Basic Home Maintenance Tools

When you think about some of the basic tools every homeowner should have, you may think of tools like a hammer or screwdriver. While they are especially useful to have around the home, here we’ll take a look at some other necessities for home maintenance.

1. Duct Tape is a Useful Home Maintenance Tool

Duct tape is one tool that no homeowner should be without. Duct tape can be used to repair a tent, patch a hose, and secure cords. This tape provides a temporary remedy until you are able to manage a more permanent fix.

There are many types of duct tape, but a standard roll is great for keeping around the house. Use it as a temporary patch for a screen door or use the sticky side to pick up lint or dog hair from upholstery.

2. Extension Cords

An extension cord will come in handy during home renovation projects. If you are working in the garage or up in the attic, there may not be an outlet close by. With an extension cord, you can plug in your power tools or other devices.

It is helpful when you are working in the yard, cleaning out your car, adding air to your tires, or if have you have other tasks to complete that aren’t close to an electrical outlet.

3. Measuring Tape

A measuring tape is essential when you are a homeowner. You will want to know the size of your windows to purchase blinds or window treatments. Measure for a new refrigerator or take accurate measurements to see if a new over-sized couch will fit into the living room.

4. A Stocked Toolbox is a Necessity for Home Maintenance

A well-stocked toolbox contains necessities for home maintenance and every homeowner should have one. Even if you are not the type of person to tackle home improvements and DIY projects, you’ll need a tool kit from time to time.

Use a screwdriver to tighten cabinet handles. A wrench will help you install your water-saving showerhead. You will need a hammer for hanging family pictures or art on the wall. Basic tools to include in your toolbox include a strong hammer, a screwdriver set of varying sizes, pliers, and an adjustable wrench.

5. Flashlight

Flashlights should be kept in easy-to-access places around the house in case of a power outage. Invest in quality flashlights and keep plenty of backup batteries on hand.

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