Tools Every Homeowner Needs in Their Tool Box

Although you may not have any formal training that allows you to professionally repair homes, you likely have enough skills and knowledge that repairing many minor issues around the house seems the only logical solution. To resolve those clogged drains, gutter issues, loose screws, and other minor issues, you’ll need a few tools on hand. What tools should every homeowner own and store in their portable tool box?

Utility Knives

One can never have enough utility knives. These knives are very sharp and thin so they’re suitable to handle a variety of projects with ease. Utility knives come in a variety of shapes and sizes; have a few of them on hand.

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Tape Measure

A tape measure is a must-have in every tool box. There are countless ways when the measure is needed and without it, you may find it troublesome to make even a simple door replacement! Choose a quality tape for best results.


Traditional claw hammers are essential when you’re a DIY’er.  They remove nails just as easily as they insert them into flooring, walls, or the tables that you’re building in the garage. Like the tape measure, choosing a quality hammer is important if you want safe, quality results.


Purchase a screwdriver set to have on hand because you never know what size or type of screwdriver you’ll need to complete a project. When you have the entire set, you’re confident that the right choice is there.


It is a good idea to purchase a set of pliers because, like the screwdriver, it comes in assorted sizes which you may need at any time. Pliers place a tight grip around a piece of metal or other object so that it is easier to remove or loosen, but they serve a variety of other purposes as well.