MUSTHAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Dated: 03/09/2018

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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.


Cordless drill. 

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.


Drain cleaners. 

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.


Shop-vac. 

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.


Loppers. 

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.


Flashlight. 

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.

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Donna Hickey Hansen

As a Realtor and real estate investor, I love finding first time home buyers, move-up buyers and investors great deals! My background in the wholesale mortgage industry allows me to demystify the mort....

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