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Setting up Your New Home: Essential Tools

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By : M Shane    99 or more times read
When you set up shop in your first new home it isn’t unusual to be lacking in some very vital areas like household tools; while you are moving in, as well as for day to day living, a well stocked tool box is a great resource to have.

The first thing that you will need is a container to put your tools into though you may want to gather together all your tools first so that you know what size of container you’ll need. Many toolboxes are made of metal though there are some good quality ones that are made from heavy duty plastic as well. You can also just buy yourself a small plastic tote to keep your tools in as well.

The number one more used tool in a home is usually a hammer; whether you use it for hanging pictures or installing new baseboards, a hammer is a necessary tool for every household. A light to medium-weight hammer will be adequate for any of the day to day jobs that you might need it for.

The next type of tool that you will need is a screwdriver. In actual fact, a small set of screwdrivers is best; make sure that your set has a slotted screwdriver as well as a Phillips (crosshead), a Robertson (square head), and perhaps the less common Torx and Pozidriv cross point styles. Many sets of screwdrivers come with interchangeable long and short handles that you can affix the bits to which makes them easier to accomplish a variety of tasks with.

Another type of tool that is very useful for home use is pliers. It is a good idea to have on hand a few types of pliers and at least one pair that has a wire cutter integrated into the design. A few different shapes of pliers will be useful, as well as one pair of vice grips which you can lock closed to help you hold on to things.

There are a few more items that will round out your tool box’s usefulness. A decent measuring tape is essential, particularly if you have pictures to hang. A level is useful for putting up shelves or hanging pictures at the same height. A box of razors and razorblade holder for scraping is a really good tool particularly for removing paint or other residue from glass.

As you encounter more needs for tools in your home, no doubt that your collection will increase; these tools should give you a good start for setting up and decorating your new home.

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