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What’s in your toolbox? Basic tools every homeowner should have

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Congratulations on your new home! Whether it’s your first home or your fourth home, there are some essential tools that you will need in your toolbox for basic repairs.  Whether it’s a last minute sink leak, or adorning your walls with precious mementos, investing in quality tools will spare you a headache in the long run.

The basics:

  • Safety Goggles – Safety first!  Protect your eyes from any debris, irritating chemicals, etc.
  • Screwdriver – Purchase a multiuse screwdriver with multiple heads (Flathead, Phillips, slot, cross…)
  • Measuring Tape – Before beginning any project, measure your area to ensure that you have enough room and that objects are equally distanced from each other.  Premeasuring and marking can prevent mistakes from happening or redoing any project.
  • Hammer – If it’s not put together by screws, it’s put together by nails! Handy for quick fixes or repairs.  A basic toolbox must-have.
  • Stud finder/Electrical Tester – Verify that there aren’t electrical connections that may hinder your project from taking place.  (Tip: Be sure to power off any breakers prior to initiating any electrical project)
  • Laser level – Draw the line every time.  Perfect for arranging picture frames on walls, individual bookshelves

These are just some of the many tools that can be helpful when taking on home repairs.  Separate yourself from homeowner to self-made handy man!  What are some tools in your toolbox?

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