Loveseat: $265
  • Medium: $320
  • Large or Heavy: $460 and up

Furniture

  • TV Stand: $140-$180
  • Desk: $160-$360
  • Desk Chair: $90-$150
  • Lounge Chair: $230-$330
  • Shelf Unit: $90 and up
  • Night Sidetable: $90 and up
  • Empty Dresser: $290 and up
  • Bicycle: $130
  • Carpet: $150 and up
  • Futon Chair (cushion & frame) : $170 and up

0-4 Months (summer)

Regular container (box, tote, plastic drawers)

up to 18x18x24"

  • Under 50 pounds: $40
  • 51 - 70 pounds: $55
  • 71+ pound: $1/lb. 

Oversized container (box, tote, plastic drawers)

greater than 18x18x24" and up to 24x24x24"

  • Under 50 pounds: $55
  • 51 - 70 pounds: $85
  • 71+ pound: $1.50/lb. 

Bed

MATTRESS

  • Futon: $95
  • Twin: $85
  • Full: $120
  • Queen: $170
  • King: $220

BOX SPRING

  • Twin: $85 
  • Full: $120
  • Queen: $170
  • King: $220

FRAME

  • Futon: $120
  • Standard metal bed grame: $40
  • Disassembled wood frame: $75
  • Head/foot board: $75-120

Refrigerator

  • Small (dorm size): $45
  • Medium (thigh high): $55
  • Large (waist high): $90
  • X-large (chest high): $120

Couch

  • Light love seat: $145
  • Medium: $170
  • Large or heavy: $200 and up

Other furniture

  • TV stand: $70-$120
  • Desk: $85-$185
  • Desk chair: $50-$80 
  • Lounge chair: $120-$170
  • Shelf unit: $50-$120
  • Night side-table: $50-$95
  • Empty dresser: $145-$275
  • Bicycle: $70
  • Carpet: $80-$160
  • Futon chair (cushion & frame) : $95-$190

    SHIPPING costs

    These are general estimates. Prices will vary based on size, weight, and destination. We cannot give specific shipping prices over the phone.

    A typical JPS medium box weighs 35lbs; A typical JPS large box weighs 55lbs.

    These prices include a service fee.

      Zone 6 (S. FL, CO)

      • Medium Box -  $92
      • Large Box -  $105

      Zone 8 (CA)

      • Medium Box - $120
      • Large Box - $145

      Zone 3 (IL)

      • Medium Box - $54
      • Large Box -  $64

      Zone 4 (NY, NJ, MD, GA)

      • Medium Box -  $62
      • Large Box -  $70

      Zone 5 (N. FL, TX)

      • Medium Box -  $74
      • Large Box -  $88

       

      PROFESSIONAL PACKAGING Prices

      All fragile items stored or shipped by JPS must be professionally packed in order to insure them against both loss and damage, unless you have the original boxes with the styrofoam inserts.

      If you pack fragile belongings yourself, they are insured against loss only.

      Prices below include both packing and storage.

                Item                        4 mos        8 mos

      • 19" TV                    $70            $100
      • 24" TV                    $90            $115
      • 28" TV                    $110           $135
      • 32" TV                    $130          $150
      • 36" TV                    $155          $190
      • 40" TV                    $185          $225
      • 42" TV                    $230          $270
      • 48" TV                    $250           $300
      • 55" TV                    $335           $360
      • Printer                    $65             $90
      • Microwave            $65             $90
      • Tall fan                   $55             $80

      All other packing prices determined by size, weight, and complexity. Please talk to our office if you have questions about  particular item.


      John's Moms Packing Service

      The service is billed at $300 for the first two hours, starting when the mom arrives.  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. Cancellation, change, and late fees are as follows:

       

      Late order, less than three calendar days prior to service, add $100

      Changes to reservation date/time less than three calendar days prior to service, add $100.

      Cancellations $150; Cancellations during spring peak, April 15-May 5, non-refundable ($300)

      You will also pay a small reservation fee of $20 to secure the pick-up associated with this service.

      Packing supplies are not included in your order. Please note that you must order supplies for delivery at least two calendar days prior to your appointment with John's Moms.

      The typical John's Moms customer in a dorm or room uses 6 large boxes plus some  medium and small boxes for shipping or packing heavy items like books; 2 bubble wrap, 1 tape, and 1 marker.

      If we are packing up at an apartment or house, increase your order to at least 10 large plus medium and small for shipping or packing heavy things; 4 bubble, 2 tape, and 1 marker. 

      We fully refund unused supplies, so don't hesitate to order more than we've suggested if you think it's needed.

      On average, a John's Moms customer spends $800-$1,200, once supplies, shipping, and storage are added on. If you are concerned about limiting your costs, then 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.


      Porter Service 

      When you sign up for porter service, you can ship packages to John's Pack & Ship over a period of time–usually the summer–for delivery on a particular date. For many delivery locations this means in-room delivery before you return.

      Some houses and apartments require you to use this service. Please check with your landlord or house mother.

