No matter you living situation, if you are a home owner, a renter, you live with roommates or still live with your parents, there are some tools that everyone needs to have. These are pretty basic items that will help you with small repairs and projects around your home and make your life much easier. They are also affordable, easy to find and easy to use. Most of them don’t even require electricity or a battery to operate.
A Power Drill
A power drill is useful in many situations. If you are hanging pictures or artwork around the house, you can use it to drill the necessary holes. You can also use it for many different projects. If you decide to build your own bookshelf or a small table then you will already have a power drill handy. Most drills can also be easily converted to impact drivers as well, so you can use it to put things together or take them apart. You can install new fixtures and take down old ones. All of these hings are much more easily done with an impact driver than with a manual screwdriver. However, before you drill into any of the walls in your home, or even old flooring, it is important to know whether or not it could contain asbestos. Asbestos is very harmful if disturbed but you can have a professional come out and test your home and tell you if your project is safe. If you’d like to know more about the risks of asbestos, check out Asbestos.Net.
A Set Of Wrenches
A complete set of wrenches is useful to have around. Anything to put together, take apart or install in your home will require either a screwdriver or a wrench. If you have a full set of wrenches then can be sure you already have everything you need to complete your project. You may also need a wrench to adjust or repair certain things in your home, particularly appliances.
A Tape Measure
A tape measure is important to have so you will be able to accurately measure anything you want in your home. Trying to guess or estimate the size or length of something is often very inaccurate and can end up costing you quite of bit of money in incorrect purchases. Anytime you want to buy a new piece of furniture, paint, install new flooring or get new curtains, a tape measure will ensure that you are able to do so accurately.
There are many home repairs and projects that can be done cheaply and safely. Just remember to use the proper equipment and protective gear.