Monday, August 24, 2015

Handy Tools Every Home Owner Should Own...

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.

#2:  Grab a set of screwdrivers.  These come in two types...
       "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 
       goes on.  

#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
       have a level?  Sounds like you should buy a level!
       They come in handy when you are eyeing up 
       your wall decorations.

#9  A nice, bright flashlight is a must have item.  
      They certainly come in handy especially when the
      power goes out!

#10:  Invest in a sturdy step ladder.  This is another
         handy tool that is often overlooked.  This will get
         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.  

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