August 2019 - Building your dream home is the ultimate goal for many Australians, however it isn’t always feasible. An alternative is renovating an older home. Renovating a home takes a lot of planning & hard work, but the results are more than worth it in the end. We've put together 14 steps to renovating your home.
August 2019 - People move into shared accommodation for several reasons. Whatever your reason, consider the pros and cons of this decision to make sure you are moving forwards and not backwards. Here are some things to consider when weighing up the pros and cons of this decision.
July 2019 - Office environments can be a breeding ground for negative health habits, a lack of self-awareness and a surge in daily stress and anxiety levels. That’s why it’s extremely important for employers to understand their company’s health and wellbeing situation as a whole.
June 2019 - The life-changing opportunities and upbeat city lifestyle are two of the main reasons why people move to Sydney. With some of the best education institutes in the country, endless career opportunities, pumping festivals and international concerts all year round, it is the place to be if you are after a fast-paced lifestyle.
May 2019 - Despite what you might think, small living spaces can be a work of magic if you give them some thought and creativity. Whether you’re staying or going to smaller living space, or just trying to rework what you’ve got already, here’s 7 tips to help you utilise every room to being as big as you want them to feel.
February 2019 - Making the transition from high school to university is an exciting and hectic process for many different reasons. But hey, nothing worthwhile comes without a little challenge, right? Your new student life is bound to fall into place in no time - all it takes is some planning before you make the move and you’ll be away laughing!
January 2019 - 2019 is here and that means a clean slate ready for a fresh start! New goals are on the horizon & the air around you is ready to be inhaled through a reinvented exercise regime. Or perhaps you’re just looking forward to a change of scenery and a new living situation.
December 2018 - Backyard tennis courts are great for entertaining guests, spending quality time with family and friends, and they increase the value of your house. To ensure that you maintain the longevity and quality of your tennis court, make sure you have considered all the necessary steps, requirements and logistics before building the tennis court. Follow the steps below to build the perfect tennis court for your friends and family to enjoy.
December 2018 - Moving house can be an exciting time. It can also be a time when things reach their breaking point - quite literally. If the moving process is not planned well, it can result in some unwanted breakages. When packing up your belongings to move house, the quality and consideration of the boxes you use, makes a huge difference on the outcome.
December 2018 - If you’re looking for a change of scenery and you’re torn between living in Melbourne or Sydney, there are a few things you should consider first. They’re both beautiful cities with great beaches, shops, cafes and events. Making a decision can be tough! It requires comparing a number of factors such as the cost and quality of living, as well as weighing up other important considerations to help you make the right decision.
November 2018 - Many Australians are moving interstate to cities that cater to their lifestyle demands, which often means moving your car interstate. It makes life much easier if you use a company that can move your furniture and car so they can make everything arrives at the same time and place.
November 2018 - A veggie garden is a great way to ensure you are getting plenty of fruit & vegetables in your diet, reduce the amount of plastic used from bagging produce at the supermarket & creating a more diverse backyard. It can be whatever you decide to make it, here are some tried & tested steps make your own.
October 2018 - The benefits of having a garage are two-fold: protection for your car and extra storage space for your belongings. However, they can also very easily turn into a minefield if they are disorganised and cluttered. We’ve put together 10 tips that should help you make it as easy as possible.
October 2018 - Moving day is full of tedious tasks, from sorting through endless amounts of bits and pieces, to individually wrapping every glass & mug that you own. But none are as tedious as the dreaded final clean before you hand over the keys. Dry Cleaning vs Steam Cleaning Your Carpets, Which Option is Best?
October 2018 - New Zealand has been ranked as one of the best countries to live in with a reputation of being safe, with endless career & education opportunities & breath-taking views. Understandably, when moving to New Zealand there are many questions around choosing where to live. Here are the top eight cities.
October 2018 - Home offices have gone beyond being an afterthought, such as a space at the end of the dining room table. With many people now working from their home as employers offer greater flexibility, home offices are fast becoming major parts of the household. Here's how to setup your home office.
September 2018 - You dream of doing only the things you want to do, and not have to work another day in your life. Sounds like bliss! But the closer people get to retirement age, the more people start to dread the thought of actually moving into a retirement home. But retirement homes are not what they used to be.
September 2018 - When buying a new home, there’s more to consider than just the location. You’ve settled on a property you absolutely adore, whether that be a new, totally-modern high-rise city apartment, an older, more classic character home, and now it’s time to style accordingly!
August 2018 - Are you moving from Australia to the UK? The United Kingdom is an ideal destination for young Australian’s wanting to further their career or experience life on the other side of the world, for families searching for a different paced lifestyle, and for couples who want to retire. Here's how John Ryan Removals can help.
