Becoming a homeowner is exciting; one item that is overlooked when moving into a new home is a toolbox. If you are a new homeowner or a seasoned homeowner, here is a list of items that you should have to help out with essential home maintenance.
- Screwdrivers, this should include a standard flat head and Phillips in three different sizes.
- Hammer, also know as (a claw hammer) is a type of hammer and pull out and insert nails into wood or walls.
- A set of pliers, which should include slip joint, long nose, and vise grip.
- A crescent wrench or a wrench set, to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts.
- An assortment of nails, screws, bolts, nuts, and washes.
- Tape measure that can lock and a tape that you can read easily.
- Two flashlights; one for the breaker box and one for the toolbox.
- A plunger with a rounded bottom, aka a beehive plunger for the bathroom. If you can find one with an even better hold.
- A lightweight handheld drill, cordless or electric to help with starters holes or to make holes in metal.
- Drill bit set. Different sizes for different size screws.
- Extension Ladder, to allow you to get to your gutters or roof for cleaning
- A level for hanging pictures or installing shelves.
- Utility knife universal tool that can for cutting different types of materials.
- A toolbox; to keep tools in one place for easy access.
I have built two houses in my lifetime. ( Ok, so they were both miniatures.) But, in both builds, I did need to have the tools. Having a well-stocked toolbox is excellent when you need to tighten that leaky faucet or to unclog that overflowing toilet, wcich, in the long run, helps you protect your home investment.
Evette Baker, Director of Financial Capability