How long will my house move take

How long will my house move take is almost a “how long is this piece of string” type of question as there are many variables with each and every house move.

Let me provide a simple equation for you : TIME = (Access x number of items) + Drive time + Preparation/Packing + Placement Decisions.

How long will my house move take

Some items that may affect the costs of your move are:

How close can we park the truck to your new home?

Do you have lots of stairs for access?

Are there long halls to carry furniture?

Do you have a lot of furniture?

Have you got a lot of boxes?

Are their many items that are not packed?

If there is a lift, how big is the lift?

What is the distance between the old home and the new home?

Do you have items in storage that need to be picked up or items that have to be dropped off at storage?

Are we providing a packing and unpacking service?

Not everyone is the average move, but at John Bull, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure that your move is completed in the most efficient way possible. Contact the team at John Bull Removals and Storage for an obligation free quote on your next move, local or interstate we can help you move home as stress-free as possible.

Life on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Life on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Are you considering a move to Sydney’s Northern Beaches? John Bull is your locally preferred removalists as we have been moving families and individuals for more than 60years.

Perhaps you already live here and want to know more about the area!

Sydney’s Northern Beaches or Insular Peninsular is one of Sydney’s most beautiful places and highly desired as the place to live. Many locals have lived here their whole lives and have been lucky enough to stay and buy within the area. Nicknamed the Insular Peninsular as you don’t have to go anywhere else, we are lucky to have everything in the one place without ever leaving.

This peninsular runs from Manly through to Palm Beach and encompasses a lot of beaches and suburbs along the way. Anyone who watches Home and Away may realise that “Summer Bay” is actually the beautiful Palm Beach.Sydney's Northern Beaches

Food and Drink

There is a multitude of restaurants, bars, cafes and more up and down the peninsula to enjoy, you will never be bored for choice.

Markets

Held at Manly every weekend, Warriewood’s fresh produce each Friday, Palm Beach and Narrabeen each month and more.

Activity to Explore

With so many beaches to choose from you can swim in the ocean pools or surf the breaks. Walk the sandy shores or take the coastal walks. A snorkel at Manly’s Shelley Beach or an explore through the beach rock pools will keep you busy.

Bushwalking tracks abound and there is the loop of Narrabeen Lakes or the walk up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse. For the golfers we have many top class golf courses to choose from too.

Shopping

We have Westfield Warringah Mall, Stocklands at Balgowlah, Warriewood Square to name a few of our large shopping centres. You cannot miss all the small shopping pleasure of Manly, Freshwater, Avalon and Mona Vale for community, individually owned shops.

This blog has only touched the surface of what it is like to live life on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. So if you are considering moving here, let the team at John Bull ensure that your move is a peaceful one.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To all our clients both existing and new, we wish you a wonderful, safe and cheerful time during this holiday season. We know that many of you will be travelling, having time with family and friends or just relaxing at home. So, regardless of your plans during this time, keep yourself safe and do the things that you love so you are ready to take on 2018.

An Ode to Christmas Food

Eat up, it is Christmas time, food is going amok:
Turkey, peas, potatoes, and dressing perhaps even a duck.
It’s OK, eat away:
Corn, gravy, cranberries, ham.
Eat up, it is Christmas day:
Salad, rolls, butter and jams.

Eat up, it is Christmas time:
Chips, bean dip, carrots, peas.
You must do it, it is the season.
Grape juice, milk, teas and coffee.
You can not refuse; there is no reason:
Cake, gum, chocolate, candy.

The year is ending, never fear.
New Years Eve will soon be here
All resolutions will be listed in play.
A diet awaits you the very next day.

Merry Christmas2017 has been a busy year for John Bull Removals and Storage. We have continued to deliver the service you know and expect from us and with storage requirements growing we expanded. John Bull moved into larger premises to offer our clients a larger space to store their items safely and securely.

With 2018 just around the corner we are excited to see what it holds for both John Bull and our clients.

Take care and stay safe over this holiday time, enjoy your celebrations. We look forward to working with you in 2018 and beyond.

Happy New Year

 

Boxes to move your house

Are you looking for boxes to move your house?

Looking for second hand or new boxes can sometimes be a little tricky to find. Perhaps you look online, ask friends and family or see if the supermarkets can help. At John Bull Removals and Storage we offer you a whole range of boxes and packing materials from our Box Shop at Mona Vale. For convenience, our box shop is on Sydney’s Northern Beaches!