August 2018 - Changing your location and embracing a new home environment can be challenging both physically and emotionally – especially for children and teenagers. Delicate emotions can run high as beloved former bedrooms are stripped of toys, gadgets and personalised wall art. What support can you give to your child who is about to move to a new place?
July 2018 - The exterior of your home plays a major role in creating a lasting impression. The visual impact of a stunning paint job can do wonders, particularly if you are looking at selling your home. If you’re looking for a way to maximise value, consider repainting your house. Here are some DIY tips.
July 2018 - Moving into a new office can be an exciting milestone for your company. Perhaps business is booming & you have outgrown your current space. Maybe you’re expanding your team or your operations & need more room, or different facilities. Here are the key things to look for when considering a new office
June 2018 - Buying a new house is a wonderful milestone but it can also be a logistical nightmare, particularly if moving out and moving in dates don’t line up. With a house load of furniture to store, you’ve found yourself in a bit of a pickle. The solution? Container storage in Melbourne’s South East.
June 2018 - Moving to a new home is a strenuous task, and not one for the faint-hearted! Often requiring more than a full weekend to pack and unpack your belongings, the physical challenge of moving home yourself should not be underestimated. Here’s how to avoid injury when moving house.
May 2018 - It’s a fact - Australians are on the move! Over 7 million of them in the past four years to be precise. But where they’re going may come as a surprise. Australians aren’t moving to a new country, they’re moving to new parts of the country.
May 2018 - Your home is likely to be the largest investment you’ve made in life thus far and when it comes time to sell and move, you should aim to get the best price you can. Whether you’re in a small inner-city apartment or have acreage in the countryside, there are always things you can do to help increase the value of your home.
April 2018 - Moving internationally can be a big undertaking. There are many aspects of your relocation to organise besides the actual packing and moving of your furniture. From new jobs for you and your partner, new schools for the kids, quarantine processes for family pets and work visas or family visas to organise, the checklist can seem endless.
March 2018 - You’re on the move – how exciting! A new home, new city or new country awaits. Moving house is an exciting time in your life. Perhaps you’ve bought your first home, are upgrading your home, or even moving to a new city for a job. Whatever the reason, moving house marks an important time in your life, but it can end up costing more than you initially anticipated.
March 2018 - Selecting a house removals company can be a big decision, one that can ultimately determine your moving day experience. Moving house is a stressful task, and your house removalist should be on hand to help you at every step necessary. They should make moving day a breeze, and you should feel confident in their skills and experience.
February 2018 - Optimising your office layout for increased productivity & wellness has become a hot topic recently. The conversation is not a new one, but new technology & layout concepts have reignited the discussion around providing a working environment where employees feel comfortable & can do their best work.
February 2018 - Building your dream home is one of the most exciting things you can do. Designing the layout, the bedroom sizes, the living spaces and more mean your home will be exactly what you’ve always dreamed of. Building a new home requires a lot of careful planning and preparation.
January 2018 - The New Year is a great opportunity to reflect on where we’re at with our jobs, relationships & stage of life. Many of us make changes, as the saying goes “New Year New Me!”. Some prefer to make small measurable goals, while others prefer to make major changes such as moving to a new house, city, state or even overseas.
January 2018 - The New Year can bring many new life changes and events that can often mean relocating overseas. Perhaps you’re relocating for a new job, wanting to be closer to friends or family, or just wanting to experience another part of the world. People move overseas for many different reasons, and to many different places.
December 2017 - So you just landed your dream job, or got offered an amazing new career opportunity – but there’s a catch. You have to relocate for the job. There’s no need to see this as an obstacle in the way of a promising step up the career ladder, but rather to see it as a fresh start in an exciting new city.
December 2017 - Before selling your house, first things first, give your house a good clean. Clear the cobwebs, clean the skirting boards and wash the floors. Pay attention to kitchens and bathrooms as these spaces often sell houses. Windows allow natural light into the house so clean these inside and out.
November 2017 - Moving house is an exciting experience, particularly if you’re moving into your dream home! But sometimes things don’t go to plan, or timings don’t fall into place and your move isn’t as seamless as you thought it would be. And instead, you’re left with a whole bunch of furniture, nowhere to put it, and nowhere to move into yet.
November 2017 - So, your business is growing, and you need a bigger office space. But how big is your business and workforce going to get? What if you sign a lease on a bigger office only to find your business outgrows it in a matter of months? Or, you sign a lease for a bigger office space that you don’t end up being able to grow in to?
October 2017 - If your business is booming, then relocating your office to a space better equipped to handle your expanding business activities in inevitable. Shopping for a new office space is an exciting time for a growing business, particularly if you’ve been a part of the business since its inception.
October 2017 - There are many things to consider when moving to a new house. Deciding on a moving date, choosing a relocation company, arranging the disconnection and reconnection of services, organising the children’s belongings as well as someone to look after them on moving day, the list goes on!
