How To


When living in a home, a well-equipped toolkit is essential for everything from basic home repair to fun weekend DIY projects. But what should be in the included in your kit?

The tools you need depend upon your goals. If you plan to build your own furniture, then you’ll want invest in high-quality hand and power tools. If you only plan on fixing a few things here and there, the list below is a great source of information for your needs.

For most jobs around the house, a 16-ounce claw-style hammer will be your best bet. Consider a cushioned grip for ease of use.

Tape measure
A heavy duty tape measure is crucial for measuring furniture, tackling a DIY project and handling other jobs that may come your way.

Adjustable Wrenches
Make life easier by having one or two adjustable wrenches that can be altered to fit almost any job.

Whether you need to check the attic or the power goes out, it’s always a good idea to keep a flashlight and fresh batteries in your kit.

Utility blade
A retractable blade is a safe and easy way to help with light jobs around your home. Be sure to keep extra blades on hand to avoid accidents from a dull blade.

Do things right the first time with either a metal or laser level that’s at least 2 – 3 feet so it can handle both small and medium jobs.

Philips-head screwdrivers are the best bet for a toolkit, however, if space is limited, select a screwdriver with interchangeable tips.

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