As a Bedford County renter, you are fully aware that some house projects are best left to the professionals or Bedford County property managers, while others can be done 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 jobs, both large and small, that necessitate a basic toolkit. Therefore, if you’re a renter, it’s a good idea to have a toolbox containing these 12 important items.
- Hammer. You may be amazed by how many uses a high-quality hammer has! You need a hammer in your toolset for hanging artwork, assembling furniture, and completing several other modest tasks.
- Screwdriver set. Another must-have for any tenant is a solid screwdriver set. There are several screws in every residence that will eventually require tightening, removal, and replacement. Select a screwdriver set with flat and Phillips head tips in different sizes.
- Cordless drill/driver. Any renter will benefit from having a cordless drill/driver. It doubles as a screwdriver and can be used to drill holes for hanging artwork or shelving. Choose a cordless drill that meets your needs and fits your budget by checking out the features and price points available.
- Drill bit set. Of course, no drill or driver will be entirely useful unless it is accompanied by a good set of drill bits. Obtain a kit with metal and wood drill bits of several diameters.
- Stud finder. A stud finder is an absolute need if you plan to hang any photos or shelving. This device will assist you in locating the wooden studs in your walls, allowing you to drill into them without endangering the wiring. It can also help you avoid losing your security deposit by reducing the number of holes you make in your walls.
- Level. When hanging photos or shelves, another tool that will come in help is a level. This gadget will assist you in ensuring that everything is hanging straight.
- Tape measure. Any renter should have a tape measure on hand. Furniture, curtains, windows, and blinds may all be measured with it.
- Allen wrench set. A set of Allen wrenches is a small but necessary addition to any toolbox. These wrenches are commonly used to assemble furniture, but they can also be used for a variety of other modest tasks. Some wrench sets come with a multi-tool, which saves space and keeps your toolbox organized!
- Pliers. When you need to grasp or twist something, pliers are totally useful. Pliers are useful in all homes for removing broken light bulbs to removing frozen water hoses.
- Utility knife. A utility knife can be used for many tasks, including cutting carpets, opening goods, and disassembling cardboard boxes. For best safety, use a utility knife with a retractable blade.
- Glue gun. A glue gun is an excellent tool for renters. A glue gun can be used for many tasks, including flower arrangements, repairing furniture as well as making home design items. Make sure to use it with caution and according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Flashlight or small utility light. When coping with power outages or other crises, a little flashlight or utility light is a real lifesaver. It’s also helpful for doing basic maintenance and repairs around the house where you need to see clearly.
With these essential tools in your toolbox, you will be able to perform the majority of minor repairs and maintenance work around your rental property. Just keep in mind that you should only take on work that you are familiar with and avoid making any permanent changes or causing harm to your rental property. If you have any questions or concerns, it is preferable to contact your landlord.
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