Must Have Tools for Home
Congratulations on the new home! Now it’s time to start making personal touches to your new space. Here’s a list of tools so you can accomplish any home maintenance or DIY project.
-An old school curved claw hammer- Go for solid steel so it will last forever.
-Multibit screwdriver- Save space and still accomplish basic task with a screwdriver that keeps all of the bits in the handle.
-A cordless drill/driver- Whether it’s hanging a photo or installing new cabinets, a cordless drill/driver is a timesaver.
-An assortment of nails and screws- A smell set can run as low as $5 and really help out in a pinch.
-An Allen wrench or hex key set- A new home typically means new furniture and lots of assembly. A hex key set is exactly what you need to put it all together.
-A stud finder- No, I’m not talking about your husband, an actual stud finder. Hanging a new TV or shelf? You’ll definitely need one. Go for the nice one that can even detect live wiring. SHOCKING!
-A drain snake- The first time you get a really bad clog and you’ll be thanking me for saving you a couple hundred dollars on having a plumber come out. This thing gets what a plunger just can push out.
-A pipe wrench- Plumbing issues are inevitable over time and you’ll want to be prepared with one of the most basic tools needed. Go for an adaptable model for more versatility.
-Hand-held sander- Wanting to country chic the dresser you found at a local flea market? You’ll need a hand-held sander.
-An adjustable wrench- Don’t always use wrenches but need one in a pinch? A good adjustable will hold you over.
-A level- Everything from hanging a photo, replacing flooring or hanging a new TV, will all need a level. A good one will last a lifetime.
-Plunger- Just like a drain snake, you can save yourself a lot of plumbing headaches and money with a plunger.
-A socket set- Not only can a socket set be used on home appliances, it’s great for automotive repairs.
-Locking tape measure- No need for an extra hand when a good tape measure locks in place.
-A caulk gun- Leaky window or shower seal? Caulk it!
-Putty Knife- Need to patch up small holes? Do it yourself with putty and good putty knife.
-Flashlight- You’ll need a quality flashlight when you have your first power outage or checking a breaker box late at night.
-A portable shop vac- A 4 gallon is perfect for keeping in the closet but a lifesaver when you have a larger mess or any flooding.
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