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


  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

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To all our clients both existing and new, we wish you a wonderful, safe and cheerful time during this holiday season. We know that many of you will be travelling, having time with family and friends or just relaxing at home. So, regardless of your plans during this time, keep yourself safe and do the things that you love so you are ready to take on 2018.

An Ode to Christmas Food

Eat up, it is Christmas time, food is going amok:
Turkey, peas, potatoes, and dressing perhaps even a duck.
It’s OK, eat away:
Corn, gravy, cranberries, ham.
Eat up, it is Christmas day:
Salad, rolls, butter and jams.

Eat up, it is Christmas time:
Chips, bean dip, carrots, peas.
You must do it, it is the season.
Grape juice, milk, teas and coffee.
You can not refuse; there is no reason:
Cake, gum, chocolate, candy.

The year is ending, never fear.
New Years Eve will soon be here
All resolutions will be listed in play.
A diet awaits you the very next day.

Merry Christmas2017 has been a busy year for John Bull Removals and Storage. We have continued to deliver the service you know and expect from us and with storage requirements growing we expanded. John Bull moved into larger premises to offer our clients a larger space to store their items safely and securely.

With 2018 just around the corner we are excited to see what it holds for both John Bull and our clients.

Take care and stay safe over this holiday time, enjoy your celebrations. We look forward to working with you in 2018 and beyond.

Happy New Year


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.

John Bull Removals and Storage Northern Beaches

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

John Bull Removals and Storage Northern Beaches

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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