Northern Beaches Self Storage

At John Bull, we are pleased to offer you a self-storage option! Located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and situated in our secure warehouse with a back to base alarm system.

Yes, that’s right you can access your storage on site with us at Mona Vale.Mona Vale storage

Just give us a call the day before and we can have your storage pod ready for you to access at a time that suits.

Storage pods – As you may know we use a storage pod system this has several benefits.

  • Plywood modules keep your valuable possessions clean, dry and protected.
  • We bring the modules to your home in our specially designed truck. Your possessions are professionally wrapped and packed directly into the modules.  When we return to our warehouse, instead of having to handle all your furniture again, we simply use a forklift to lift the modules off the truck and put them away inside our secured warehouse.
  • The modular system eliminates unnecessary double-handling, and when you reduce the handling, you reduce the risk of damage associated with carrying furniture.

Modules are made out of plywood, and for a very good reason – because plywood breathes. The modules are not designed to get wet, so they are never left out in the weather, they are always kept in a secured warehouse. This means modules maintain a very constant temperature whilst in store, which prevents deterioration that can occur from damp, mildew and rust.

John Bull storage modules are slightly elevated from floor level, ensuring a steady airflow under and around the storage module. Therefore on a 40-degree day outside the plywood, the module will be comfortably cool inside our warehouse, and on a freezing winter night, the plywood keeps things comfortably warm inside.

Long-term or Short-term

From just $22.99 per week, we can store everything you need within a 5 cubic meter space or for just $29.99 per week for 9 cubic meters.

Not sure what size you need – just ask our helpful team.

Our storage is not just for household items – you may have business items that need to be stored securely and locally. As mentioned above you can have access to these items with just one day’s notice.

Contact John Bull Removals and Storage today for Northern Beaches Self-storage.

John Bull Removalist Northern Beaches

Moving Boxes

One of the first things you may think about is “I need moving boxes”

Do you:

  • Get new ones
  • Find some used ones
  • Look on Facebook or Gum Tree to see anyone giving them away
  • Ask your friends and family

What size boxes, tape, bubble wrap, paper and more do you even need?

Well, luckily we have everything sorted for you at our Box Shop in Mona Vale! John Bull is a one-stop-shop for all of your packing needs, from boxes to packing tape and mattress covers-we have you covered, literally!

You can find our Box Shop at Unit 3, 83 Bassett Street, MONA VALE, NSW 2103

 

BOOK BOXBox shop_book box – Length 42cm x width 32cm x height 35 cm
Constructed from top quality, dual ply cardboard, this box is specifically designed to carry anything heavy or fragile. This is the ideal box to choose when packing kitchen crockery, glassware, cutlery and tins of food. Called the ‘book box’ for obvious reasons, but also perfect for many other household items such as files, stationery, ornaments and anything too heavy for packing in the Tea Chest. Please consider, when packing your boxes, that if the box is too heavy for you to lift it will also be too heavy for your removalist!
We will credit you $1 for each box that you return to us

TEA CHESTBox shop_tea chest – Length 42cm x width 40cm x height 63cm
This is the ideal carton to use for everyday clothes, kitchen appliances, lamp-shades, Manchester, children’s toys, bric-a-brac and anything too large for the book box.
We will credit you $1 for each box that you return to us.

Yes, we have used boxes available too and if you have no idea what you need just ask one of the friendly faces at John Bull. Plus we have all the paper and bubble wrap you could need and tape to keep everything secure.

Don’t forget – you don’t have to do any of this yourself if you don’t want to – we can arrange to pack and unpack EVERYTHING. 

Here is a recent testimonial

I’d like to commend your staff on a great job.  The packing ladies were polite, pleasant, easy to deal with, fast packers and professional.

The removalists were the same.  Everyone just arrived and got on with the job, and it was done efficiently and effectively.   Nothing was a bother, anything a little out of the box ( eg moving the desks into the new building and TV out of the old) was handled with no fuss.

You have great staff, doing an awesome job for you.

Sandra van Kool

Moving house the easy way

Are you looking to move house the easy way? John Bull is here to help!

