Clearing Clutter ready to Move

Clearing clutter ready to move your home………..

You are moving house in the near future, so now is the best time to begin sorting out what you will take. If you have lived in the same place for a while, chances are that there will be a little clutter.

So, how do you clear the clutter and get ready to move?

Step 1 – Think about everything in your house and organise it into the following. This is often called the 4-box method and you do it room by room throughout your house.

Box 1 – Items you wish to keep and take with you

Box 2 – Items you wish to donate

Box 3 – Items you wish to sell

Box 4 – Items you wish to throw away

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Step 2 – Get rid of box’s 2, 3 and 4 ASAP.

Drop off your donations to a local charity for them to sell or give to those in need. Unwanted, clothing, books, and furniture that are better off with someone else.

Place your items/furniture for sale on websites like Gumtree or eBay so they can be sold before you move. The last thing you want to do is move items that you are not keeping anyway. The extra cash you make can help pay for the removals to your new home.

Lastly, take a trip or two to your local rubbish tip with those items that cannot be donated or sold. If you are lucky you may have a council clean up where you can put your items out for collection.

Step 3 – Now you can see exactly what you have and wish to keep you can begin packing ready for the move. Your removalist costs should be cheaper, and you will be ready to start a new chapter in your new home. Make sure too that if you are buying new furniture, arrange the delivery directly, to the new property.

Simple Clutter Clearing Tips

Tips Clearing Clutter ready to Move

  1. Reduce paper and arrange for as many bills as you can to be sent by email.
  2. Take baby steps in clearing one shelf first or one cupboard before moving to the whole room.
  3. Label boxes for donations, selling or rubbish.
  4. Once a box is full do with it what is on the box so you don’t just stack up boxes everywhere.
  5. Schedule a day or a weekend to decluttering.
  6. Anything you are keeping – make sure it has a home.
  7. Ensure your spaces are used well and are useful.
  8. Remember the cabinets, bathroom, kitchen etc. they also need to be cleared out on a regular basis. Check the expiry dates in the pantry.
  9. Declutter your clothes as well; if you haven’t worn it in the last season, you probably won’t wear it again. Donate it to someone else.

John Bull Removals and Storage are your local professionals so make sure you contact us for an obligation free quote for your next local or interstate move.

How to Relocate your Office

Moving office can be a daunting and stressful experience for even the most experienced of movers. It is important that you choose a reputable company, both to look after your furniture but also look after any of your private documents, intellectual property, materials and more. John Bull Removals Sydney have the experience you need to get the job done right the first time.

Ideally, you want the move to take place as quickly as possible so that you can avoid too much downtime in your business. It can be far more costly for a small business to move than a large company with the costs associated and the loss of productivity for a smaller business. This is why planning is so important and choosing a company to help you move and get you business up and running again.

Packing tape available at John Bull Removals and StoragePreparation is key, the more organised you are, the smoother and faster the relocation will be for your office or warehouse.

Office moving Tips

  1. New office – You’ve secured a new workspace and signed the contract, now is the time to start planning how your business will operate from the new space. Make plans for your staff needs and practical use of the space you are moving to. Where will the IT hub be, office printer, storage, filing, and more? Remember that if you have staff it is a good idea to run things past them to ensure you are meeting their needs too.
  2. Rubbish – What can you do without, what do you need to replace, what do you need that is now. Perhaps certain things won’t be moved, instead, they will be replaced with new. Can have the new items delivered straight to the new address to save on moving them? Ensure that any electronic equipment is recycled via your local council and any old furniture is donated, sold or removed from the office.
  3. Clients – Give your clients plenty of notice if they are going to be impacted by your business moving location. Let them know the new address and any downtime when you are out of contact. If you can move office at a time that least impacts your business and your clients/suppliers then this is the obvious best choice. Ensure you contact your suppliers, post office for mail redirection and update all contact information everywhere your business is listed.
  4. Boxing – Just like moving your house, the better you pack and label everything, the easier it will be to find and unpack once you arrive at your new space. John Bull Removals and storage can supply you with all the boxes and packing supplies that you need and we can help you store anything that won’t be going to the new office.

Moving office doesn’t have to be an arduous task – given the right amount of planning and the right choice of removalists it can be smooth and efficient.

Speak to the team at John Bull Removals & Storage to see how we can make your next office relocation as smooth as possible.

VOTE FOR US! Local Business Awards 2017

Once again we have been lucky enough to be nominated in the Northern Beaches Local Business Awards and voting is now open!

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We were finalists last year so to take out the win would be a massive thrill for us. If you feel that the service that we have provided you is deserving of a local business award then please take a minute to vote in the link below

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The service category is a huge one so we are going to have to work especially hard to get as many of our customers to vote as possible, we are hoping that next year they might break the category down a bit!

Thanks for your ongoing support, we will let you know if we are successful!

HOW TO- Prepare your refrigerator for the move

Empty the refrigerator of all its contents. Make sure that both your refrigerator and freezer are free of food, condiments, ice cube trays, and anything else that might rattle around and shift weight. Remove items placed outside of your refrigerator as well, such as magnets.

If there are perishable items in the refrigerator, finish them or give them away. If you’re in the middle of a big move, it’s probably easier to just to toss the things you can’t finish now.

