In this age of DIY, it has become more important than ever to own a good set of tools in the house. Why should you spend a lot of money hiring professionals for small repairs or upgrades around the house that you could very well do yourself? There are many tasks that you can perform yourself or have a capable person that you live with. All you need is to have the right tools to perform the task and you are good to go. However, if you have never wondered why you need to own a tools box in the house here are some of the reasons:
1. Emergencies – There are some emergency repairs that cannot simply wait until the morning and for a contractor to come up to the house. It can cost you a lot and it is a major inconvenience to wait through the night. Things like a burst up water pipe should not wait for a professional contractor to take care of, you can simply close the water outlet or even fix the leak if you have the right tools. If you do not know how to do it there are many reputable “do it yourself” websites that give step by step tutorials on how to perform such tasks.
2. Taking care of home appliances – It is probably not a good idea to mess up with home appliances especially the electric ones but there are simple faults that you can easily take care of yourself if you one a simple pair of screwdrivers. Things like changing a plug or replacing a blown-up fuse do not need to wait until you have the time to take them in for repairs. You can do it yourself and save a lot of money in the process.
3. Home improvements – There are certain home improvement tasks that you can do yourself if you own a tools box. You can assemble new furniture, build your child a play or doll house and put up new decorations all by yourself. For home improvements you need more than just a set of screwdrivers, you need tape measures, hacksaws and more, all of which can be found in a home tools box.
There are some basic tools that each household should always own, which range from the basic set of screwdrivers to a hammer and a pair of pliers. You may also need things like an adjustable wrench for your plumbing work and removing bolts, a tape measure for your home improvement projects, some cutting tools, a hand knife, a flashlight, and many other tools. A cordless drill should be next on your list. It will make DIY projects so much easier than fiddling around with hand drills and screwdrivers. As well as drilling holes and driving screws, you can use purpose drill bits for specialist jobs such as cutting large holes and sanding. Most cordless drills come with two rechargeable batteries, so you can keep one on charge and swap it out when the one you’re using gets low.
The other thing that you need to think about is the toolbox. Plastic or steel portable toolboxes are the standard in tool storage. Even if you have a large tool chest, you’ll still keep a portable toolbox handy for jobs outside of your workshop. Most portable tool boxes are hand-carried and have a fold-down handle on top for easy transport. Look for boxes that have an inner removable tray that will help separate smaller items such as pencils, levels, and safety glasses. Without the tray, those small tools can get lost in the clutter of the toolbox. The less you have to rumble through a toolbox to find what you need, the better.