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Homeowner Must Have Tools

You do not need to be a handyman to own tools, especially if you are a homeowner. There are several tools that are easy to use and essential for everyone who owns a home and does not have the luxury of calling a landlord or property manager to do some quick fixes. Furthermore, owning a home means constantly up keeping in order to maintain your home.   

Although some tools to keep in your home are obvious, such as a hammer or screw driver, others are not. Investing in necessary tools can help you save a lot of money over having professionals come and do repairs that you can learn to do yourself. All My Sons of Omaha has compiled a list of tools below that every home owner should have readily available.

MUST HAVE’S:

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Cordless drill (15 amps)
  • Fastener assortment (screws, nails, bolts, drywall anchors)
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver set (flathead and Phillips)
  • Tape (electrical, duct, masking, and painter’s tape)
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife

FOR HANGING, PATCHING, AND LIGHTING

  • Handsaw
  • Nails
  • Pencil
  • Putty knife
  • Sandpaper (for smoothing the patched wall)
  • Spackle or putty (best in white; you can always paint over it to match the wall)
  • Stud finder
  • Voltage tester

FOR PAINTING

  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Brushes (various sizes)
  • Drop cloth
  • Ladder
  • Rollers
  • Sandpaper
  • Trays
  • Wooden stirrer

EXTRAS

  • Extension cords
  • Flashlight
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses