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Tools That Every Homeowner Should Own

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

Throughout the homebuilding process, we do all the heavy lifting for you. You never have to stress over the details or feel overwhelmed by any step. However, once you’re moved in, 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 fit into all kinds of spaces. This set will be your best friend when you’re completing basic projects like tightening cabinet hardware.


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

Cordless Drill

A sturdy cordless drill allows you to do many things, including creating holes in wood without splitting. With a full charge, you can take your drill anywhere without worry.

Measuring Tape

Accurate furniture, valuables and wall measurements are necessary whenever you 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, especially at 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; these two tools are essential. Keep your front and back yards tidy with tools that feel comfortable in your hand.


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 various things — from fastening flowers together to attaching tags to luggage.


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?


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 call 856-208-5118. We look forward to partnering with you on this incredible journey!

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