Helpful tools every household should have:
1. Plunger. One time my neighbor borrowed my plunger. I must admit, it was weird when he returned it. Have your own. Don’t be that guy.
2. Screwdrivers. Don’t buy a cheap set of twenty screwdrivers. Pay more for the strong kind with tips that don’t wear down. Get two sizes with a Phillips head and one flat, and you should be set.
3. Hammer. So you can hammer things. (Marvelous, yes.)
4. Stud finder. So your walls don’t end up looking like this:
5. Razor blade. For scraping paint, stickers, and anything else from glass and surfaces.
6. Hand saw. Make it easy to cut through wood, drywall, and plastic. (Or you can make rain gutter bookshelves.)
7. Wrench. Faucets don’t stand a chance. (I don’t really fix faucets. I mostly use the wrenches to open tight bottle caps.)
8. Tape measure. Be sure the new couch will fit through your front door before you buy it.
9. Container for screws and nails. We use an organizer box to keep all the various hardware in one place.
10. Level. Check to see if your pictures are straight. If you don’t have one, you can do like my friend Angie and put Oreos on top of the picture frame, to see if they roll.