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2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 13, 2017

New Year's Resolutions for Your HomeNow that the chaos of the holidays is over, many of us are hungry for change and a fresh start. A new year is the perfect place to implement new habits & routines to live the life you have always wanted and to reach the goals that you have set. These new habits usually include healthy eating and more exercise, but we would argue that home improvement and care is just as important (your home is where you do most of your living after all!). As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home: 

Remove Excess

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! Schedule a day to take a good, hard look at all of the things you own, recall the last time you used them, the likelihood that you will use them within the next six months and the value that they bring to your life and your home. If you find items that haven’t been used in ages, that you aren’t likely to use in the near future and that don’t serve a specific purpose in your life or home, put them in a pile and let them go. This practice is simple, yet life-changing when you experience the mental space that is cleared up by simply decluttering. 

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OSHA VPP Safety Award
California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently recognized Shea Homes for outstanding achievement in the area of workplace health and safety.

Cal/OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program – Construction (VPPC) recognizes companies who have implemented health and safety programs that effectively prevent and control occupational hazards. These companies go beyond minimal Cal/OSHA standards and provide the best feasible protection at the worksite. VPPC companies, like Shea Homes, are considered workplace health and safety leaders in the construction industry. Umbria by Shea Homes in Mountain House, was one of the first communities to receive this high honor.

Shea Homes is proud to be a VPPC recipient. This was truly a collaborative team effort, including OSHA, Shea Homes and our trade partners.. “Safety is the Shea way,” says Ed Calderon, Shea Homes Northern California Safety Manager. Shea Homes fosters a culture of safety with their “Nobody Gets Hurt Today” Program. One of Shea’s top priorities is to ensure that everyone working on a Shea construction site safely returns home to their families at the end of each day.

 

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 8, 2016

Get Social
Now that the excesses of the holidays are over, many of us shift into self-improvement mode. It could be the possibilities represented by the dawning of a New Year. (Or maybe it’s our tight pants!) Either way, now is the time to set our New Year’s resolutions. Healthy eating and more exercise usually top the list. Home improvement is right up there too. As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home:

Lose Weight

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! If you haven’t yet read Marie Kondo’s best-selling de-cluttering book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, order it now. The best $10 investment you can make, and your home will thank you for it. The guiding principle of Kondo’s autonomous Kon Mari method? Keep only that which brings you joy. Simple, yet life-changing.

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When your home is a hard hat area. Six Tips for staying safe.

by Shea Homes Colorado on October 27, 2015

 

Somehow, watching a beautiful home rise from a hole in the ground just never grows old, even for the Shea construction crew. Of course it’s even more thrilling to watch when it’s your own new Shea home. More than the typical homebuilder, Shea encourages homebuyers to visit the construction site. Not only at four major milestones (welcome meeting, pre-drywall orientation, walkthrough, and delivery), but at additional, once-a-month visits too. Safety precautions are essential at these busy construction sites though, says Jeff Palumbo, Shea Homes Colorado’s Manager of Safety and Environment. Here are Jeff’s six tips for staying safe while charting the progress of your home-to-be.

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October is time to winterize your home

October 8, 2015
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  In October, weather is even more unpredictable than usual. By the end of the month, average temperatures will have dropped 12 degrees. And while temperatures typically soar into the 80s and 90s for a day or two, snow shovels will make their first appearance. If you’re new to Colorado, you’ll want to check out […]

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Grab a hardhat: Visiting your home during construction

July 24, 2015




Did you ever wonder what a home under construction looks like from the inside? Many of us have driven by new communities and seen house frames go up or windows being delivered to a construction site, but when you build a Shea Home, you get a front row seat to the construction of your dream […]

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Shea Homes Water Safety

June 26, 2015




Like it or not, Arizona’s sizzling summer heat has arrived. The kids are on summer break and there is nothing more refreshing than taking a dip in the swimming pool. At Shea Homes, we’re passionate about caring for our customers, which is why we want to share a couple of important water safety tips to […]

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Shea Homes Arizona Partners with RxArmory to keep your kids safe from the #1 cause of accidental death in teenagers

May 23, 2014




Did you know that over six thousand Americans abuse prescription drugs that were not prescribed to them for the first time every day? About one-third of these people are teens, ages 12-17, according the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). As a family-owned business, Shea Homes Arizona strives to always put family first […]

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Customer Care Connection: How to Care for your Garage Door

October 25, 2013




This week on our Shea Homes Arizona social media, we featured another “Customer Care Connection” video teaching you how to preserve and protect your garage door. Out of all of the parts of your home that you strive to care for, how often does the garage door come to mind? This part of the home […]

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