Your First Home on Your Own Chico CA

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

Natural Elements Feng Shui
(530) 518-2537
2615 Navarro Drive
Chico, CA
Residential Feng Shui consultations
Services Offered
Residential & Business Feng Shui consultations, space clearings, home staging, outdoor/garden Feng Shui
Amy Coderre
Natural Elements Feng Shui
Prices and/or Promotions
Prices vary depending on size of space

Harder & Associates
(530) 891-5159
363 E 6th St
Chico, CA
Cal Ling Paperworks
(530) 893-0882
5203 Colman Ranch Rd
Chico, CA
Desa Design
(530) 895-8886
102 Raley Blvd
Chico, CA
Cathy Lynch Interior Design
(530) 893-3020
1068 East Ave Ste A
Chico, CA
Diamond Window Coverings
(530) 343-5900
106 Pine Oaks Rd
Chico, CA
Flint Stephanie Interior Design
(530) 897-0347
555 Main St Ste 350
Chico, CA
Tanya Irish Interiors
(707) 548-1413
2130 Shoshone Ave
Chico, CA
Residential Design, Space Planning, Remodel consultation
Services Offered
3D image perspectives, rendorings, Plans,
Tanya Irish
Tanya Irish Interirs

Klint Kettell Interiors
(530) 343-8551
220 Broadway, #326
Chico, CA
LHP Interiors
(530) 345-7525
290 E. Washington Ave.
Chico, CA
Karen Zinniel
LHP Interiors

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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