Home Repair Projects: Improvement Tips and Tools

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Home repairing isn't easy unless you know what tools to use. Home repair projects are surely tiresome but worth putting your hands on. With the knowledge of the basics and having the right materials, believe it, you can even do better than how you thought of it.


But of course, getting things prepared leads to getting the tasks done, right? So if you are wondering how to start your exciting home repair projects, let's first have the checklist of the "ready-to-use" essential tools and some of their simple yet worth-trying repair hacks.


If you are ready, let's get started with knowing which equipment to keep inside your toolbox.


  1. Hammer. Every household surely has a hammer kept in their toolbox as it is used for servicing the nail with pressure deeper into a hole or other softer material. It is also used for breaking concrete with brute force.

Tip: In hammering nails, holding the handle near its end will make it easier to swing it loosely, which requires less force in thrashing the nail or concrete.


  1. Wrench. Also called "spanner," it is used to keep the pipes, nuts, and bolts from turning, while providing a grip to fasten, turn, tighten, and even loose things such as pipe fittings.

Tip: In using the wrench, it is best to position your body in a pulling manner rather than in a pushing direction to prevent the wrench from slipping.


  1. Screwdriver. If you are looking for a tool that will help achieve a full turn of the screws from or into another material, a screwdriver is what you need

Tip: To achieve a solid grip of the screw, maintain the clean and sharp tip of the screwdriver. Never hold the screw you are working on, instead, lay it on a workbench.


  1. Tape measure. It is a convenient hand-carry tool to find the accuracy of distance or size of a particular object or place.

Tip: Instead of bending the tape measure to get an exact measurement, run it up against the wall until it stops. Before marking the back of the tape measure, make sure to push the lock button.


  1. Hand Saw. Woodcutting into smaller shards for carving and joining all those cut pieces together becomes easier using a hand saw, which is also known as "panel saw."

Tip: Thus, in cutting woods using a hand saw, it is best to position your elbow near your body so that the saw blade will not tilt sideways.


  1. Toilet plunger. It is a rubber-made suction attached to a shaft and used to clear clogged drains and pipes.

Tip: You may put a wet rag into your plunger. In this way, more force has been applied that helps in clearing the blockages easier. 


  1. Pliers. These tools are used to hold and grip smaller objects or bend and cute wires.

Tip: If you want to remove the markings that your pliers leave on the surface, you can wrap the surface with a rug at least two times to keep the plier from having a direct grip on the surface.


  1. Small ladder. As everyone has been familiar with, ladders are specially used as stepping stairs when climbing up or down.

Tip: Your safety should always come first when utilizing the ladder. In this case, it's best to follow the 4 to 1 rule, which means that the ladder's base should be one foot away from the wall for every four feet of ladder height.


  1. A-Level. This level tool helps establish the surface position (horizontally or vertically) to provide correct readings for trimming the door or a suitable angle to hang kitchen cabinets and the like, which adds convenience to your home maintenance activities.

Tip: To achieve a perfect and accurate level, better to use a standard bubble level. 


  1. Chalk. From schools to home repairs, chalk has been a primary tool for resourcefulness. Not only is it used for writing and marking measures, but chalks can also be used to prevent the screw from slipping by rubbing its head with chalk to create friction.

Tip: Chalks prevent rust on your other tools. So, once you've completed repairing your house, make sure you have enough chalk in your toolbox.


If you set everything at hand, it is time to start your home repair projects! Good luck, buddy, and may you be able to bring your home repair project to success.


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Comments (2)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is always good to have the right tool handy for the right job in a place you can find it easily.

May 10, 2022 01:59 PM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

I agree, thank you for dropping by. Have a great day!

May 10, 2022 03:46 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Tamra Lee Ulmer these are very valuable list of tips and tools for home repair projects.

May 10, 2022 02:25 PM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks for liking our tips. Have a great day!

May 10, 2022 03:45 PM