Sooner or later, everyone needs certain basic tools to tackle little home improvement projects or repairs. By creating a small tool kit containing the basics, you’ll be prepared when you need them to make those repairs or tackle those projects. Here are some of the necessities to include in your household tool kit.
Hammer And An Assortment Of Nails.
One of the first things you should have is a good hammer and an assortment of nails. Get a hammer that is heavy enough for you to drive nails in with, but light enough that you can easily control it. Hammers with a smooth face are best for minor around-the-house projects. This way there is less chance of a pattern being left on anything.
Your next essential purchase is a small tape measure. You can buy them in different lengths, but a 12-foot tape measure is small and easy to use and should be adequate for measuring most rooms in your house. You will often use it to determine if furniture will fit through doorways and in rooms in particular spots before you physically try to move the furniture itself.
Good lighting is a frequently overlooked tool that can make little repair jobs a lot easier. From flashlights to snake lights or lights that clamp on to something and don’t need you to hold them, you need to see what you are doing to do it well. So purchase a few versatile lights you’ll use often.
A cordless Drill
It’s also incredibly helpful to have a few power tools at home. A cordless drill is a great addition to your tool kit! Even if you don’t think you’ll use one a lot, pick up a small 9-volt drill to have on hand. Check to be sure it comes with both a flat-head tip and a Phillips head tip as well as some drill bits.
Saws are also very handy to have around the house. Circular saws can cut all kinds of different things if handled properly. And they’re portable which is a real plus. Just take them where you need them. Table saws make nice straight cuts on long boards and can be very beneficial, as well.
Wet Or Dry Vacuum
Do It Yourself ventures, and any home remodeling work are ensured to get muddled. To make cleaning process a convenience, a vacuum cleaner is an absolute necessity to fight the load of dirt and debris that power tools create. A vacuum cleaner that has different spots, wet and dry choices and incredible drive will address cleanliness issues.