When you enter adulthood, there comes a time when you are required to own things that you never thought you would have to worry about. Welcome to adulthood! With getting older usually comes the purchase of a home. Now some people are blessed to pay for maintenance of their home, but in most cases you are responsible for the upkeep of the home so you may need to have certain tools in your toolbelt to help you get through life. Here are a few items that I think every homeowner should own to make their lives a little easier when it comes to maintaining their home.
Basic Tool Kit
I remember when I was in college and had my first apartment, my mom gave me a tupperware container full of basic tools. I laughed when I saw it but it was actually very useful. Basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer, tape measure, pliers and wrench can come in handy. Do you need to hang a picture? Measure a piece of furniture? Open a smoke alarm to put in new batteries? All of these things may require the basic tools I mentioned and are every day scenarios that come up often.
Along with the basic tool kit, you may require a drill or screw gun. There are always little tasks around the house that require the use of this tool. I even received a little one for Christmas one year and am surprised how often it is used for my home projects. Instead of calling a handyman or electric companies in Houston, you can take care of business yourself.
If you have an apartment than this may not be necessary, but if you own a home, chances are you have a yard that will need to be maintained. A yard usually requires a lawn mower, gardening tools, rakes, pruning shears, leaf blower and the like. Part of keeping your home nice is having curb appeal. You need to make sure your gardens, trees, and yard are in tip top shape and these tools can help with that. Depending where you live in the country than you may need a snow blower and shovels, or even a leaf blower to help with all the leaves in the fall as well.
It is inevitable that a house needs to be cleaned. In order to clean it properly, you need to have the proper equipment. Standard cleaning supplies include a vacuum, duster, rags, sponges, mop, and broom. Along with cleaning products, they should get the job done!
With these tools you should be on your way to maintaining your perfect home.