Long-Term Storage Mona Vale

Many of the wonderful family on the Northern Beaches move on a regular basis. This move may be long-term (a few years) before returning or it may be short-term (a few months). In 2017 we upgraded our storage facility in Mona Vale to accommodate all these needs.

At John Bull, we have 60 years of experience to tell us what your long-term storage needs to look like and our long-term storage at Mona Vale is just that!Northern beaches storage

We come to you with our storage crate! Packing your belongings safe and securely for the long-term storage requirements you have. No heavy lifting or worrying if your goods will be safe while you are in another country. We have been doing this for 60 years!

The modular crates are brought to your house in our trucks, your items are wrapped and packed professionally and the crates are closed. Our storage crates remain closed and once the truck is back to your storage facility they are moved by forklift into position. At no time do we ever again touch your belongings, they remain safe and secure in the crate for the long-term.

Long-term Storage Mona Vale

  • Affordable
  • Safe & Secure
  • Back to Base Alarmed and Insured
  • Free from weather
  • Protected from moisture, mildew, dust and dirt
  • We come to you – stress-free
  • Your items are wrapped, packed at your home in our modular crates
  • We can arrange to have your long-term storage sent to you, anywhere
  • You only pay for the volume you need
  • Unlike self-storage, we look after your items
  • It is not just for household items, we can store your office or workshop

Contact John Bull Mona Vale today for an obligation free quote on your long-term or short-term storage requirements. We are the local professionals that you can count on to look after your belongings, safely, securely and ultimately stress-free for you and your family.

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John Bull Storage Northern Beaches

Located in Mona Vale, we are fortunate to have a professional state of the art storage facility.

Our storage boxes come in a range of sizes to suit your needs and cost as little as $35 per week – a very affordable storage option!

We can offer you short term storage or long-term storage and you can have access to your storage with as little as 24 hours notice to us. Insurance for your stored items is offered with John Bull so that you have peace of mind regarding the security of your items. Everything is secured in our state of the art facility with a back to base alarm system. As you can see from the below picture our storage boxes are well packed to keep your items safe and secure while we have them in our facility. Using breathable plywood boxes you will not have the worry of damp affecting your items in storage.

Using our modular breathable plywood boxes you will not have the worry of damp affecting your items in storage. Air is able to move freely around everything we have stored in our clean and dry warehouse.

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Uses for self-storage

Business Owners

  • Do you have a business with lots of files?
  • Excess stock for your business
  • Rarely used equipment
  • Office furniture
  • Paperwork
  • Seasonal stock, decorations or equipment
  • Spare parts
  • Short or long term storage

Home Owners

  • Furniture
  • Collectibles
  • Antiques
  • Clothing
  • Children’s toys or memories
  • Paperwork you need to hold onto
  • Sports Equipment
  • Wine
  • Seasonal Decorations

Home Investors/Renovators/Sellers

  • Excess furniture
  • Materials for renovation
  • Excess household items


  • Camping equipment
  • Sporting equipment
  • Household – We have a box that will hold the contents of a 1 bedroom unit
  • Long-term storage for people who need to move interstate or overseas

As you can see, the list of items to store is almost endless – Call us today to discuss your storage requirements. 9999 1000

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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!

We bring the Storage to you

John Bull Removals and Storage provides storage in Mona Vale for both locals and international people alike.

We have people from Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches utilising both out removals and storage solutions. With some of our clients requiring the storage of an entire homes furniture while they work overseas. Others use our boxes for their collections, excess items, white goods, clothing and almost anything else you can think of.

Points to remember about our storage

Mona Vale storage* Our available storage is both short-term or long-term and if you give us just 24 hours notice you can access your items stored with us.

* The wonderful thing with our storage is that we do the work for you – we bring the storage crate to your home or office and pack it both professionally and securely. This way your items are placed in by professionals who know the best way to position your items for transport and safety.

* Once packed and locked in we take your items back to our state of the art secured facility for safe keeping.

* We have an extensive range of crates both small and large, with the largest one able to store an entire 1 bedroom unit!

* Using plywood means that you have a box that is both environmentally friendly and is breathable to keep your goods in perfect condition. The breathable crates mean you don’t have to fear any mould or mildew on your precious items.

* Our storage facility is fully insured so you have peace of mind to travel overseas and leave your furniture or collections behind.