September 2017 - Found your dream house? That’s great! Moving house is an exciting new adventure. While you are preparing for the big move, there are a number of things you’ll need to take into consideration. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of moving, and you may be most focused on packing up your belongings and arranging a moving company.
August 2017 - One major change that we will all experience at one time or another is moving or relocating. This could mean moving house, moving cities, or moving office. If you’re a business owner or director, it’s highly likely that at some point you’ll be faced with the decision to move offices. Whether your company is expanding or contracting, or branching into new markets...
August 2017 - Firstly, congratulations on your new home! A new house offers so many exciting opportunities – upsizing, a new neighbourhood, the chance to redecorate, an extra bedroom or a bigger kitchen. But before you move into your new home, you must prepare to move out of your current home.
July 2017 - When moving house, one of the hardest tasks can be finding effective ways to move your large furniture and other heavy items. Physically, it can be quite a demanding task, not to mention the increased risk of injury. Straining your back, neck or other body parts can be a huge inconvenience and cause significant delays on moving day.
July 2017 - Moving house can be an incredibly stressful event, especially if there are kids involved or if your house is particularly large. Even once all the packing is done and your belongings are ready to go in the moving truck, there is still the last arduous task of cleaning. There are a few things you can prepare before moving day so that the cleaning is as simple and time efficient as possible.
June 2017 - United States President Donald Trump has received heavy media backlash following his recent decision to back out of the Paris Agreement. While the biggest men in business can get climate change wrong, it doesn’t mean your workplace should follow suit. Between piles of paperwork, excessive air conditioning and electronic energy consumption, offices are breeding grounds for landfill, greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change.
June 2017 - Picture this: you’ve just been offered the job promotion of your dreams. This new job is everything you’ve ever wanted and more – better pay, an office to yourself, your very own team to manage, and a savvy job title that gives you an extra skip in your step - you can hardly wait to begin! Only, there’s a catch. You live in Melbourne and the job is in Queensland. A daunting 1,700 kilometres away.
May 2017 - Year after year, you’ve worked hard in your job. Finally, the time has come to hang up your boots, put away your forklift license, store your stethoscope out of sight, fold up your apron and indulge in some hard-earned leisure time. There are a number of exciting retirement-friendly destinations that can provide a haven of relaxation, freedom and comfort for anyone looking to expand their horizons.
May 2017 - Investing in property is no light decision, but there are many rewards that come with owning an investment property. As an asset with plenty of practical uses and opportunity for return, investing in property is seen as a stable and fairly safe financial choice for many Australians.
April 2017 - Is your business expanding? Are you on the hunt for new premises? Be sure to keep Melbourne in mind when planning your office relocation. Often voted as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne is considered by many to be the darling of Australia.
April 2017 - There's no way to sugar-coat it: moving house is stressful. Add kids into the mix and the pressure increases tenfold. It's not even just that, you have to think about schools and childcare on top of everything else. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take towards making the whole process a lot less stressful for everybody.
March 2017 - In the busy day-to-day running of a business, the office can feel like just a backdrop. But as the space in which your team spends most — if not all — of their working lives, the work environment you provide is major factor in staff satisfaction and productivity. Finding the right office for your business can be a lengthy and challenging process, but it's definitely something worth getting right first time.
March 2017 - Moving house is arguably one of life’s most stressful experiences. Packing up your entire life and moving it from one property to another is a daunting task, and it can be very challenging knowing where to begin. Like any big life event, moving house requires careful consideration and planning.
March 2017 - If you’re looking for a change of scenery and you’re torn between living in Melbourne or Sydney, there are a few things you should consider first. They’re both beautiful cities with great beaches, shops, cafes and events. Making a decision can be tough! It requires comparing a number of factors such as the cost and quality of living, as well as weighing up other important considerations to help you make the right decision.
February 2017 - Sick of the rat race, your small apartment or those over crowded streets? Or maybe you’re thinking you just need a change? If you’re saying yes to any of the above, then it’s time to consider a sea or tree change. Without the pressure and demands of a busy city life, a sea or tree change lets you focus on what matters most.
February 2017 - Moving offices can be a disruptive and stressful experience for a business and its staff. However it is also an exciting opportunity for a fresh start. Finding a more functional space that will better accommodate your business needs, and creating an inviting space for your staff can do wonders for the workplace culture.
January 2017 - It’s easy to get anxious about the safety of your personal possessions during a move, particularly when valuable antique furniture is involved. Repairing an antique piece of furniture is often a very pricey task. Even the smallest amount of damage can significantly impact the value of the item. For these pieces, it is best to enlist the help of an expert furniture removalist. However, if you must do it yourself, then here are some hard-and-fast rules to follow.
