9 Tools You Need to Have at Home

July 8, 2019
In today´s post, we want to show you the tools that absolutely can't be missing at home.

You have to have the basic tools at home. At one point or another, you’ll need to make some urgent fixes or installations. And to tackle those jobs yourself, you’ll need to have those basic tools on hand.

The basics will enable you to fix, adjust, measure and construct elements quickly and easily. Make sure you take the necessary precautions while handling certain objects and keep them out of the reach of your little ones. In addition, you’ll also need a toolbox to keep everything organized. Below, check out the 9 tools that you need to have at home.

Basic tools for your home

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The tools that you absolutely have to have at home are the following:

  • Measuring tape
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Box cutter
  • Drill
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Paintbrushes
  • Saw
  • Work gloves

1. Measuring tape

A measuring tape is a fundamental home tool that allows you to measure spaces, furniture, heights, and depths. It also plays a key role in the first phases of home construction projects.

2. Hammer

You should also have a hammer. Hammers are essential for hammering in and removing nails. You can use them to hang pictures, shelves and mirrors as well as for building furniture or any other project. Try to find a standard size with a rubber handle. A rubber grip will keep it from sliding out of your hands thus preventing accidents.

3. Screwdriver

Next on our list, a screwdriver will help you put together and take apart all kinds of things. Screwdrivers come in different sizes and an assortment of heads. For example, you can find screwdrivers with a flat or star-shaped head. We recommend having both because your home projects might call for handling different kinds of screws. You should also look for models that feature a rubber grip.

4. Box cutter

Box cutters are incredibly useful. They’ll help you mark out and cut many kinds of surfaces and materials. You can also use them to open boxes and other objects as well.

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5. Drill

A drill is another fundamental tool to have at home. You can choose between manual or electric options depending on your budget and preferences. Drills can help you make holes in your walls or shelves to fit in nails or drills as you need. Make sure you understand how to use it and read the instructions carefully. If you don’t know how to use it, ask someone qualified for help.

6. Adjustable wrench

An adjustable wrench will help you adjust and remove nuts and bolts of any size. Thanks to the adjustable screw, you can simply fit it to match any size.

7. Paintbrushes

You should really have paintbrushes handy at home and in different sizes as well. We recommend looking for medium-sized and large varieties. You can use paintbrushes to paint and varnish different kinds of surfaces. If you want to apply varnish to an antique piece of furniture or paint your home walls and doors you’ll definitely need a brush.

8. Saw

Saws are another must-have tool for any home. With a saw, you can cut through any thick surface (unlike a box cutter). For example, they allow you to cut any kind of wood, work on your yard or cut your shelving units to shorten them.

9. Work gloves

Having a pair of work gloves at home to keep your hands safe during home projects is essential. They’ll protect you from impact, stains, splinters and any kind of accident. Try looking for a model that’s resistant to high temperatures and a material that can keep your hands safe at all times.

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Storing everything away in a toolbox

When you equip your home with all of the basic tools, you’ll need a toolbox to keep them organized. You can find big models that feature strong, resistant materials that can handle weight and impact. In addition, many varieties feature compartments that can help you organize your work tools. But if you still don’t have a toolbox, try making your own to store away your tools and personalize it.

Make sure to take the necessary precautions when starting any home project. Keep in mind that some activities imply a bigger risk than others. In light of that, pay attention to what you’re doing to prevent bumps, burns, and cuts. And remember to keep home tools away from children because they can be extremely dangerous.

With all the safety measures in check you can cut, build, measure and have fun creating at home.