Packing tape available at John Bull Removals and StoragePacking tape – Not all packing tape is created equally!

Some tape is far stronger than others and this is the tape we supply.

The last thing you want is your tape to break while you are moving.

The packing tape is just $4 per roll.

When you are wrapping the breakables it is much better to use craft or brown paper than in newspaper. Newspaper tends to mark your items because of the black ink. If you don’t want black ink all across you items, which will now all need to be washed, we can supply you with a roll of craft paper. When you are moving you certainly don’t need to add to your workload and then have to wash everything because there is black newspaper print on it.

Bubble Wrap and Bubble Craft Paper – Yes paper with bubbles!

Plenty to choose from in our range of bubble wrap to suit any items that you need to pack and move.

You can choose from rolls or sheets for what will work for your items and what you need to pack ready to take to your new place.John Bull Moving Boxes and packing materials

Tea Chests and Book Boxes – Multiple use

Our tea chest boxes are 42cm long x 40cm wide and a height of 63cm. These boxes are great for all types of items that you are needing to pack from your home. These boxes are just $5 new or $4 second hand and you can have $1 credit when you return them to us for someone else to use.

Our book boxes are 42cm long x 32cm wide and a height of 35 cm – not just for books, they are a dual ply cardboard and perfect for heavy or fragile items. These boxes are for all the things in your home that would be too heavy for the teas chest boxes, files, kitchen crockery or ornaments. Just remember that if it is too heavy to lift it may be too heavy for our removalists too.

John Bull Moving Boxes At John Bull, we are committed to the environment so we never want our boxes to be single use. Make sure you either bring them to us for a credit, pass them on to friends or reuse them your selves.

If this all seems too much for you remember that John Bull offers a packing service for you. Once all your belongings are at your new home we can even unpack everything for you there too. Our packing and unpacking services are ideal for the time poor. They are also perfect when you just can’t do all the work yourself, we can help you and make it less stressful.

At John Bull, we are offering you a complete service! From strong removalists, packing supplies, packing and unpacking services, interstate moves and our state of the art storage facility at Mona Vale – we have everything covered. If you have any questions, just ask!

A charity that needs your support

A charity that needs your support is “Every Little Bit Helps” 

John Bull Removals and storage believes that local business has an obligation to support their local community. If you can also lend your support it would be much appreciated.

Every little bit helpsANNOUNCEMENT from ELBH.co: If you have been following the journey of Every Little Bit Helps, you will know that we have been finding it challenging to distribute our care packages into remote and regional areas, areas that often get very little local support, but that have high instances of Homelessness and Domestic Violence.

As a 100% pro bono charity, we rely a lot on the generosity and goodwill of others and today we are excited to announce that the very good people at John Bull Removals & Storage have agreed to be our logistics partner to assist us with the distribution of care packages into regional areas.

While we haven’t met the rest of the team yet – you couldn’t ask for two nicer people than business partners Brian and Martin who were only too happy to help us out with our request.

Support local charity

 

We also wanted to share with you another way that we support our local community is by sponsoring local sporting achievers.

Manly Warringah District Cricket Club with John Bull Removals & Storage 

We are very happy to have John Bull Removals & Storage on board as sponsorship of Matty White for the 2016/17 season. For more info, including Matty’s player profile, visit http://bit.ly/2fC5ijb #bleedblue

Manly Cricket Club Support

Do you have a local charity that you support or a charity that is close to your heart?

As Christmas is fast approaching we would love to take the time to thank both our old and new customers for their ongoing support. We wish you all a safe and Happy Christmas and we look forward to a great 2017 and beyond.

Seasons Greetings from The Team at John Bull Removals and Storage Mona Vale.

How long will my move take?

How long will my move take?

How long will my move take?

A question that we get asked every time we book a new job is “how long will it take to move me?”

We have put together this simple infographic to give you an idea of how long it takes on average to move everything from a 1 bedroom unit to a 4 bedroom house and how many removalists will be required for the job. There are always added factors to consider such as bad access, using a lift, thousands of stairs or awkward furniture but we will take these into consideration on your initial quote. There is no job too big or too small for John Bull Removals & Storage!