One of the essential things that must be a part of every home is a basic home tool kit. You could use it to do minor work in your home or even major home improvements.
While there are some elements that must be a part of your toolkit, you could add you own specific tools that you think you need.
Let us look at some components of a basic home tool kit:
The toolbox container:
The toolbox could be a plastic container or an actual toolbox depending on the number of tools you wish to keep in it. Ideally, it should have plenty of storage space so that all the tools can fit well inside it.
It should also be sturdy to be able to carry the weight and have compartments that can be useful to arrange the tools neatly inside.
A hammer is useful to drive nails in. Invest in a sturdy hammer. You must purchase one that has claws so that it can help you remove the nails as well.
Purchase a set of screwdrivers that includes different sizes, as it will be useful to deal with different kinds of screws.
A set of flat-headed screwdrivers is useful to handle slot-headed screws of various sizes. Cross-headed screwdrivers are used for cross-headed screws.
An adjustable wrench can be helpful in different tasks. Its jaws could be adjusted such that they could fit nuts and bolts of various sizes.
A plier can be the ideal tool to hold, pull out or turn different types and sizes of nails.
You could choose to buy a hand drill or a powered one depending on your needs. Be sure to include the drill bits too.
A handsaw or a chainsaw can be helpful if you have a garden.
Chainsaws are tricky to use especially if you are a beginner. Do not be tempted by a sales person who says ‘check out this great chainsaw’ and tries to sell you one. Purchase it only if it meets your requirements.
The other essentials that you would need in your tool kit are measuring tape, flashlight, duct tape, and level. Include a calculator to calculate measurements easily. Also, keep a pair of safety gloves and safety glasses handy.
It is advisable to buy a sturdy step stool nearby to help you gain access to higher spaces.
While you may be tempted to buy a lot of things, keep your budget in mind and stick to it to make sensible purchases.