The ABC's of Must Own Tools for Homeowners

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The ABC's of Must Own Tools for Homeowners

If you've ever bought an older luxury car, you know that the initial purchase which dents your bank account, but the constant maintenance that needs to be done after the fact. For a homeowner, it is a much similar experience; while the investment it takes to buy a house is great, it is the repairs and need for accessories such as plates, cups, tools, furniture, new counter tops, etc. etc. that can become nagging. Age destroys all things, and one way to save yourself money is to learn how to handle the basics of home repair on your own, so you aren't always stuck waiting for a professional every time an inconvenience occurs. With Wikipedia, YouTube and other online resources, there are tutorials abound for every project you can imagine, and then some. So don't just use your smartphone to look at cute cat pictures and scroll social media walls, become a true homeowner and possess the knowledge and power to keep your home maintained to the degree in which you can be proud of. I've included for you the ABC's of what tools you'll need in order to be tackle most situations that arise properly. Don't thank me yet, you may be cursing me after having to buy all of these, but you will come back around to thanking me when you can start taking care of your problems without having to pay a handyman. The ABC's of Must Own Tools for Homeowners

The A's

Air Hammer

Allen Wrench

Axe

The B's

Ball-end Allen Wrench (an upgrade from an Allen Wrench)

Bolts

Box Wrench

Broom

Buckets

The C's

Channel-lock pliers

Chisel

Cordless drill

Crowbar

The D's

Digging Spade

Duct Tape

The E's

Extendable hand rake

The F's

Flashlight

The G's

Glue gun

Glue (every variety you can imagine from shoe glue to superglue to even normal white glue)

The H's

Hacking knife

Hacksaw

Handsaw 

Hammer

Hawk (plasterer tool)

The I's

Ice scraper 

The L's

Ladder

Lag screws

Level

Locking long-nose pliers

Lopper

The M's

Magnetic tack hammer

Mallet

Monkey wrench

The N's

Nails

Needle-nose pliers

The O's

Open-end Wrench

The P's

Paintbrush

Paint 

Paint roller

Pickaxe

Pipe wrench

Portable tool box

Protractor 

Pruning shears

Pry bar

Pump water vacuum

The R's

Rake

Ruler

The S's

Saw

Screwdriver (flathead and Phillips, and different sizes!)

Set Square

Sledge hammer

Socket wrench/ratchet

Staple gun

Strap wrench

The T's 

Tacks

Tape gun

Tape measure

Triangle 

Torch

Towels (not ones for after showering or the beach, but for oily types of messes)

Trowel 

The U's

Utility knife

Upholstery hammer

The W's

Wheelbarrow 

Wire brush

Wire cutters

Wrench

I hope this list was helpful, and don't let it be daunting. Owning a home is a great responsibility, and great power as well. Power to shape your day to day life as you see fit, as you are the king or queen of your own castle. With great power comes great responsibility, so brush up on your handy skills and if you are a person of many thumbs, just remember, practice makes perfect!