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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Theresa's Interiors
(661) 742-6022
1011 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA
 
ASPECT CONSTRUCTION CO.
(408) 729-5422
711 ROYAL GLEN DR.
San Jose, CA
Services
Central Heating System, Doors, Home Automation, Handyman, Roofing, Home Builders, Flooring, Landscaping - garden, Tiling, Countertops, Water Supply & Wells, Lawn Care, Waterproofing, Electrical, Bathroom remodeling, Mirrors, Siding, Plaster & Stucco, Entertainment & Computer, Heating, Ceilings, Basement remodeling, Barns Sheds & Outbuildings, Concrete Foundations, Powerwashing, Painting, Central Vacuum, Interior Decorators, Gas Piping, Carpenters, Windows, Sewer & Septic, Commercial Property …
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Years in Business : 17 Years
Licensing Information
License # : B852549

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Best Mission Viejo Movers
(949) 415-5605
26012 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA

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Passionate Interior Designer
(661) 549-8273
PO Box 82441
Bakersfield, CA
 
Unique FX By Shari White - Interior Designer
(661) 203-0075
9106 Golden Hawk Court
Bakersfield, CA
Contact
6612030075
Company
Unique FX By Shari White

Sanctuary Design, Inc.
(949) 500-6190
112 28th Street
Newport Beach, CA
Services
Architects & Designers, Window Coverings, Additions, Tiling, Kitchen remodeling, Multiple Room Renovation, Bathroom remodeling, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings, Sauna, Mirrors, Interior Decorators, Lighting, Flooring, Windows, Countertops, Disability Alterations, Entertainment & Computer, FirePlaces, Basement remodeling, Painting, Cabinets
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Hours : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 4 Years
Languages Spoken : English, French
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License # : N/A
Payment Options
Accepts Credit Cards

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Elements Design Studios, Inc.
(559) 237-3779
1452 W. Minarets
Fresno, CA

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Two Men And A Truck Sacramento
(916) 852-7411
8167 Belvedere Avenue
Sacramento, 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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