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Essential tools everyone should have at home

In less than two month from now, we’ll celebrate our wedding party. Regarding this, we are preparing our new home. This is one of the hardest things to do because, they’re lots of tasks I haven’t ever thought about and I must get all of them done before the wedding party. Before this, I preferred to give all tasks to their professionals; but, after a while, I realized it’s not possible to give them to someone else because there are lots of small tasks that need to be done immediately.

My father is a handyman. He’s doing all of his house’s tasks by himself. He thinks that everyone knows about his own problems better than anyone else. I didn’t understand the meaning of this until now.


As a result, I decided to fix our new home’s small tasks myself. accordingly, I started to figure out what tools I need. I asked a few repairmen and handymen including my father about the essential tools I should have to get our home issues done and I decided to share them with you here.

Note that these tools is essential for everyone no matter what are their profession. I’m a programmer and I need these tools as well. Also, if you’re not going to do your home tasks yourself, you may want to skip this post. In addition, this post is all about my own opinion and I’m not advertising any brand here.

1. ToolBox

A large toolboxThe very first thing you need is a toolbox. This will help you gather all of your tools into one package; consequently, you won’t lose any of them. Also, it will be possible to carry them all with ease. toolboxes have different sizes and shapes. To get started, it’s not necessary to buy a large toolbox but a very small one is also enough. Moreover, a small bag can be used if you don’t want to buy one. I preferred to buy a small toolbox while I don’t have a lot of tools by the time.

2. Screwdriver

screwdriverAlmost anything including devices, gadgets, electronics, etc. have some screws today. So, it’s obvious you need some screwdrivers to fix them in the case of emergency.

There are plenty of screwdriver types out there but I believe you’ll need just two of them: Slot and Phillips

You’ll need at least two types of screwdrivers to get most of your tasks done. But, if you want you can purchase a power screwdrivers!  Most power screwdrivers have at least two built-in heads and you can extend it whenever you want. Using a power screw driver makes your work much easier and faster. The following is a photo of automatic screwdriver with more 10 heads:


3. Pliers

plierPilers are very important when want to hold objects firmly. Actually, it’s very handy tool because can be used in variety of cases but it’s main functionality is holding objects. I use pliers to bend small objects, pull objects out of the wall, hold wires when working with electricity and many many more.

Pliers are not limited to just one type. There plenty of types out there are I’m using some of those as well.

4. Locking pliers

locking plierLocking pliers, Mole grips (Mole wrench) or Vise-Grips are pliers that can be locked into position, using an over-center action. One side of the handle includes a bolt that is used to adjust the spacing of the jaws, the other side of the handle (especially in larger models) often includes a lever to push the two sides of the handles apart to unlock the pliers.

5. Needle-nose pliers

Needle-nose pliersNeedle-nose pliers (also known as long-nose pliers, pinch-nose pliers or snipe-nose pliers) are both cutting and holding pliers used by artisans, jewelry designers, electricians and other tradesmen to bend, reposition and cut wire. Their namesake long nose gives excellent control while the cutting edge near the pliers’ joint provides “one-tool” convenience. Because of their long shape they are useful for reaching into small areas where cables or other materials have become stuck or unreachable with fingers or other means.

6. Pipe wrench

PipeThe pipe wrench (US), Stillson wrench or Stillsons (UK) is an adjustable wrench used for turning soft iron pipes and fittings with a rounded surface. The design of the adjustable jaw allows it to lock in the frame, such that any forward pressure on the handle tends to pull the jaws tighter together. Teeth angled in the direction of turn dig into the soft pipe. They are not intended for use on hardened steel hex nuts or other fittings because they would ruin the head; however, if a hex nut is soft enough that it becomes rounded beyond use with standard wrenches, a pipe wrench is sometimes used to break the bolt or nut free.

7. Utility knife

utility knifeWhen we were bringing furnitures everything was packed so we needed something to unpack them. The utility knife is exactly what we wanted. It’s one of the most handy tools all the time especially while moving to a new place. It has a very sharp blade which helped us unpack all or our packages. In some cases that scissors are not usable, utility knife is the best choice.

8. Self Retractable Metric Ruler

meterFitting everything in its right place is a very important especially for women. Before we start moving to this house, we needed to measure every single part of the house in order to buy right furnitures such as curtains. A metric ruler was essential for us. Without it, we weren’t be able to fit stuff to their places.

9. Hammer

Hammer is a critical tool everyone should have. It comes very handy when want to install something. For example, we used hammer to install our photos and mirrors on the wall. Hammer has a lot of usage and I think it’s one of the first things you should buy.

hammerI believe everyone should have these essential tools to get small tasks done. Someday you will need at least one of them. I think I won’t be able to set things up without these. If you know any other essential tool I forgot to mention, please tell me by commenting down below.

Hope it helps 🙂