There are some items we can’t move

Did you know that there are some items that our removalists can’t move for you?

These items all need to be disposed of responsibly and by contacting your local council they can advise of the collection centre closest to you for disposal.

  • Hazardous Goods
  • Poisonous materials
  • Prohibited or dangerous goods
  • Animals
  • Plants (particularly interstate moves)
  • Unclean items
  • Paints and flammable items

There are some items we can't move

There are others that require special attention before we can move them for you!

  • Gas bottles – need to be purged of all gas and certified
  • Lawnmowers and other gardening equipment should have all fuel drained. If they are going into storage they need to be completely cleaned of all fuel deposits.
  • Remove batteries from the items that are going into storage or getting moved overseas
  • Interstate or international moves may also have special regulations which we can advise you of at the time of your booking.
  • Make sure you dispose or use any fresh food items and any others that will not last a few days.

Prepare yourself a survival kit with toiletries, tea, coffee, milk and other drinks, personal items, first aid kit, spare clothing, tea towels and other dish cleaning equipment. This is great for the first night so that you don’t have to try to search for the simple things you need immediately at your new home.

Other items that you are best to keep with you are your valuables like jewellery or family heirlooms, even important documents really are best to be kept out of a moving van. For your own peace of mind, you are better to have these items with you or stored securely elsewhere.

Lastly, your pets – moving is a very stressful time for pets and they need their own special attention. Make sure you keep your pets confined and safe during the moving process. Speak to your vet about moving tips to ensure they can transition into the new home peacefully.

If you have any questions about your next move – speak to the team at John Bull Removals and Storage.

 

Decluttering to move house

You may have lived in your home for just a few years or you may have lived there for many decades. When it comes time to move, chances are there will be a few or many extra items that you may not want to take with you. The tricky part is knowing where to start!

Declutter definition: ‘to organise and prioritise your possessions’

Moving house is the perfect time to do just that – organise and prioritise your possessions. You have to touch everything in your home to move so it is the ideal time to get rid of all those items you have forgotten about or that won’t add value to your life in your new home. Moving to a new home can be a new start or at least a time for a change.

Some tips

  • Start small – just one room or one draw at a time so that you don’t feel overwhelmed by the task at hand.
  • Set up some boxes – Keep – Donate – Sell – Trash
  • Pack and label the boxes that you are keeping. This will get your home packed in no time at all.
  • It is a great time to be ruthless, if you haven’t used something in the last 12 months, chances are you are not going to any time soon.

The benefits of decluttering

  • With clutter, we can feel overwhelmed – clearing that clutter clears the overwhelm
  • Decisions become easier when we are not burdened with too much stuff
  • We can relax as there are not the pressures of ‘things’
  • Moving time and costs will be less
  • You have additional cash from selling unwanted items
  • You feel good about donating to charity
  • The new home really is a new beginning
  • Your new home really is your castle and a place where you feel proud to invite family and friends

So when you are decluttering to move house know that John Bull will be ready to help. We can recommend services to help with your decluttering, packing and ultimately moving you to your new home.  Contact John Bull Removals and Storage

Decluttering to move

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.

Moving Interstate Checklist

Are you considering an interstate move? Here is our moving interstate checklist for you.

Remember that moving interstate is not just about Melbourne or Queensland, there are a whole lot of other stops along the way. Perhaps you are moving from Narrabeen to the Blue Mountains, Mona Vale to Mittagong, Collaroy to Canberra! Regardless of the locations speak to John Bull Removals and Storage about how we can move you to your new location. We will provide you with an obligation free quote and help to ensure that your move is as stress-free as possible.

It can be an exciting time to move interstate, perhaps it is for work, perhaps it is for affordability or maybe just for a sea/tree change. Either way John Bull will help you ensure that your household items make it to the new location as easy and stress-free as possible. When you have been in business for as long as John Bull, you understand what it takes to help people with their move. Read a few of our testimonials to see how we can help you.

We even have an inventory checklist to help you – ask for a copy info@johnbull.com.au

Have you considered letting us do the packing for you? John Bull can provide a professional packing service to help to get you on the road to your new location.

Moving Interstate tips

  • Get your moving quotes early and make sure you choose an AFRA accredited moving company like John Bull Removals.
  • Ask about moving insurance – John Bull can ensure everything is covered for you.Fully Insured Removalists
  • Start arranging the services you need to have cut off or transferred – Electricity, Water, and Phone etc.
  • Make sure all your bills are up to date
  • Start packing anything you don’t regularly use
  • Label any/all the boxes you are packing
  • Write a list of essentials you will take that won’t travel with the removalists
  • Keep your important documents like passports safe and secure
  • Have a garage sale to get rid of those excess items
  • Redirect your mail to the new address
  • Pick up all your dry cleaning
  • If you are driving interstate, have your car serviced
  • Check your new property for readiness and connection of services
  • Arrange final cleaning
  • Have a checklist of items you have and the removalists have

Interstate Removalist John Bull Removals and Storage

Organisation Tips for the New Year

Organisation Tips for the New Year

Let me guess – you’ve just moved house and can’t figure out what on earth to do with everything you own. Here are some organising tips to help you manage all your items. Hopefully, you had a good clear out while you were packing, but if you didn’t you can do it now. Remember though if you are moving house with John Bull we can pack and unpack everything for you – stress-free.

Organisation Tips for the New Year

Set a timer – If you find unpacking very overwhelming just do it in 10minute bursts or just pick one room at a time to do.

Plan – Write a plan of what you need to unpack or to purchase so that you can unpack.

Email – Get your bills all sent by email, this will stop the papers piling up

Direct debit – Get your bills all on direct debit, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to pay them.

Clothes – Anything you haven’t worn in the last 12 months you are unlikely to wear again so toss it out.

Magazines and books – Charity gift all the overrun of books and magazines that you don’t have space for and may never look at again.

Toys – Get the kids to organise the toys that can go to charity

Organisation Tips for the New Year

Kitchen

  1. Organisation station – Have a spot in the kitchen that is just for to-do lists, wifi passwords, messages, reminders. This can be the back of a door or on the face of the fridge.
  2. Cookbooks – Donate the ones you won’t be using in the near future.
  3. Fridge – Give the fridge a quick clean each and every time you bring in the shopping.
  4. Dishwasher – To ensure that you empty it, try doing this task while you boil the kettle for a cuppa. Make sure also to fill it and turn it on before bed, it will save you electricity too as this is off-peak.
  5. Cleaning – Clean as you go and wipe down your appliances regularly
  6. Prep – Prepping food ahead of time can save you loads of time
  7. Draw organisers – These simple dividers can make your life so much easier as you can find things quickly and easily.
  8. Containers – Only keep the containers that have lids and the lids that have containers, seems simple but over time this sure can get out of hand.
  9. Prepare your meals – Organised people know just what they are going to be eating all week. They prepare it in advance.
  10. Pack snacks – easy to grab snacks for yourself or the kids make it easy than the blank stares into the fridge and cupboards.Organisation Tips for the 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!