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Homeowners Toolkit 101

Homeowners Toolkit 101

You don't need a tool until you really, really need one, so as a new homeowner what should you have in your tool box? We're going to go through the necessities and how to make them last a lifetime.

Quality Over Quantity-

Your main set of tools doesn't need to be very expensive, but they should be of good quality.You will use these tools over and over and they can last years if they are good quality. When buying a new tool, especially power tools do some research and read reviews before heading to the store.

 

Multi Tools-

Tools that have multiple purposes or have several attachments are a great investment. A set of screwdrivers with attachable heads or a multi tool with pliers, knives and a bottle opener are very common and easy to fit in a pocket.

 

Organization-

Organization is key, especially when it comes to smaller items. Screws nails, nuts and bolts can get lost in a box all together. You don't need expensive toolboxes even, you can even use something like a craft bead organizer or small plastic containers. If you want to go an extra step investing in a label printer is also worth the price. Correct labeling can save time and accidents, plus you can use it for anything in your home!

 

Maintenance-

Always store your tools in a dry, cool place, often power tools come in solid packaging that you can use to store them long term. Cleaning your tools every use is also a necessary step to making sure rust doesn't build and everything stays in good shape. Tools vary, but often a good wipe and clearing of dust will help the longevity. Another important step is lubrication, in the manual for your power tool there should be a lubrication method to insure the quality of your tool over time.

 

Indoor vs Outdoor-

Should you tools be stored inside or outside?

 

Best New Tools-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(P.S) If you are buying a new home, this is the perfect opportunity to learn to do some home projects, any remodeling that is too big can be left for contractors but take a chance on learning some on your own!

 

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Learning Something New

 

The pandemic meant all construction work coming to a halt and ever since many contractors are staying busy. One thing this has taught people is to learn new skills and tackle projects in their own home. It seems daunting, but we always suggest watching instructional videos, and don't forget -you can do anything, it just takes some practice!

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  • 26% of DIYers are between the ages of 31–40, DIY stats show.

 

 

  •  40% of homeowners said they decided to pursue DIY job(s) because there was no contractor available at that moment
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