What All New Homeowners Need In Their Toolkit
Your heart is full of happiness, but your wallet is probably empty. You have finally purchased your first home! The switch from renter to homeowner can be a difficult task. Once you realize that you can no longer call the landlord when something goes wrong, it is time to figure out what to do. A great option is to get yourself ready for things that will go wrong. A toolbox with all the right tools can help any new homeowner when a disaster occurs.
One of the first things to do is to buy a toolbox.
Some of these toolboxes have kits within them that come with a variety of different tools that can be used around the house. However, it is important to know what you are going to need.
Here is a list of items to make sure you buy when purchasing your toolkit and toolbox:
- Adjustable Crescent Wrench: You won’t need a whole set of wrenches. The best to purchase is an adjustable one. This allows you to use it on multiple nuts and bolts. Others are self-ratcheting; you won’t have to remove it from the bolt to tighten it.
- Hammers: It is important to always have two different sizes. A larger head on the hammer is used for large nails. A smaller head is used for smaller nails. The larger hammer can also be used on outside nails.
- A Variety Of Hardware: Keep a good variety of general screws and nails for around the house. Make sure to buy a plastic holder with compartments to keep the screws and nails separated.
- Utility Knife: A handy tool for opening boxes and cutting wires. You can leave it in the junk drawer, or inside the tool kit for emergencies.
- Screwdrivers: A set of screwdrivers can be a lifesaver. There are many different types of screws so having a few different kinds is the best. You can buy a set of these for cheap at Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, and other hardware stores. It is important to know what different kinds work for different screws.
Another great item to have on hand is a good, sturdy ladder. It won’t fit in the toolbox, but it’s VERY necessary! Think about hanging holiday lights and ornaments, painting the walls, and cleaning the gutters.
If you insist on buying a toolkit that is already assembled make sure it has all the items you’ll need in the future. It would be a shame to buy one and get home to notice you’ve forgotten something important.
It is important to feel comfortable in your new home. However, do not go overboard with buying items and tools. Go read the blog on our page about the 10 items homeowners buy for their new home.
At Homestead Homes, we have been helping families achieve their dream homes since 1995. We provide you with a road map and let you make all the decisions. We will help you build your dream home you have always wanted, contact us today!