As a Sudden Valley renter, you are fully aware that some house projects are best left to the professionals or Sudden Valley property managers, while others can be done by yourself. Be on guard to avoid doing anything that could cause permanent changes or damage to the property when it comes to repairs and improvements. But there are several additional jobs, both big and small, that require a basic toolkit. As a result, if you’re a renter, having a set of 12 important tools in your toolbox is a good idea.
- Hammer. A good quality hammer has a surprising number of applications. You’ll need a hammer in your toolkit to hang pictures, assemble furniture, and complete a variety of other modest tasks.
- Screwdriver set. A set of high-quality screwdrivers is another must for any renter. There are several screws in every residence that will eventually require tightening, removal, and replacement. Select a screwdriver set with flat and Phillips head tips in different sizes.
- Cordless drill/driver. Any renter will benefit from having a cordless drill/driver. It serves as both a screwdriver and a drill for hanging pictures and installing shelves. Choose a cordless drill that meets your needs and fits your budget by checking out the features and price points available.
- Drill bit set. Of course, no drill or driver is complete without a nice collection of drill bits to complement it. Obtain a kit with metal and wood drill bits of several diameters.
- Stud finder. If you intend to hang pictures or shelves, you must have a stud finder. This tool will assist you in locating the wooden studs in your walls, allowing you to drill into them without damaging any wiring. It can also help you to reduce the number of holes you make in your walls and save you from losing your security deposit.
- Level. When hanging pictures or shelves, a level is a useful tool. This instrument will ensure that everything is hanging absolutely straight.
- Tape measure. A measuring tape is a need for any tenant. It is useful for measuring furniture, windows, drapes, and blinds.
- Allen wrench set. A set of Allen wrenches is a small but vital addition to every tool collection. These wrenches are commonly used to assemble furniture, but they can also be used for a variety of other modest tasks. There are wrench sets that include a multi-tool that will save space and keep your toolbox organized!
- Pliers. When you need to twist or grip something, a decent set of pliers is helpful. Pliers are necessary for any home, from twisting off frozen water hoses to replacing damaged light bulbs.
- Utility knife. Everything from opening goods to breaking down cardboard boxes to cutting carpet can be done with a utility knife. For best safety, use a utility knife with a retractable blade.
- Glue gun. A glue gun is an excellent tool for renters. A glue gun can be used for many tasks, including flower arrangements, repairing furniture as well as making home design items. Use it with caution and in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions.
- Flashlight or small utility light. When coping with power outages or other major problems, a compact flashlight or utility light is a huge lifesaver. It’s also helpful for doing basic maintenance and repairs around the house where you need to see clearly.
With these essential tools in your toolkit, you will be able to handle the majority of minor repairs and maintenance work around your rental property. Keep in mind that you should only work on tasks that you are familiar with and avoid making any permanent changes or causing damage to your rental home. If you have any questions or concerns, it is preferable to contact your landlord.
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