Tools maketh the man, or woman. All right, so the tools will not make you, but they will make your life easier.
A decent basic tool kit is an essential household item. We very often need to hang a picture, remove a nail or measure something. Having the right tools makes everyday tasks much simpler. It is just as important to have these tools close at hand and organized makes these tasks less stressful
So just some tips for tool ownership…
First, have all the basics. Any good starter tool kit should come equipped with the following: Hammer, Pliers, Vice Grips, Wire Cutters/Side Cutters, Level, Pencil, assortment of Screws and Nails, Small Screw Driver Set and Utility knife.
If you were to add a power tool, a cordless drill with an assortment of bits would be a godsend. If you ever have to hang blinds/curtains or assemble an Ikea purchase, a cordless drill can save you time and effort.
Many tool sets come in a plastic cases made to hold only the tools included. Although these are great starter options, consider upgrading to a small toolbox so you can add the extras you occasionally need to purchase.
Whatever you have and what ever you keep it in, remember to keep it handy. In small space living this is usually easy, but having to run to a storage room for a screwdriver is time-consuming.
As a parting note, we are often capable of more than we think, but owning a toolbox does not make you a Bob Vila or Norm Abram. Know your limits and respect them.