When you first move in to a new home or apartment, it does not take long to figure out that you are missing a ton of stuff. More often than not, at least half of that missing stuff you need are tools. Unfortunately you do not always realize that until you NEED them! Tools make everything go smooth and easy around a home. Without them, we are constantly finding things to put off and “work on” some other time. When we have the right tools, we are much more likely to go ahead and fix what needs fixing.
Here are ten tools that every home should have to keep it running smoothly (at a minimum):
A screwdriver is among the most basic tools you can find and without it, you will constantly be dealing with loose fitting things around the house. A phillips head (x shaped on the end for tool rookies) and flat head screwdriver will do nicely in both large and small. Something like this Stanley All-in-One Screwdriver which has 2 size Phillips head and 2 size flat head tips is perfect.
You have to have a hammer to hit the things you can’t fix, right? Actually a hammer is absolutely vital to keep things in working order or even to hang a picture.
A level is incredibly handy when it comes to hanging pictures, installing virtually anything with a surface or generally working around the home. Especially if you are OCD like me and cannot stand when things are not balanced.