5 Tips For Your First Move - Royal Homes 5 Tips For Your First Move - Royal Homes
My Favourites (0)
My Favourites (0)

Tips & Articles

5 Tips For Your First Move

Building Your Home


If you are moving for the first time, you might feel a little nervous or even overwhelmed by the prospect of packing. This is especially the case if moving a long distance away. The good news is we have five key tips to help you prepare for that first move. These are sure to make it as smooth as possible. In fact, you will be a pro at moving sooner than you think!

Separate By Room

Instead of just putting anything that could fit into a box, here’s an organizational plan: try packing your boxes and bins according to the room. For instance, if you have a living room bookshelf, pack books in one labelled “Living Room.” Things like pots, pans, glasses, cutlery, and dishes would go in your “Kitchen” boxes. This makes it easier for anyone bringing in the boxes, including you, to know where they belong. 

Label Everything

Speaking of labels, the next of our first time moving tips is to make sure you label absolutely everything. List the room for the box, as well as any specific details about what is in it, including if the items are fragile. You should also consider labelling everything on the side, because you will not be able to see what is on top of stacked boxes.

Ask For Assistance

No one can move on their own if they want the process to run smoothly. Everyone needs help, even if they have moved before! Be sure to ask for assistance when you need it, whether it’s just helping move boxes to and from the moving vehicle, or hiring an outside company. You can even ask friends or family who have moved before for help packing or unpacking.

Start Early

Starting early when you move means two things: one, you should start preparing for your moving day early and two, you should wake up early on your moving day. Starting the whole process early helps you spread out everything you have to do, which makes the whole moving process seem more manageable. Since you are a first-time mover, we would suggest setting aside roughly eight weeks for packing and other preparation. Do not leave it until the last minute, because this can lead to stress and forgetting things!

Waking up early and getting a head start on moving day means beating traffic and finishing earlier in the day! It also gives you a buffer in case of delays or other bumps in the road.

Use Luggage

Everyone has luggage, whether it’s duffle bags or wheeled suitcases. Put your luggage to good use during the move! We recommend packing the things you will need immediately in luggage. This makes it easy to access them. Include things like scissors to open the boxes. When hiring a moving company, we suggest keeping luggage with you, rather than having it in the truck with the movers.

From start to finish, very satisfactory.Debbie & Rich
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.

    What is your average square foot selling price?

    Prices for a complete home, including foundation vary from $200 sq-ft to over $300 because our homes are all custom built, we can design a home to fit your budget.

    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.