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What Should Be in Your Toolbox?

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This list of top tools will up the ante of your home DIY – whether you’re a weekend warrior or a renovation enthusiast. 😊

1. Screwdrivers

Screwdrivers come in handy for various tasks, including electrical and woodworking. Instead of just one type of screwdriver, opt for a set that includes many. If you're on a budget, screwdrivers are available with interchangeable tops!

2. Hammer

You'll need a hammer if you want to apply force to something, whether it's to build it up or break it down. Check whether it has a good handle, grip, and material. Otherwise, it will be a waste of money.

3. Wrench Set

A wrench is your best bet when dealing with nuts and bolts, even some pipes. When purchasing some wrenches from any store, you should check the quality first. Choose a sturdy wrench with a solid grip!

4. Pliers

As long as you've got pliers, you'll be able to get the job done! With the right pliers, you can cut and wrench at the same time. Choose one that best meets your requirements from among the various types available.

5. Drill

If your walls are made of firm concrete, your nails and screws won't make it with just a hammer. Drills can speed up and simplify the process of drilling holes, whether you're working with wood or concrete. Choose a heavy-duty one with a versatile drill bit set to get the bang for the buck.

6. Scissors or Cutter

A lot of people forget about these. If you're like most people, you've been using a pair of household scissors. Although they are good enough for some tape, you'll likely utilize a range of other materials as well. High-quality scissors or cutters will allow you to work with more complex materials without risking injury or ruining them.

7. Tape

Tapes can be used in a variety of ways. You can use them as adhesives, a measuring tool, protection, and even a guide or marker. Depending on your project needs, you can choose from various tapes. Make sure it's dust and water-resistant so it will last you long.

8. Measuring Tape

Preciseness is essential when it comes to construction, engineering, plumbing, and even woodworking. To make sure you achieve balance, you'll need a measuring tape. These come in different lengths, so choose one that's long enough for your needs. It's best to get one that's retractable and has a stopper to help you work more efficiently.

9. Painting Tools

Even if you're doing a simple touch-up, you'll need the right painting tools for the job. An excellent place to begin is with a set of paint brushes, rollers, a paint tray, and a roller handle extender. Make sure to check if they have a good grip and if the hairs on the brushes or the sponge are high-quality and intact.

10. Safety Goggles and Gloves

These may be the most common tools you're forgetting. Take care of your safety while working on a home project. Protect your hands from abrasions and scratches, which are common among beginners, by using high-quality safety goggles and gloves. Safety first!

Ultimately, it's still about finding the right tools for your needs. A toolbox is an investment you can make for your home, and these ten suggestions will help you get started. Download our checklist here to get started!


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