Your First Home on Your Own Stockton CA

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

Alverson's Custom Upholestry and Fabric Center
(209) 943-0766
1119 Delivery
Stockton, CA
 
The Inside Story
(775) 781-7800
By Appointment Only
Tracy, CA
 
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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Two Men And A Truck Sacramento
(916) 852-7411
8167 Belvedere Avenue
Sacramento, CA

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Beverly Hills Movers
(310) 896-5180
9663 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

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Durst Contract Interiors
(209) 463-5734
2750 Cherokee road
Stockton, CA
 
Vallejo Designs
(209) 627-5652
4212 Mulberry Court
Tracy, CA
 
Apex Moving Redondo Beach
(310) 388-4965
409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA

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Tom Zimmerman Construction
(213) 595-7091
4535 Starling Way
Los Angeles, CA
Services
Home Builders, Kitchen remodeling, Home Automation, Doors, Architects & Designers, Painting, Fencing, Electrical, Bathroom remodeling, Multiple Room Renovation, Flooring, Interior Decorators, Decks & Porches, Tiling, Countertops, Additions, Framing, Roofing, FirePlaces, Siding, Windows, Sunrooms, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings, Lighting
Service Types
Residential
Company Information
Hours : 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 25 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
License # : 658526

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Loyola Builders / Cell 310-995-1792/ 310-316-3648
(310) 316-3648
727 S. Broadway Ave. Suite B
Redondo Beach, CA
Services
Water Heaters & Tanks, Landscaping - garden, Carpenters, Cabinets, Skylights, Solar Energy, Painting, Plaster & Stucco, Ceilings, Fencing, Waterproofing, Roofing, Siding, Lighting, Disaster Restoration, Plumbing, Electrical, Doors, Garage & Carport, Drywall and Plaster, Mold Remediation, Kitchen remodeling, Security, Bathroom remodeling, Multiple Room Renovation, Mobile Homes, Additions, Commercial Property Maintenance, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings, Home Builders, Framing, Real Estate, Garden Fe…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 25 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : n/a
Payment Options
Accepts Credit Cards

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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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