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.

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.

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