As a homeowner, when something goes wrong in your home, it falls on your shoulders to fix it. And while major repairs typically require professional support, there are plenty of minor repairs you can tackle on your own—if you have the right tools.
But what, exactly, are those tools?
A recent video from realtor.com outlined the essential tools every homeowner should have in their toolbox, including:
Hand tools. No toolbox would be complete without basic hand tools—like screwdrivers, a hammer, wrenches, and a tape measure. These multifunctional tools can help you fix just about anything in or around your home—whether that is tightening a hinge, fixing a bike, or adjusting a leaky faucet.
Stud finder. As the name implies, stud finders help you find the stud in your walls, allowing you to more securely hang heavy artwork, shelving, or ceiling planters.
Ladder. Not everything in your home that needs your attention will be within your reach—which is why you need a ladder. A six-foot ladder is the perfect size to help you address hard-to-reach home projects, whether that is swapping out a lightbulb or replacing the battery in your smoke detector.
What does this mean for you? As a homeowner, you want to be prepared if and when something in your home needs a quick repair or adjustment—so if you don’t currently have these tools, consider taking a trip to the hardware store and adding them to your toolbox.