Handy tools are important for home owners...you just never know when you will need them. Quick fixes are common whether its tightening a loose screw, fixing a leaky faucet or hanging a picture. Having the right tool for the job is key! So for those looking to spec out a handy tool kit for home use, here are some common tools every home owner should own.
#1: Let's start with something to store all these new tools in.
Pick out your favorite tool box at the local hardware
store. Make sure you choose something that will fit all
your new toys and something that can be easily stored.
"phillips head" and "flat or straight". Phillips looks like
a plus sign and straight...well that's pretty self explanatory.
Most sets will come in various sizes for all applications.
#3: Everyone needs a good hammer...right!
#4: Pliers are a necessity. Pulling, prying, twisting
and turning...these tools certainly come in handy.
#5: The good ole' tape measure! This tool is great for
figuring out room sizes, what size blinds and curtains
to buy, where to hang your pictures...and the list
#6: They say you can fix everything with duct tape or super glue.
So I guess you should stock up on those items!
#7: You definitely need a good plunger for those crappy
days when "it just won't go down"!
#8: How will you know things are level if you don't
They come in handy when you are eyeing up
your wall decorations.
They certainly come in handy especially when the
power goes out!
#10: Invest in a sturdy step ladder. This is another
you into those "hard to reach" places. In most cases
a 4 - 6 foot ladder will accommodate most common
chores such as replacing smoke detector batteries,
changing light bulbs etc.
So there you have it...some of the most basic and useful tools for homeowners. Owning a home and simple home maintenance pretty much goes hand in hand. It certainly seems that there is always something to fix or maintain. Of course the list can certainly grow depending on the job at hand. Remember, some tools can be dangerous so ensure you are using them properly and safely.