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Remove the shelves. Remove all removable components from the inside of the fridge, including shelves, trays, and other loose or movable items, organisers, and dividers. Wrap the shelves in towels for protection, then label and stack them carefully.

You may also opt to secure shelving in place with tape instead of removing, but it is recommended to remove them altogether and pack them separately. Depending on your fridge, though, this might be a fine option. If they’re secure, consider taping them into place and creating less mess with the move.


Unplug the refrigerator.
 Coil the power cord securely and tape it in a tight bundle to make sure that it stays in place while moving. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, disconnect this from the water source as well.


Defrost the freezer if necessary
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 If a considerable amount of frost has built up in the freezer, you’ll need to defrost it before going forward with the move. This would normally take 6 to 8 hours to complete, so make sure you have ample time before the move.

Give it a clean while it is empty, this means that once you set up in your new home all you need to do is fill it!

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Your removalists will use a specialist trolley to move your fridge to the truck, if required they may use an elastic strap to keep the doors secure.

FRIDGE MUST BE KEPT UPRIGHT AT ALL TIMES!

 

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Northern Beaches Removalists

How do you find a mover, choose a removalist, pick the right company – to move your most important items? 

Moving your household can be such a stressful time and you want to make sure that your chosen removalists are experienced and knowledgeable in their business. When you chose someone like John Bull removals you are using a company with more than 60 years in the industry. This experience and knowledge is going to make your move far more enjoyable.

Choose one with the services you need:

  • A removalist who is a member of AFRA
  • Knowledge to answer the questions you have
  • A removalist with experience and experienced staff
  • Local knowledge
  • Packing and unpacking services
  • Interstate capabilities
  • Storage facilities – long term or short term
  • Boxes and packing materials
  • Great customer reviews

to name a few…

 

Moving within or to Sydney’s Northern Beaches

If you are moving within Sydney’s Northern Beaches or moving to this area from somewhere else you will find a beautiful coastal series of suburbs. With stunning beaches, shopping, schools and so much more it is perfect for all types of families, singles or retirees.

John Bull removals and storage is located towards the Northern end at 3/83 Bassett St, Mona Vale. We are your Northern Beaches Removalists.

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Moving from the Northern Beaches elsewhere

Have you decided to leave Sydney’s Northern Beaches for work or lifestyle? A sea change or tree change, interstate or entire country change.

Speak to John Bull Removals and Storage to see how we can make your move easy.

With Sydney being one of the most livable cities it is no surprise that a huge number of new residents move to Sydney’s Northern Beaches to enjoy the lifestyle on offer. Living an outdoors and beach lifestyle is often a high priority for new residents.

At John Bull Removals and Storage, we are community minded and take pride in our local Northern Beaches Community. So if you are moving anywhere around the Beaches or beyond we look forward to being able to provide you with one or more of our removalist services.

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Northern Beaches Storage

At John Bull Removals and Storage we have a state of the art modular storage facility located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. On offer to you is both long and short term storage to suit your specific needs. Our facility is a secure warehouse fitted with a back to base alarm and specifically designed to hold our modular boxes.

The modular boxes are made from plywood which is breathable to ensure your items can maintain a constant temperature within our warehouse. When stored they are slightly elevated also to maintain temperature through all seasons. There is no need to worry about mould, mildew or general deterioration of your items.

Moving and need storage – Home or Office

Northern beaches storageWhen you move house, there is not always the opportunity to go from one house to the other, without interruption. You may find that there is a delay in between, you decide to take a trip or perhaps you need to do some renovating before you move your items in.

Some of our clients move overseas or interstate for a period and don’t wish to take everything with them. This is when John Bull Removals and storage can deliver, remove, wrap and securely pack your items into our modular boxes and store for as long as you need.

Moving office and need to store some items? We can make it easy for you.

Renovating and need storageNorthern beaches storage

Even the smallest of renovations at your home can be disruptive and find you without enough space to keep all your items elsewhere in the home. This is where our storage pods are ideal as you can just pack away the larger items that are in the way of your renovation or pack up your whole home. We also don’t have any minimum or maximum time frames for your storage needs.

Run out of space and need storage – Home or Office

Perhaps your home just can’t hold everything you wish to keep, and you are running out of space. In our homes space is always a premium so why not clear some space and pop some of the unused items into storage.

Has a family member moved and suddenly you find yourself with double the amount of furniture and personal items? Why not pack them into our storage modules until you are ready to go through them. Once you are ready you can sort and put them up for sale or find the space to keep these items.

Is your office space getting a bit full but you don’t want to move – just pop some items into storage and regain space again.

There are so many reasons we run out of space and need to store items elsewhere – John Bull’s modular storage systems are just what you need.

Avid collector and need storage

Northern beaches storageMany of us love to collect, and this can overtake our homes – perhaps you need to store some to make room for more items.

These items are valuable and important but can also often be safely stored for a future date.

Maybe your partner has issued an ultimatum, and you need to clear some space, or you will be out too – John Bull is happy to solve your storage problems.

John Bull Removals and Storage Northern BeachesWhy not have your entire collection securely stored with John Bull.

So, whatever the reason, John Bull Removals and Storage is here to keep your items safe and secure until you need them again. Get in touch with the team at John Bull and see just how easy it is to arrange for the modules to be brought to your home or office and solve your storage problems.

Contact John Bull Removals and Storage – Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore secure modular storage facility. 9999 1000