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Having the right tools can save you a ton of money with home care and repair – even if you’re a DIY newbie.

Home DIY Tip #1: Right Tools for the Job

My husband and I have a little collection that we’re proud of owning- our tools.

As we taken on little projects around the house and with the cars, we’ve slowly grown it. That allows us to create a set of tools that we use regularly without spending money on tools we’d rarely need.

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Becoming Comfortable & Confident with Tools

Before we were married both my husband and I helped our families with little projects here and there that make a house a home.

I wouldn’t call us experts, but it’s nice to know that we had a bit of practice under our belt.

I’d recommend couples to have a basic tool kit for themselves. It’s not only very helpful in saving money.

It can help you fix up your home the way you want it, but it gives you a sense of accomplishment.

Essential Handy Tools for the House

If you’re looking at picking up tools for fixing up the house, here some tools that have worked well for us.

  • Power Drill: This is our most used tool. We’ve assemble furniture, install shelves, and more.
  • Wrench Set: This set has been extremely helpful for us with repairs.
  • Screw Drivers: Small projects are a cinch with the right screwdriver. For electronics, we have picked up a great set from iFixit.
  • Tape Measure/Level: Hanging pictures and art is pretty quick and easy with a level. Having a tape measure can also help you space them properly.
  • Pliers: Grab both pump and needle nosed pliers.They’re useful for quick toilet repairs and cutting wire.
  • Tool box: Besides keeping your tolls in one spot, if you kids tool boxes can keep them from grabbing them unsupervised.
  • Hammer (and nails): So basic, yet so necessary. Don’t go cheap on the hammer. My first one broke and I learned my lesson.
  • Goggles and gloves: Safety is important when doing projects, so having these items can be extremely useful.

Each family will probably add a few tools in their collection based on their needs, but those listed above can give you the most bang for your buck.

Besides picking them up at the store shop around yard, garage, and estate sales, which can help you snatch up some wonderful tools at a fantastic price.

I would suggest also getting a ladder, but for some couples it might not be necessary so I didn’t put it on the essential list.

If you’re getting married soon or you’re planning on having a house warming party, then you should consider adding tools to your gift list.

Your Take on Home DIY and Tools

How many of have home projects that you take on time to time? What’s in your tool box? What do you use the most and the least?

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