Now that you have your own place, be it renting or one that you actually own, you need a set of trusty home tools for repairs and simple DIY projects that you want to carry out.
You don’t need an extensive collection. These basic ones will do:
You don’t need one of every type, just the common X-shape and flathead ones will do. You’re bound to deal with loose screws every once in a while, so this tool is definitely a must-have.
2. Adjustable wrench
Instead of getting a fixed wrench to deal with bolts and nuts, invest a little more on one that’s adjustable. It’s more convenient as you can use one tool on a range of different bolt sizes.
3. Tape measure
For the times when you need new furniture, or when you’re thinking of doing some minor renovation. Get the tape measures that can stretch up to at least 10 metres.
Sometimes you need to beat things into place – that’s when this good ole’ tool is most useful. A good hammer is one that light but solid, as you need the leverage for easy swinging.
These are especially useful when it comes to dealing with wires. You can also get the side cutters to cut electrical cables.
Light bulbs need replacing, fan blades need cleaning. That’s why you need a ladder at home; unless you’re more than six feet tall.
This is not just useful when it comes to looking for missing keys or rings under heavy furniture. Think about the possibility of a blackout or short circuits during rainy days. It’s good to have one of these at home.
These tools are only meant for simple repairs and DIY projects at home. If you need help with something major, do get the professionals to help you with the bigger stuff.
This article first appeared in kaodim.com
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