The Tools That Every Homeowner Should Have

by BobVicars

Stocking the Perfect Toolbox is what every home owner should get into the habit of doing. I have compiled a few suggestions to making this process easier

We have all heard it from time to time. “Where is my screw driver?” I know that I’m always looking for some type of tool on a daily basis around my house. Over the years I have found it very handy to have a ready stocked tool box with all the basics in it; rather than having a junk drawer crammed full of miscellaneous stuff plus tools. You then only go hunting and raking through this drawer only to be disappointed and possible hurting your hands or fingers.

A disorganized toolbox
A disorganized toolbox
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Having a ready stocked tool box will alleviate allot of frustration. There are a lot of different types of tool boxes on the market today. As a home owner I have always chosen one that has the following features:

  • Strong

  • Light Weight

  • Portable

  • Water and Corrosion Resistant

Most of your larger home improvement stores have a wide selection of tool boxes that meet the above specifications along with a lot more features. The prices vary depending on the quality and brand chosen.

Stocking Your Tool Box and having the necessary tools is essential..As a home owner I know that I’m always going to need a hammer, tape measure, level, screw driver set, and utility knife. In addition to these items I tend to stock the following:

  • Scissors

  • Pliers

  • Wire cutters

  • Hand Saw

  • Cordless Drill

As your home projects increase you may want to have separate tool boxes stocked for different job types such as one box for plumbing, carpentry, and electrical. This make the process of fixing and repairing a lot more stress free. You have everything you need in one box without going on an egg hunt. Over the years this method has served me well.

Once you have your tools organized and placed you should secure them. I know in my area that tool theft is on the rise and occurs on a weekly base it seems like. I always inventory each of my tools and box content with serial numbers. The last thing I do is secure my boxes with a quality tamp resistant lock and place my boxes in a secure location. The same location every time is a great habit to get into.

These things will not only make your project easier, it will keep your family safe as well.

Updated: 04/19/2015, BobVicars
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blackspanielgallery on 07/20/2015

I think the key word here is organized.

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