These are the Basic Tools You Need To Have at Home

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Now that you got your own place – be it a place you’re renting or one that you actually own – you need a set of trusty home tools with you. You’ll need these for repairs and any simple DIY projects that you want to carry out at home.

But you don’t need an extensive collection. These basic ones will do:

1. Screwdrivers

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You don’t need one of every type, just the common X-shape and flathead ones will do. You’re bound to deal with screws every once in a while, so this tool is definitely a must-have.

2. Adjustable wrench

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Instead of getting a simple wrench to deal with the bolts and nuts, why not invest a little more on one that’s adjustable? It’s more convenient this way, as you can use one tool on a range of different bolt sizes.

3. Tape measure

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For the times when you need new furniture, or when you’re thinking of doing some minor renovation. Get the ones that can measure up to at least 20 feet.

4. Hammer

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Sometimes you need to beat things into place – that’s when this good ole’ tool is most useful. A good hammer is one that is slightly lighter, as you need the leverage for easy swinging.

5. Pliers

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These are especially useful when it comes to dealing with wires. You can also get the side cutters to cut electrical cables.

6. Ladder

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Light bulbs need replacing, fan blades need cleaning. That’s why you need ladders at home; unless you’re more than six feet tall.

7. Flashlight

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This is not just useful when it comes to looking for missing keys or rings under heavy furniture. Think about the possibility of a blackout or short circuits during rainy days. It’s always best to have one of these at home.

These are only meant for simple repairs and DIY projects at home. If you need help with something major, do get the professionals to come help. Kaodim has some really professional contractors who can help you with the bigger stuff. Just fill in the form here, and we’ll send you their profiles and quotations for free!


written by Esther Chung


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