Mandatory Tools Every Home Should Have

All, Miscellaneous, Facility Management

The wall clock is about to fall cause the nail is loose, the doorknob needs fixing and the kitchen faucet is dripping. It’s difficult to go and look for a plumber/carpenter every time a minor fixing is required. So let’s look at few tools that help you with these small projects.

 

Screwdriver and Hammers:

Screwdrivers will help you when you want to install light switches, tighten the kitchen cupboard or open the lids of metal cans. As for hammers, make sure that you buy a light weight hammer with a strong metal which means the strength required to use the hammer shall not reverberate your arm. A hammer will help you with driving nails in the wall to hang pictures, assemble furniture and also break apart objects when required.

 

Pliers and Wrench:

Pliers give your fingers extra gripping power to hold small things. You can use them for twisting wires, 

holding something that has a round surface like a rod or wire and it can also be used a part of tasks which involves cutting a wire. All plumbing fixes require a wrench. From a clogged sink to dripping faucet to a stuck radiator valves, all of them require the strength of a wrench. Make sure you buy a large monkey wrench as you would need the same in a situation where you need to turn off a jammed plumbing valve.

 

Utility Knife and Cordless Drill:

A utility knife shall help you cut strong packaging, strip wiring, or scrap painting and it’s any day a better replacement over a kitchen knife. In a utility knife you can also replace the blade easily plus you need to keep separate knives for cutting your packages and cutting your vegetables. Aside from a utility knife and screw driver, a cordless drill is a must have tool in your kit. It is quite useful when it comes to hanging shelves and assembling DIY furniture. 

 

Measure Tape and Light:

Practically every household needs a repair or an upgrade periodically that requires measuring.  May it be for painting the room wall or purchasing a new sofa or a bed. A 25-foot tape for it shall suffice; and when you are buying the tape, buy a carpenter’s pencil as well to mark your measurements/changes. Emergencies that take place under the sink, back of the cabinet or in a dark corner of the basement are most difficult to solve without appropriate light. Keep a flashlight mandatorily in the tool box. It would also be really helpful when the electricity of the house goes out.

 

Now let’s look at few cleaning tools as well.

Broom:

A broom will help you with sweeping dust and debris outside as well as inside your home. Many homes keep two brooms, the standard one which one has stiffer bristles and a shorter base. And a wide broom that is equipped for cleaning debris outside of your home. A broom shall help you clean dry product spills, wipe the floor and also clean up broken glass.

 

Mop:

If you have a tile or wood floor, you mandatorily need to have a mop in the house. Here as well keep two mops, a wet one and a dry one. While dusting, you can use a dry mop. And the wet one, along with hot water and soaps especially designed for floor can be used for the cleaning the floor dirt and stains.

 

Baking Soda:

Baking Soda is the oldest and best cleaning remedy one can have. You can keep an open box in your refrigerator to diminish stale odors or to clean your drains, bathtub, pots and pans.

 

Bleach:

Bleach is absolutely necessary for cleaning white surfaces such as the bathtub, toilet and sinks and the white tile bathrooms, it is also required for sanitizing these surfaces. The purifying properties of the bleach will disinfect germs, just make sure you keep these products away from the reach of the children.

 

The best part about these are that besides being reasonably priced they are also DIY tools. Although, once in a while get a professional cleaning done as they have the expertise to cover the areas that you might naturally miss.