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toolbox for homeowners

Having a well-stocked toolbox is a bit like having plumbing that works: We take for granted how easy each makes our lives until something breaks. When you are a first time homebuyer you should know about the tools that you must hold on hand for any situation. That can save your money. Read below to know the important tools every homeowner should own.


From hanging pictures to building decks, hammers are the most utilized of the toolbox heroes. Having a basic claw hammer for big construction or outdoor projects and a pin hammer for smaller jobs like driving tacks into the wall. The size of the hammer should be corresponded to the size of the nail


Screwdrivers will always come in handy. Whether you’re changing out a switch plate or putting together furniture, you will be surprised by how often you reach for a screwdriver when owning a home.

Drills and Drill Bits

Investing in a battery operated drill will serve you well in the years to come. Make sure you pick up a variety of bits to ensure you’re prepared for any job that crops up. By adding a set of hex drivers to your arsenal, you’ll be able to speed up assembly of flat-pack furniture and more easily take apart household items for maintenance and repair.

Utility Knife

A utility knife with retractable and replaceable blades can cut through thick materials, including cardboard, rope, foam rubber, heavy tape and more.

Duct Tape

A universal adhesive, duct tape can seal boxes, corral cords, patch holes in a garden hose or spray faucet, mend a shower curtain and more. And it comes in a rainbow of colors.

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