How to Build the Ultimate Homeowner’s Toolset

In 2020, 33 percent of the homebuyer market was made up of first-time buyers. When you’re buying a new home, creating a toolset can be a daunting task — and an expensive one.

Luckily, getting started with a few essentials doesn’t cost much money, time, or effort, and it’s easy to get your hands on everything you need fairly quickly.

Read on to learn about building the perfect homeowner toolbox.

Must Haves

To get started, there are a few things almost every person living on their own needs to get started. Here are a few things to get started:

  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Tape measure
  • Electrical tester
  • Level and framing square
  • Drill
  • Utility knife
  • Wrenches
  • Clamps
  • Wire strippers

This list isn’t exhaustive, but it should be enough to get you started and allow you to keep up with regular home maintenance. You’ll also need something to keep your tools in, but there are two main options here.

You can buy a regular toolbox that houses all your individually bought tools together, or you can find a pre-assembled tool kit that comes with its own carrying case. A lot of homeowners opt for the latter, as prices are usually cheaper, but building your own toolbox definitely comes with more freedom in your choices.

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Nice to Haves

Once you have your basics down, there are other tools that aren’t necessarily essential but are still nice to have around the house.

Circular saws are great if you expect to be using a saw often. Not only are they safer than manual saws, but they’re more accessible. Circular saws are even available specifically for left-handed people.

Having a stud finder on hand is also great. They’re typically small and can help a lot when hanging pictures on shelves. You won’t have to drill a bunch of holes in the wall to find your target, and the process will go a lot quicker.

Other odds and ends include a dental pick and a jeweler’s screwdriver. The dental pick is perfect for removing old o-rings when necessary and the screwdriver is small enough to open battery compartments. It’ll also work on glasses if yours ever need to be adjusted. 

Research Before Building Your Own Toolset

Now that you’ve learned all about the essentials for building a toolset, it’s time to get started with your own. In today’s digital age, it’s easier than ever. Be sure to read the reviews, watch videos, or even go with simple trial and error when building your toolset.

Not only are returns easy to make online, but reviews are even simpler to read through before you purchase anything. They can make the decision-making process a lot easier in the long run.

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