As a Spokane renter, you’re doubtlessly aware that some house projects are best left to professionals or Spokane property managers, while others can be taken on by yourself. Always keep in mind that when it comes to home repairs and improvements, you should avoid doing anything that could damage the property or produce permanent changes. However, there are several more tasks, large and little, that require the use of a basic set of tools. As a result, it is advisable for a renter to have a set of 12 important items in their toolkit.
- Hammer. You might be surprised at how many applications a good quality hammer has! You’ll need a hammer in your arsenal to hang pictures, put furniture together, and finish a variety of other modest projects.
- Screwdriver set. Another must-have item for any tenant is a good screwdriver set. Many screws in every home will need to be tightened or replaced at some point. Pick a screwdriver set with flat and Phillip’s head tips in a variety of sizes.
- Cordless drill/driver. A cordless drill/driver for any renter is a great tool. It is useful as a screwdriver and may be used to drill holes in the wall for hanging artwork or shelving. Choose a cordless drill that meets your needs and suits your budget by researching features and prices.
- Drill bit set. Without a quality set of drill bits, no drill or driver will be entirely functional. Get a kit that includes drill bits for both wood and metal in various sizes.
- Stud finder. A stud finder is necessary if you plan to hang any photos or shelving. This gadget will aid in the identification of wooden studs in your walls so that you can drill into them without causing damage to any wiring. It can also help you from losing your security deposit by reducing the number of holes you drill in your walls.
- Level. When hanging pictures or shelves, a level is an additional tool that will be useful. This device will assist you in hanging everything straight.
- Tape measure. A tape measure is an absolute necessity for any tenant. It can be used to measure windows, curtains, furniture, and blinds.
- Allen wrench set. An Allen wrench set is a small but necessary addition to any toolkit. These wrenches are often used to assemble furniture, but they can also be utilized for a variety of other jobs. Some wrench sets come with a multi-tool, which saves space and keeps your toolbox organized!
- Pliers. A decent pair of pliers is always useful, especially when gripping or twisting something. Pliers can be handy for a variety of tasks around the house, from removing broken light bulbs to twisting a frozen water hose.
- Utility knife. A utility knife can be used for so many tasks, including opening parcels and dismantling cardboard boxes as well as cutting carpets. For maximum safety, use a utility knife with a retractable blade.
- Glue gun. Any renter will benefit from having a glue gun. A glue gun can be used for a variety of tasks, including repairing furniture and flower arrangements as well as producing home décor items. Follow the manufacturer’s directions and use them with caution.
- Flashlight or small utility light. In the event of a power outage or other emergency, a small flashlight or utility light can save the day. It’s also useful when performing basic repairs and maintenance around the house when you need to clearly see what you’re doing.
You’ll be ready to handle most minor repairs and maintenance work around your rental house if you have these basic tools in your toolkit. Remember to only undertake tasks that you are capable of completing effectively and to avoid making permanent changes or causing damage to your rental home. It is important to contact your landlord if you have any queries or concerns.
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