Once you begin packing you may be surprised by just how much ‘stuff’ you actually have. It is vital that you don’t leave it to the week or two before you move to get started. If you do leave it this late you will find that you are in a whole world of chaos and frustration.

At John Bull, we can provide you with a packing service and also an unpacking service to save you all the hassle of doing this – the choice is yours!

John Bull Packing and Unpacking Removalist

If you are going to pack here are some tips:

BOOK YOUR REMOVALIST EARLY – So often we receive last-minute calls for bookings in the same week and this is not always something we can accommodate. By booking John Bull as soon as you know you are moving we are more likely to be available for you.

Get yourself set up with a moving workstation – At this station have a simple caddy that has packing tape, coloured labels, a marker (sharpie), notebook, boxcutter and scissors. This caddy can travel around the house as you pack and be ready to go to the dining table or desk when you need to sit and make notes.

Boxes – You can use any type of box, but you want to make sure that is it a strong one. The last thing you need is the bottom falling through when someone is carrying it. At John Bull, we can supply boxes for you.

Opportunity – There is no better time to get rid of the things you don’t want or need when you move. Don’t ever take it with you as you will never get rid of it. Sell, donate or take a trip to the tip.

Colour – By colour coding the boxes with stickers or paper you can then create a room code. This makes it so easy to know which box to put where. You also can have a list to pin up in the new house to make the drop off of the boxes so much easier.

Give it a star rating – If you know the items you need immediately unpacked give the box a 5-star rating. If it can wait a few weeks to be unpacked perhaps just 1 star.

Valuables – Take the valuables yourself in your car. This will give you the peace of mind that you know exactly where they are.

Wrap your breakables – Using the linen to wrap breakables, socks around glasses and pillows to stop things moving in boxes is a great trick.

Label the cables – By writing labels and wrapping the cables you will know how to reconnect everything. Take photos too of what is plugged where if you are unsure.moving house the easy way

Clothes – Leave them on their hangers and group them with large garbage bags. At least if they slide off the hanger you still have the item!

Suitcases – These are great to stack books or heavy items as they are on wheels!

Be organised – The more organised you are the faster it is for us, the removalists. Have everything ready the night before and then all you need to do is clean the house when it is empty.

Conclusion

The team at John Bull want your move to be as easy as possible so if you have any questions – just ask.

John Bull Removals and Storage.

 

Reasons to move house

Reasons to move house

At John Bull Removals and Storage we have made moving house our business for over 60 years. For almost everyone, we move it remains one of the most stressful things that you can do. It disrupts your entire life and puts it somewhere else. We do, however, try to ensure that your move remains one of the best things you do and try to take as much stress away from you as we can.

Our clients are generally a combination of…

  • Excited to move
  • Worried about the move

During the process of moving, you may need to remind you why you are moving in the first place.

Change of Lifestyle – The classic sea change or tree change is very common in Australia. Many of our clients are choosing this as a way to improve their lifestyle.Northern Beaches Removalists

Downsize – Often as children grow up and move out our clients find that they have too much home with too much maintenance. Moving to a smaller home with less maintenance can be perfect.

More Space – Perhaps the two bedroom apartment just isn’t suitable for your family anymore. Maybe you are having extended family come and stay as a temporary or permanent event and you need more space.

New Area – You may want to move so that you are closer to family or in a better school area.

Upgrade – It is time to upgrade your home and have things that your current house doesn’t have.

Work – Moving closer to work is a one way to improve your lifestyle and have a shorter commute each day with less time away from family. Job transfers are common reasons to move and this may be to another state or to a whole other country.

Health reasons – Perhaps you or a family member needs to be in a warmer climate or a cooler climate. Too many steps or stairs to get around can be a problem for many and a reason to move.

It was a mistake – You moved to where you are currently and have regretted it every day since. This move will be to correct your move and this time move for the right reasons. 

Regardless of the reasons you have for moving house, at John Bull Removals we will help you every step of the way and make your move as easy as possible. Contact us for a quote for your next move.

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