It doesn’t matter if you are a construction worker, a DIYer parent, or someone with a love for fixing things around the house and yard. Eventually, something is going to break down and you’ll realize that fixing the problem yourself is a lot less expensive than having it fixed by a company.
When that day comes, you are going to need tools. You might not have a workshop in the garage, or a massive chest of tools in the back of your truck, but everyone needs some basic tools and knowhow. That way you can fix any problem that comes your way.
Hammering it out
The first tool you’ll always need is a good old-fashioned hammer. A hammer and nails can solve more than a few problems around the homestead, and knowing how to use a hammer for strength and finesse jobs is beneficial. From hammering nails to hang up a picture frame to jarring a stuck object loose with a few good taps, a hammer has more uses than you think.
These tools will fill out your belt
A screwdriver should be next, and you should ideally have more than one. You don’t need a massive set of screwdrivers in your rolling tool chest cabinet, but having the types of drivers that can fit the most common types of screws is a good idea. Chances are, if the thing you are fixing doesn’t use a nail, it uses a screw.
A wrench can also be a handy tool, especially for car repair and fixing tires on anything from your car to your bike. You’ll also need things like a saw, measuring tape, flashlight, and extra nails and screws. Then buy a tool belt and you’ll have the basic items to fix up some common household problems. It’ll save you time, money, and really give you a great sense of accomplishment.