The above items are just a few reasons to choose to have your possessions stored with John Bull at Mona Vale. If you would like to discuss this further, make sure you call the team on 9999 1000.

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46 Items to Recycle before you Move

So moving day is approaching and you have MANY years of “STUFF” to sort through – where do you start! Ideally, you can go room by room, don’t try to tackle everything at once and don’t forget the outside too. Recycle, donate, sell, upcycle and any other way you can redistribute your unwanted items before you simply drop to the landfill tip.

Support local charityBellow is a comprehensive list of items to sell, give away or donate before you start packing, ready to move. If you have the opportunity to have a garage sale this is another way of getting rid of any larger items and getting some cash back. With items like towels and blankets, there are always animal shelters that will be looking for these items.

Clothing will always be accepted by charity’s and if you have furniture in good condition they will often come and collect it from you too.


Inside and Outside

  1. Kitchen appliances you haven’t used in the last couple of years
  2. Chipped and mismatched dishes
  3. Mismatched knives
  4. Kitchen utensils that you never use or don’t know what they are anymore
  5. Old Cookbooks
  6. Broken appliances
  7. The plastic containers that have no lids and the lids without containers
  8. Out of date spices, teas and pantry items
  9. Scraps of wood or timber
  10. Old Paint tins
  11. Old tools
  12. Miscellaneous building or renovating items left over
  13. Gardening supplies
  14. Old Garden Hoses
  15. Excess or damaged furniture items
  16. That draw in your house with everything in it
  17. Garden party decorations
  18. Expired cosmetics
  19. Old samples you planned to use but never did
  20. Old or expired medicine
  21. Shower curtains
  22. Old hair dryers or curlers you no longer use
  23. Any old artwork you no longer love
  24. Those old crusty towels
  25. The fitted sheets that have no elastic
  26. The bed covers that are right at the back of the cupboard not getting used
  27. Extra blankets
  28. Old sewing supplies that just take up space
  29. Bills older than 12 months – unless you have a business then it is 5 years
  30. Old gift wrapping and cards
  31. Craft items that will never be finished
  32. Office supplies that you forgot you had
  33. Books you have read or will never read
  34. Old media that you now have as digital
  35. Office furniture you no longer need
  36. Clothes – an obvious one but anything you haven’t worn in the most recent season
  37. Clothing Accessories
  38. Shoes that you no longer love or wear
  39. The mystery items under you bed
  40. Old toys and games that the kids have grown out of
  41. Kids clothes and shoes they have grown out of
  42. Rugs that you won’t reuse
  43. Extra suitcases or travel bags you don’t use or need
  44. Old school artwork or books that are not needed
  45. Mattresses that may have been kept
  46. Camping gear that never gets used

No doubt there are more we could list and hopefully, this list makes your task a little more efficient too. Don’t forget to book John Bull Removals for your next move and if you still have extra items we have a storage facility for you.

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The Best Removalists Sydney NSW

How do you choose the best removalists Sydney NSW?

Moving house is a stressful time, especially if it has been a while since you moved or it may even be your first move ever. So how do you choose the best one?

Naturally, the best removalist is the one that can provide you with everything you need so knowing what you need is the first step. You can choose from a full service that includes packing and unpacking to just having the removalist take the big heavy items for you.

At John Bull Removals & Storage we are a full-service removalist so call us for a quote on your next move.

Know what you need – Best Removalists Sydney

It is important when you are planning to move to know what you actually need from a removalist.

  • Do you need a packing service
  • What about an unpacking service
  • Will the removalists just move your large items
  • If you pack everything the removalist can take the lot
  • Do you need boxes and furniture covers
  • Will there be specialist items to move like a piano
  • Are you moving interstate or local

What does the removalist offer

Now that you know what you need, you have to find a removalist who offers exactly what you need.

  • Ensure the removalist has insurance
  • Do you need a quote or are you happy to just pay by the hour
  • Have you read reviews about the removalist
  • Do they have a comprehensive website
  • Is their a great business history
  • Are they able to answer your questions when you call
  • Can they offer solutions if you have an unusual request
  • Do they have experience of moving to difficult sites
  • Can they offer you packing materials, tape etc?
  • Can they provide a packing and unpacking service for you

For the best removalist, Sydney NSW John Bull has the most equipt and local team for your next move. With more that 60 years in the business, we know what it takes to move your families most important possessions.

Contact us for an obligation free quote