6 Essential Tools For Homeowners


As homeowners we know very well that there is always something to fix, always something to clean and always something to improve. For that reason, we have listed the six must-have essential tools for homeowners. We could not live without these and neither should you.

Whether it is hanging a picture, tightening a bolt on a piece of furniture, changing a light bulb, turning the main water off or any of the other million little things that need to be done around the house, these six essential homeowner tools will make it easy for you to tackle everyday tasks without having to call a contractor and spend your hard-earned money.

So, let’s get to it! What are the best essential tools for homeowners?

1. Power Drill/Drill Driver

There are many kinds of drills out there but the one I recommend is a Drill Driver. What does that mean? It means you can drive screws and drill holes by just changing the type of bit as needed.

Need to tighten a curtain rod? No problem, just select the bit that fits the screw and tighten away. They also have multiple power selections that come in very useful when driving screws because they help you avoid stripping the screw head…We all know how annoying that is.

Most of them nowadays are cordless and come with rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries. Some even come with two, so you will always have it charged up when you need it.

Our recommendation is a DeWalt Drill Driver. I’ve had one for years and I have no complaints. It is reliable, comes with two Lithium Ion batteries, built in LED lights for when you need an extra light source and it looks pretty cool in my opinion.

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3. All-Purpose Tool Kit

No need to break the bank here. Nowadays these tool kits are inexpensive and come with a ton of different tools needed around the house.

When looking for one, make sure that it includes a set of pliers, a hammer, a tape measure, hex keys, different size wrenches and driving bits.

These come much needed for any type of project. From small to large, and even for some car repair projects.

Here is a couple of options based on how much you want to spend.

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4. Ladder Or Step Stool

You don’t realize you need one of these until it’s time to change a light bulb or clean a dirty ceiling fan; and as a home owner it is guaranteed that time will come sooner or later.

We ultimately recommend both. The step stool is light and easy to store so it comes in handy when reaching those lower items like the top of the kitchen cabinets.

The ladder is very much needed for those unreachable spots, especially when you need the stability and/or surface to rest a tool or paint brush for example.

If you have any sort of landscaping or a yard, one of these is a must have. You will use them for anything from moving dirt or mulch around, to planting or removing shrubs or flowers.

There are different types but I recommend starting with a pointed shovel or digger. This one will take care of most of your needs at the beginning. Once you start getting into more landscaping and gardening projects you can then get different kinds for other uses. Checkout our shovel overview to get familiar with the different kinds.