12 Essential Tools for all Home & Garden DIYers

Whether you’re an avid DIY enthusiast or would finally like to up your DIY game around the house, there are a few tools and accessories you simply cannot go without. Keep reading for our list of things to keep handy around the house!

  1. Tape Measure. For all projects that need precise measurements.
  2. Utility Knife. For opening packages, removing carpet, removing a bathroom vanity, and more. Trust us, you’ll be surprised how many times these come in handy!
  3. Claw Hammer. For things like hanging photographs and artwork on the walls or even removing tile flooring.
  4. Screwdriver Set. For just about anything, including changing batteries in children’s toys!
  5. Hardware. Having an assortment of nails, screws, and vinyl sinkers are essential.
  6. Tape. We recommend duct tape, electrical tape, painter’s tape, and plumber’s tape.
  7. Adjustable Pliers. For gripping onto something when attempting to fix, add, or remove things. For example, these may come in handy when trying to remove nails from a piece of wood!
  8. Allen Wrench. Great for fixing bicycles, or repairing furniture around the house.
  9. Spirit Level. To ensure everything hanging on the walls is nice and straight, of course!
  10. Stepladder. Because, let’s be honest, some of us are more vertically challenged then others.
  11. Power Drill. For drilling holes with ease.
  12. Putty Knife. For scraping off old paint or filling in holes before a new paint job.

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