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
 
Vallejo Designs
(209) 627-5652
4212 Mulberry Court
Tracy, CA
 
L&V Renovations
(530) 306-8608
4618 VoloMine Dr.
Diamond Springs, CA
Services
Interior Decorators, Windows, Tiling, Doors, Basement remodeling, Closets & Garage Organizers, Roofing, Entertainment & Computer, Inspection Services, Siding, Kitchen remodeling, Gutters, Carpenters, Electrical, Concrete Flatwork, Mobile Homes, Decks & Porches, Gas Piping, Additions, Painting, Insulation, Fencing, Garden Features, Ceilings, Demolition, Countertops, Flooring, Drywall and Plaster, Bathroom remodeling, Cabinets, Framing, Patios, Walks, Stone Walls, Water Heaters & Tanks, Plaster…
Company Information
Years in Business : 8 Years
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 789266

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Luis Costruction
(714) 809-9161
24363 Landover rd
Laguna Hills, CA
Services
Insulation, Architects & Designers, Central Vacuum, Roofing, Commercial Property Maintenance, Paving, Water Heaters & Tanks, Ducts & Vents, Demolition, Locksmiths, Decks & Porches, Closets & Garage Organizers, Water Supply & Wells, Sunrooms, Land Clearing / Bldg Site Prep, Gutters, Appliance installation, FirePlaces, Central Heating System, Home Builders, Mold Remediation, Inspection Services, Disability Alterations, Handyman, Basement remodeling, Mobile Homes, Sewer & Septic, Surveyors & Eng…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial, Emergency Services
Company Information
Hours : 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S,S
Years in Business : 11 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : B.915705

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Santa Monica Moving Service
(310) 692-9324
1223 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA

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Durst Contract Interiors
(209) 463-5734
2750 Cherokee road
Stockton, CA
 
The Inside Story
(775) 781-7800
By Appointment Only
Tracy, CA
 
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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H.A.S. Construction, Inc.
(310) 391-8434
11272 Washington Place
Culver City, CA
Services
Hot Tubs & Spas, Mold Remediation, Kitchen remodeling, Disability Alterations, Solar Energy, Sauna, Carpenters, Central Vacuum, Demolition, Entertainment & Computer, Handyman, Concrete Foundations, Home Builders, Skylights, Framing, Water Supply & Wells, Security, Cabinets, Waterproofing, Closets & Garage Organizers, Landscaping - garden, Land Clearing / Bldg Site Prep, Windows, Water Heaters & Tanks, Sunrooms, Swimming Pools, Disaster Restoration, Interior Decorators, Locksmiths, Mobile Home…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 51 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish, French
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : B538538
Payment Options
Accepts Credit Cards

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LCCI
(310) 464-6220
6518 La Garita Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Services
Water Supply & Wells, Entertainment & Computer, Land Clearing / Bldg Site Prep, Mobile Homes, Demolition, Carpenters, Drywall and Plaster, Landscaping - garden, Disaster Restoration, Inspection Services, Skylights, Patios, Walks, Stone Walls, Closets & Garage Organizers, Water Heaters & Tanks, Gas Piping, Plaster & Stucco, Security, Paving, Mold Remediation, Siding, Sunrooms, Handyman, Ducts & Vents, Home Automation, Home Builders, Electrical, Waterproofing, Doors, Concrete Foundations, Solar…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 4 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 846996

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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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