Here is what you need to keep on hand for basic home maintenance and repairs. I am not talking about renovations, but about items that will come in handy for most day-to-day needs.
All of these items can be purchased at your local hardware or home building store. Most are modestly priced.
Tools and supplies for your basic toolbox:
- cordless drill (with drill and screwdriver bit sets) – your most expensive item
- screwdriver sets: Robertson (square) and Phillips (star) and Slot (flat), various sizes
- claw hammer
- adjustable wrench
- pliers set
- picture hanging kit
- level (torpedo)
- tape measure
- variety of nails & screws
- utility knife
- safety goggles
- caulking gun and caulking
Cool additional items to keep on hand: a putty pencil or DAP, magic eraser, stain markers, goo gone and glue.
Tools and supplies also make great housewarming gifts! xo