Your First Home on Your Own Bakersfield CA

So you’re moving into your first place in Bakersfield. There’s a lot to do to transform the empty space into a home where you can be comfortable and safe.

Debra Blackmon Interior Redesign
(661) 397-8480
3412 Stine Rd. Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
 
Denise Haddock Unique Interior
(661) 631-2083
3011 F St
Bakersfield, CA

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Unique FX By Shari White - Interior Designer
(661) 203-0075
9106 Golden Hawk Court
Bakersfield, CA
Contact
6612030075
Company
Unique FX By Shari White

Quiet Valley Building Company
626 599-8036 X8
847 Meridian Street
Duarte, CA
Services
Surveyors & Engineers, Garage & Carport, Roofing, Mirrors, FirePlaces, Concrete Foundations, Welding, Windows, Carpenters, Kitchen remodeling, Entertainment & Computer, Disability Alterations, Architects & Designers, Cabinets, Basement remodeling, Paving, Plumbing, Disaster Restoration, Central Heating System, Demolition, Window Coverings, Home Builders, Interior Decorators, Drywall and Plaster, Home Automation, Insulation, Skylights, Central Vacuum, Framing, Additions, Waterproofing, Air Con…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 30 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 759179

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Bagwell Construction Services, Inc.
(805) 553-0440
5214 Bonsai Avenue, Suite A
Moorpark, CA
Services
Landscaping - garden, Plumbing, Bathroom remodeling, Surveyors & Engineers, Window Coverings, Commercial Property Maintenance, Home Builders, Sewer & Septic, Snow Removal, Multiple Room Renovation, Home Automation, Insulation, Concrete Flatwork, Painting, Cabinets, Entertainment & Computer, Handyman, Gas Piping, Sunrooms, Sauna, Architects & Designers, Land Clearing / Bldg Site Prep, Inspection Services, Concrete Foundations, Locksmiths, Water Heaters & Tanks, Hot Tubs & Spas, Waterproofing, …
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Years in Business : 5 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 783092

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Passionate Interior Designer
(661) 549-8273
PO Box 82441
Bakersfield, CA
 
Theresa's Interiors
(661) 742-6022
1011 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA
 
Beverly Hills Movers
(310) 896-5180
9663 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

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Royal Building Co.
(619) 277-5799
3304 Calavo Drive
Spring Valley, CA
Services
Central Heating System, Home Builders, Swimming Pools, Framing, Powerwashing, Carpenters, Plumbing, Flooring, Ceilings, Additions, Bathroom remodeling, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings, Painting, Landscaping - garden, Decks & Porches, Inspection Services, Cabinets, Basement remodeling, Countertops, Concrete Foundations, Appliance installation, Sunrooms, Demolition, Window Coverings, Water Supply & Wells, Welding, Electrical, Handyman, Ducts & Vents, Doors, Kitchen remodeling, Roofing, Hot Tubs & Spa…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 6:00 AM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 25 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 812039

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Movers Corp | Los Angeles Moving Companies
(888) 755-2212
Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

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Your First Home on Your Own

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So you’re moving into your first place. There’s a lot to do to transform the empty space into a home where you can be comfortable and safe.

Hook up Utilities

Some utilities may be covered by your rent or may not be necessary in your area, so check with your landlord first. Then contact local providers to create new accounts for the services you’ll need. Keep in mind that they may require a deposit.

  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water and sewer
  • Trash collection
  • Local telephone
  • Long distance telephone
  • Cable or satellite
  • Internet

Update your Home Address

Notify important parties of your new address.

  • Post office
  • Bank accounts
  • Credit cards and loans
  • Insurance policies
  • Mobile phone
  • Drivers license and auto registration
  • Magazine and newspaper subscriptions
  • Professional memberships
  • School and alumni organizations
  • Health care providers
  • Friends and family

Furnish your Home with the Basics

You don’t need to furnish every room at once, but you’ll need a few things right away.

  • Bed
  • Table and chairs
  • Storage for clothes and your belongings
  • Sheets, blankets, and pillows
  • Towels
  • Shower curtain
  • Hangers
  • Pots, pans, and cooking utensils
  • Dishes and silverware

Stock up the Supply Closet

Be ready when it’s time to clean, and be prepared when the unexpected occurs.

  • Broom, mop, sponges, and rags
  • Cleaning products
  • Liquid dish detergent and dishwasher detergent
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry basket or hamper
  • Light bulbs
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper, tissues, and paper towel
  • Garbage bags

Stock up the Kitchen

Sooner or later you’re going to get hungry, so be ready with your favorite foods and basics.

  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Eggs
  • Spices and herbs
  • Fresh and frozen vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Beverages
  • Cooking oil
  • Butter or margarine
  • Condiments such as mayonnaise, ketchup, mustards, jams, and other spreads
  • Your favorite ingredients, prepared foods, and snacks

Get Organized

Carve out space for important papers. Use hanging folders in a filing cabinet or find a system that works for you.

  • Home lease or purchase paperwork
  • Insurance policies
  • Warranty information
  • Financial accounts and statements
  • Utility bills

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