When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself.
Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes.
These five tools will cover most of your basic projects.
A cordless drill is a must-have for installing cabinets, drawer pulls, hinges, picture frames, shelves and hooks, and more. Whether it’s for do-it-yourself projects or repairs, you’ll use your cordless drill just about every month.
Shower and bathroom sink drains are susceptible to clogs because of the daily buildup of hair and whisker clippings. Please do not use chemical clog removers, they’re expensive, smell funky and are harsh. Instead, buy some plastic drain cleaners that can reach into the drain to pull out the clog of hair and gunk. You can purchase them on Amazon or at a local hardware store for a low price.
No matter how careful you are, spills and accidents will happen and there are some tasks that just can’t be handled with paper towels or a standard vacuum, like pet messes or broken glass.
Even the minimum amount of care for your landscaping will require some loppers to remove damaged branches, vines, thick weeds, and any other unruly plants in your yard.
You’re going to need something a little more powerful than your iPhone flashlight when you’re in the crawlspace!
Let me know what questions you have about maintaining, selling or buying a home. Donnahansenion @ gmail.com.
Author:Donna Hickey Hansen Phone: 303-949-3393 Dated: March 9th 2018 Views: 99 About Donna: As a Realtor and real estate investor, I love finding first time home buyers, move-up buyers and inv...
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Licensed real estate broker in Colorado since 2001 and Colorado resident since 1983. Dave specializes in the older homes near the city and the western suburbs such as Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and Golden. He has a low pressure approach and enjoys discussing all aspects of real estate. He can answer your questions about location, resale, inspections, and more. Dave will strive to provide an outcome that is best for you! Recognized by 5280 Magazine as a Five Star Real Estate Professional for Customer Satisfaction in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Currently resides in Applewood and has lived in the Highlands, Congress Park, and City Park neighborhoods.
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