       

      Fall Move-in TO Residence Halls

      • Standard box (up to 50#; up to 18X18X24) -  $15
      • Standard box (51-70#; up to 18X18X24) - $25
      • Oversize box (up to 50#; up to 24X24X24) -  $25
      • Oversize box (51-70#; up to 24X24X24) -  $35
      • Heavyweight box (71-100#; up to 24X24X24) -  $.75/pound

       

      Fall move-in FOR Off-campus housing

      • Standard box (up to 50#; up to 18X18X24) -  $20
      • Standard box (51-70#; up to 18X18X24) - $30
      • Oversize box (up to 50#; up to 24X24X24) -  $35
      • Oversize box (51-70#; up to 24X24X24) -  $40
      • Heavyweight box (71-100#; up to 24X24X24) -  $1.00/pound

       

      Intra-campus Moves

      If you are moving from one campus residence to another in the same day, you can schedule an intra-campus move with JPS to reserve two strong guys and a truck for two hours.

      The cost for this service is $250/ 2 hr. After the first two hours, the price is $125/hr.

      You have up to one business day to cancel for a full refund. If you cancel after this point within 24 hours, we will refund your order 50%. 

      Call to confirm availability: 734.665.2664. We cannot do moves during our peak weeks in the spring and fall: April 19-26 and August 24-September 2, 2017.

       


      Laundry Prices

      Laundry: $1.50 per pound (10 pound minimum)

      Regular Comforters: $25 Down Comforters: $35

      Mattress Pads: $10-$20 (depending on size & thickness)

      Blankets: $15-$25 (depending on size)

      Down Feather Beds: $55 (we do not clean polyester fiber foam pads)

      Pillows: Polyester $11 Down $25

      Dry Clean: Pants $5.50 Sweaters $5-$8.50 Coats $18-$25


      insurance pricing

      Insurance

      Insurance is often confusing for students. We strongly recommend that parents discuss insurance with them in advance of services and have the student review insurance with us at the time of service.

      Insurance on most items covers both loss and damage. Our liability for each piece is limited to its market value, up to the amount indicated on the receipt. If no value is listed, the default value is $100 for each shipped box and $50 for each stored piece (meaning the total contents of a container). If you would like to add insurance, the cost  is $2.00 per $100 of value added. The cost for the shipping or storage itself is not refunded by the insurance company.

      Note that "damage" applies to the content of a container and its functionality, but not appearance. For example, we often use tape to keep doors/drawers from opening in transport and this can leave an adhesive film when removed. Futons and couches can get dirty. Plastic drawers and totes often lose wheels and occasionally crack. Shipped suitcases or duffels may get scratched or torn in transit. So if you’re concerned about dings, scuffs, scratches, and dust, you should box or cover items yourself or pay for us to do it. If you don’t specifically ask, we will assume you accept cosmetic damage as a possibility. (Exception: we do cover all mattresses.)

      Fragile items need to be professionally packed by us, or they will only be insured against loss, unless you have the original boxes with styrofoam inserts. Please do not take a risk, especially with TVs. Unless professionally packed they will usually break, even when cushioned with things like bedding or clothing.

      We do not insure particle board or IKEA-type furniture.

      You have 30 days from delivery to make insurance claims.

       

      fees & upcharges

      All registration/reservation fees are non-refundable.

      Drop-off at store $5

      Dorm station service: $10

      Personal pick-up: $20

       

      Rush PIck-UP orders

      Call the store to place orders after 5 p.m. 2 days before service.  If we can do it, we will add a $50 rush fee to the order.

       

      Changing pick-up DAte

      You can change your pick-up date without penalty up to 2 calendar days prior to service, before 5 p.m.

      If you want to change your date any time after 5 p.m. two days before your service, this is considered a cancellation. You will  have to place a new order.

       

       

       

      Changing John's Moms orders

      Once you order this service you have until the end of the business day to cancel for a full refund. Cancellation, change, and late fees are as follows:

       

      Order 2 days before service, add $100 (if we have a mom)

      Changes to reservation date/time 2 days before service, add $100.

      We cannot change your date or general time frame the day before or the day of service. This will be considered a cancellation.

      Orders can be refunded fully if cancelled on the same business day. After that, cancelled orders are refunded 50% except during our peak season: the two weeks prior to UM graduation (2018 - April 15 through 29 ). Orders cancelled during this peak week are non-refundable.

       

       

       

      Storage delivery Notification

      Delivery to the following addresses takes place on the delivery date given to us by the building manager. NO other dates can be arranged, unless you let us know before June 1.

      All dorms

      Most sororities (check with house mom)

      Most fraternities (check with house manager)

      Arbor Blu

      Landmark

      Zaragon

      For all other locations, please give us a  date and destination before August 1 for fall delivery of stored items.

      Late notification penatlies:

      After August 1, $25

      After August 15, $50

       

       

      MOVES

      Intra-campus moves cost $250/2 hr; after that, the cost is $125/hr in quarter-hour increments.

      You have until the end of the business day to cancel your order for a full refund. After that, we will refund 50% if you cancel up to 24 hours before the service date.

      Please call to confirm availability before placing your order. We do not do same-day moves during our peak weeks: April 19-26 and August 19- September 2, 2018.