Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Your Home Maintenance Toolkit

Basic Home Maintenance Toolkit compliments of Sarah Marrinan
Your Home Maintenance Toolkit
By +Sarah Marrinan
Have you just purchased a new home?  Here is an excellent idea for your housewarming warming gift registry! Run through these lists to ensure that you have all the tools you need:

Basic Equipment

  • Bucket, 5-gallon
  • Caulking gun
  • Circular saw
  • Clamps
  • Claw hammer
  • Combination square or speed square
  • Drill, cordless, 3/8-inch variable-speed reversible
  • Drill bit set
  • Flashlight
  • Flat scraper or putty knife
  • Glue, wood and all-materials (not Super Glue)
  • Hand saw, small, multipurpose
  • Ladder, 6-foot fiberglass
  • Level, 36- or 48-inch aluminum
  • Pliers, standard (slip-joint), 
    • long-nose, 
    • Channellock, 
    • and wire-cutter (diagonal)
  • Prybar
  • Gloves, rubber gloves and leather
  • Safety goggles
  • Sandpaper and sanding block
  • Sawhorse
  • Scissors, utility
  • Screwdrivers, several sizes of both flathead and Phillips
  • Tape measure, 25-foot
  • Utility knife and extra blades
  • Wrenches, 
    • basic set of open-ended crescent wrenches, 
    • set of ratcheting socket wrenches, 
    • and set Allen wrenches
Now that you have all the tools, what do you do with them?  Check out this Basic Home Maintenance Checklist.

 Cleaning or Organizing supplies make great gift ideas for new home owners too!

Sarah Marrinan, Realtor, Keller Williams, www.CallSarahFirst.com

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