Are you a first-time homebuyer and wondering what tools you may need as you purchase your first home? We recommend that you pick up the following tools before venturing into your new spot.
1. Tool Combination Package
Our list could be 50 tools and accessories every new buyer should own, but these tool combination packages contain about 40 of the tools you need! The products that come in these all-inclusive sets are perfect for the new homeowner who plans on doing minor maintenance and repairs.
DEKOPRO Hand Tool Kit
This package in particular carries all of the essentials, including a hammer, wrenches, screw-drivers, level, hack-saw, a wire strippers, and more!
Whether the power goes out or you’re trying to see in the dark corner of your basement, a flashlight is always a handy piece of equipment to have laying around.
Tactical Flashlight (2 Pack)
This Gearlight LED Tactical Flashlight is not only inexpensive but lightweight, durable, and bright.
3. Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
Every homeowner needs a quality drill and impact for numerous activities including hanging decorations, random DIY projects around the house, and making a quick repair. While other tools you may be able to get away with buying a cheap product, we recommend that you purchase a quality product when it comes to a drill and impact driver.
The Milwaukee Brand Drill and Impact driver listed below is what we here at Resilient Realty and Renovation have been using for years.
Milwaukee 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
This drill and impact combination by Milwaukee Tools provides a 5-year warranty, two 18-volt batteries, a carrying bag, and a battery charger. You can’t beat the quality of these two products for the price!
4. Tape Measure
A quality tape measure is a must-have! Sure, a 50 cent tape measure will get you by for one to two uses! But buy a quality tape and you’re good for life! What use does a new homeowner have for a tape measure? Will the king size bed fit in the room? What length should your couch be? What size TV should you get? Will the picture fit right on the wall? You get the point!
The following are quality tape measures that will last!
5. Shop Vac
Cleaning out the garage, basement, or even your car can be much simpler with the addition of a shop-vac. A wet/dry shop vac can even vacuum up water if you had a leak or incident somewhere in your home. When doing DIY projects, a shop vac even can help assist in managing dust or dirt levels within the home.
From hanging pictures, cleaning cobwebs from high-up corners, grabbing those items in the upper cabinets, and removing build-up in your gutters, a step-ladder is extremely beneficial to your everyday life as a homeowner.
7. Extension Cords
Extension cords come in all shapes and sizes but you should be most concerned with picking up a couple outdoor extension cords to help power your trimmers, lights, parties on the patio, and other outdoor accessories.
Save yourself some time and energy when hanging up those decorations by picking up a stud-finder! Securing your decorations into a solid wood or metal stud will ensure that it won’t come crashing down minutes later.
A quality stud-finder will not only find solid wood and metal studs, but also point out electrical wires. Potentially drilling into a wire can cause a costly repair, so it’s best to know what’s behind the wall before you start drilling!
We like the Zircon Studsensor 350:
The Zircon SS e50 electronic stud scanner detects the edges of wood and metal studs and alerts you of live AC wires helping you easily find studs and avoid hazards while mounting a TV, hanging cabinets, installing garage shelving and more.
9. Safety Glasses and Work Gloves
Safety first! It’s always a good idea to be safe when taking on projects around the house. Safety glasses are essential when using power tools and those gloves will help keep your hands from blistering!
10. Hardware Accessories
A picture hanging kit or assortment of hardware is a good idea when moving into a new spot. Find a great variety of hardware accessories on amazon.
As you become more accustomed to being a homeowner, we’re sure you will pick up a lot more tools and accessories along the way. But this list should help get you started along your new adventure!