Planning Your Move: Settle In Quickly And Comfortably - Royal Homes Planning Your Move: Settle In Quickly And Comfortably - Royal Homes
My Favourites (0)
My Favourites (0)

Tips & Articles

Planning Your Move: Settle In Quickly And Comfortably

Building Your Home

Are you moving to a new home soon? Regardless of whether you are moving to a new city or simply to a new house nearby, moving is a big event. It can get overwhelming to many people if they are not fully versed in how to make moving as smooth as possible. This is especially true because hardly anyone actually enjoys moving all of their things from place to place.

The good news? You can actually settle into your new home quickly and comfortably. How, you may ask? We have compiled a selection of tips for you to make the moving process smooth—so smooth you will not believe it.

Strategize and Organize

The first thing you need to do when you are going to move is devise a strategy and organize everything you possibly can. Do you need to hire a moving company, or can you rely on your friends? Get in touch with the company or your friends as soon as possible. Also, note that while you will need to pay the moving company cold hard cash, you can likely exchange help from your friends for something like pizza and drinks once the moving is finished.

Be sure to make a list of everything you require for the move, including if you need boxes, what utilities to set up at your new home, the route you want to take, what to pack first versus necessities leading up to the move, et cetera.

Use Your Labels

Do you want to make unpacking easy? Do you want to know where everything is, so you can unpack the most important boxes first? The key is to label everything. Make sure to at least put the name of the room on top of the box in clear lettering. If you have multiple boxes going to the same room, and you likely will, also consider writing a brief description of the contents.

The labels indicating the room are helpful to anyone assisting you in the move, and the details can ensure you unpack strategically. For instance, why unpack a box of books before you have your bookshelf set up and ready to go?

Transfer Utilities

What utilities do you need to transfer? Do not forget your Internet or phone line! Make a list, and be sure to include the company contact information for each. Talk to the companies ahead of time and let them know about your move. In many instances, some will need notice for you to get out of your contract. Always research so you know the specific timelines for your situation.

If you need to set up with new companies at your new home, such as if you are moving to a different city, start researching as soon as you know the date of the move. This research, combined with talking to current utility companies, can ensure you experience as little service disconnection as possible.

Get Extra Supplies

You are going to need a lot of supplies to move from one house to another. Make sure you don’t need to worry about having enough by always buying extra! Write a list of what you need—e.g. boxes, packing tape, and packing material (like bubble wrap)—and then go a bit beyond the basic numbers. For instance, if you think 30 boxes, try getting 35 to 40 instead. Getting extra in advance helps streamline the process, so you don’t need to run out at the last minute in search of boxes, tape, or anything else.


I really liked the fact that after I had made my choices, everything went smoothly. The building process was hassle-free. I did not have to worry about delays, weather or missing pieces.Mai-Liis
Email Us
  • FAQ

    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.