Tools That Every Homeowner Should Own

Once you and your family have settled into your gorgeous new Schaeffer home, the rest of your life can begin! We’re more than excited for you to experience the most rewarding journey yet, and to feel comfortable everyday in your home.

Throughout the entire homebuilding process, we do all of the heavy lifting for you. You never have to stress over the details or feel overwhelmed by any step. Once you’re moved in, however, it’s always a good idea to have a few trusted tools in your back pocket.

 

 

Check out our list of the best tools to keep in your home:

 

Screwdriver Set

A complete set comes with a variety of head sizes to get into all kinds of spaces. When you’re completing basic projects like tightening cabinet hardware, this set will be your best friend.

 

Hammer

Make sure that the head of your hammer is smooth to avoid damage to any surface that you’re working on. Get one with a grip that feels the most comfortable to you!

 

Cordless Drill

There are many things you can do with a sturdy cordless drill, including creating holes in wood without splits. With a full charge, you can take your drill anywhere without worry.

 

Measuring Tape

Accurate measurements of furniture, valuables, and walls are a must whenever you decide ro remodel. Pro tip: you’ll appreciate a measuring tape that fits in your pocket when you’re out.

 

Utility Knife

A handy general tool, your utility knife will be helpful in many different situations, and especially in the beginning of your move when you’ll be cutting open taped-boxes.

 

Leaf Rake and Snow Shovel

New Jersey is no stranger to fall leaves and winter snow, and these two tools are absolutely essential. Keep your front and back yards tidy with tools that feel comfortable in your hands!

 

Ladder

A ladder’s purpose speaks for itself, just make sure not to walk underneath it! (Just kidding…)

 

Zip Ties

Easy to store and durable, zip ties are great for a wide variety of things — from fastening flowers together to attaching tags to luggage.

 

Pliers

When you’re working with pliers, a strong tool with a firm grip will be your best aid. Different sizes and shapes work for different projects and spaces, so why not get a few kinds?

 

Handsaw

If you enjoy building your own furniture and completing various home projects, a great handsaw will help you get the job done.

There’s no better feeling than moving into your dream home. Once you’ve made it, having a few handy tools available will save you a last minute trip to the store when you need them most!

 

For more information on our Schaeffer homes and communities, please visit our website, or give us a call at 856-208-5118. We look forward to partnering with you on this incredible journey!

9 Ways to Welcome Spring Into Your Home

New Home Living Room

We never thought it would be here, but Spring is finally in full bloom and all of us at Schaeffer Family Homes in New Jersey are so excited because of all the fun ways to enjoy the season inside and outside your home! We’re more than ready to hang up our coats and make the most of spring! Here are a few design and decor tips to welcome spring into your home, so you can enjoy the season to the fullest.

  1. Bring plants and flowers into your home. Whether they’re in vases, hanging planters, or sprawled on the mantle, more greenery and color will brighten anyBUDy’s day!
  2. Designate a weekend to some Spring cleaning to bring in the new season and send out those winter woes! Nothing feels more refreshing than an organized home, so grab the vacuum and cleaning supplies and go room by room to tackle the dust and dirt that’s been building up all winter.
  3. Give your closet a makeover by switching into the clothes you’ve been waiting to wear all winter! Likewise, collect all those heavy boots and coats and put them into storage.
  4. Let the light in! Nothing feels more like spring than fresh air and natural light, so part those curtains and open up those large windows! Spring is in the air and you should have it circulating through your house.
  5. Pastels and shades of white are back on trend. Replace your pillows, curtains, and accessories to add pops of spring colors. Fun accent pieces with lots of color and even fun patterns are the perfect way to brighten up any room. With our homes, you definitely have enough room to utilize all of the trending spring colors!
  6. Lemonade, strawberry shortcake, lavender sorbet… the options are endless when it comes to cooking creatively with spring ingredients. Keep your kitchen stocked with fruits and seasonal veggies!
  7. Speaking of lavender, spring scented candles are back in stock and ready to be lit! Filling your home with all the calming and enjoyable scents of the season are the perfect way to wind down after a busy day.
  8. Getting the outside of your home ready for spring is just as important as the inside. Decorate your entryway with blossoming wreaths and potted flowers to properly welcome your guests and create an inviting new look for the season!
  9. But don’t just plant a new bed of flowers – switch out your actual bed as well! Exchange the flannel sheets and heavy comforters for lighter sheets and duvets. It’ll be easy to catch some ZZZ’s in the right linens.

 

Spring is the perfect time to have fun with your home decor. Use these helpful tips to enjoy all the feelings of the season inside and outside your home!

               

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