The list of tools used around the house

You don’t have to be a professional to own a tool kit. You’ll only need to learn how to use certain tools and save yourself some money, because you really don’t need a repairman every time a screw gets loose. Here’s a list of tools you’ll definitely want around the house:

1. Screwdriver set

Screwdrivers are a perfect tool if you need to install a light switch, or tighten some cabinet hardware, tighten the screws on bicycles, toys, open the lids on metal paint cans, assemble furniture, and so much more.

2. Tape measure

You can’t start any job without a tape measure. You’ll need if you want to buy new furniture that actually fits your room, or if you want to start some new projects around the backyard.

3. Hammer

Every time you want to hang a picture in your home you’ll need a hammer. A hammer can also come in handy if you’re assembling furniture or cracking nuts for a cake. If you buy a hammer that has a curved claw on one side, you can use it to pull out bent nails.

4. Flashlight

Buy yourself a rechargeable flashlight and you’ll never have to worry about batteries again. Flashlights can come in handy every time the power goes out, or if you’re looking for something in dark places and corners.

5. Utility knife

A utility knife can come in handy in numerous occasions, whether you’re at home, or gone camping or fishing. You can use a utility knife to open boxes, cut the cardboard and recycle it, sharpen pencils, cut the fishing lines, and many more. A utility knife is a multipurpose tool and it fits almost any pocket.

6. Adjustable wrench

With an adjustable wrench you’ll be able to fix plumbing, or to tighten or loosen all kinds of swing sets. The longer the handle the more power is applied on the swings.


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7. Tool organizer

If you’re getting all the tools you’ll be needing at your home at some point, don’t forget to organize them. There’s no point owning a tool if you don’t know where it is, or if it’s always in your way.

8. Cordless drill/driver

Cordless tools can be used anywhere. All you have to do is charge their battery and you’re ready to go. With the help of this tool, you’ll be able to drill a lots of holes, and drive a lots of screws, and all that without even getting tired.

9. 4-Foot level

Every time you want to hang a picture, or install a piece of furniture, this tool will come in handy.

10. Socket set

A socket set with a ratcheting handle can really speed up your work, especially if your work acquires some assembling of almost anything that’s held together with bolts and nuts.

11. Radio

Believe it or not, every job gets easier if you’re able to listen to your favorite tunes while you’re working.

12. Set of pliers

Pliers will come in handy every time you need to cut some wires or cords, every time you need straighten some power-cord plugs that got bent, every time you need to slice wiring, or just about every time you need to have a good grip around something.

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