January 2017 - It doesn’t matter if you are moving across Melbourne or moving interstate, it is important to choose the right removalist company. For all house removals, hiring experienced removalists to pack, transport and unpack your belongings can ensure your move is as stress free as possible.
January 2017 - Getting tired of big city living? You’re not alone. An increasing numbers of Australians, from various stages of life, are abandoning city living in favour of an easier, more relaxed lifestyle, either in the countryside or near the beach. Even if you're using a house removal company, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure that all your belongings are kept safe and end up exactly where they're supposed to.
December 2016 - It’s no secret that moving house can be one of the most stressful things you'll ever do. But the good news is, with a little preparation you can feel organised and ultimately save yourself time and eliminate stress. Even if you're using a house removal company, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure that all your belongings are kept safe and end up exactly where they're supposed to.
December 2016 - When moving house, most people fret about moving the larger items, but forget to plan how they will move their electronics and appliances. These can often be more of logistical nightmare than expected. From desktop computers to televisions and washing machines, these items come with big price tags, so you want to ensure that they make it to your new home unscathed. Here’s how to prepare your electronics and appliances for relocation.
December 2016 - If you can’t bear the thought of leaving your beloved pool table behind, don’t worry - you don’t have to! Most pool tables are designed with relocation in mind. But if you don’t get the furniture removalists in to help, you may run the risk of damaging your pool table during the relocation process. To move your pool table yourself, you’ll need tools, muscle power, and protective packaging.
November 2016 - There are many reasons why people need to downsize. Perhaps the kids have moved out and the house is now too big and requires too much upkeep. Or maybe your parents can no longer look after themselves and need to move into a retirement village. Whatever the reason, downsizing is no easy feat, and should be planned and sorted before hiring a house moving service.
November 2016 - Pianos are large, heavy, valuable and expensive instruments, making them incredibly difficult to move in more ways than one. Pianos already look heavy, but they’re much heavier than expected. Combine this with uneven weight distribution, tricky angles and an odd overall shape, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster when moving a piano.
November 2016 - With so many moving companies now promoting their services, it can be hard to know who the good guys are, and which companies to avoid. Many have testimonials on their website but how do you know if they are legitimate unless you know someone who has used their services before?
November 2016 - Moving containers are a safe and affordable way to get your items across the country or around the world. John Ryan Removals have a number of moving container options to suit every kind of move; whether it be local, international, residential or commercial.
October 2016 - Moving house is stressful, let alone when you're moving across the country. Moving from one city to another may not be just a short trip down a highway but require navigating bustling cities, long stretches of dry desert or even the snow-capped mountains of the Australian Alps. John Ryan Removals can assist with your interstate relocation in Australia.
October 2016 - So you’re thinking of moving overseas? How about moving to the land of the free? Americans think it’s the greatest country on earth and you can’t fault their patriotism. The United States is big and it’s bold, and it’s often where people go to make a name for themselves however Australians are moving to the USA from Australia for a variety of reasons.
October 2016 - As the only country in the world to be considered it’s own continent, you could say Australia is pretty big. So when you’re moving to the other side of the country, you’re faced with a rather large and challenging task when compared to moving across town. The key to moving across Australia is knowing that it’s a job for the professionals.
September 2016 - For the first time in decades, more Australians are moving to New Zealand, than New Zealanders moving to Australia. There are many reasons why Aussies are moving to New Zealand, such as career opportunities, the strength of the economy, the lifestyle or to be closer to family.
September 2016 - Thought moving house was hard? Try moving your office or business. Moving all your office furniture, computers, and filing systems is stressful. John Ryan Removals are the leading commercial removalists in Melbourne, and can help you move with minimal disruption to your business.
September 2016 - At John Ryan Removals we have the resources, expertise & a vast network to ensure you have a streamlined move across Melbourne, interstate or overseas. Our processes and services have made us the benchmark for all other removalists in Melbourne.
August 2016 - Moving your home or office doesn’t just involve hiring a removalist company the day before you move and praying that everything will go to plan. You need to properly prepare your home and furniture, and your removalist company needs to know a few things in advance.
August 2016 - Whether you’re moving house or relocating your entire office, shifting can be a stressful experience. Especially when you consider all the things that could go wrong, such as damaged furniture and unreliable moving companies. John Ryan Removals are the leading furniture removalists in Melbourne, and we have put together some helpful tips on how to move and protect large furniture.
July 2016 - Moving interstate can be stressful and time consuming due to the geographic distance & travel time required. Simplify your move, with an experienced removalist. They can provide you with appropriate planning, guidance and professional assistance.
April 2016 - More people are seeking new work & lifestyle opportunities abroad. International moving services help people move with a range of relocation options.