16 Essential Homeowner Tools for Your First Toolbox

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16 Essential Homeowner Tools for Your First Toolbox

My daughter is excited about having her own place. I want her to be prepared if a repair should arise.  Here is a list of must have tools for any new home owner to consider:

  1. Toolbox (you need a place for everything!)
  2. Claw hammer (the claw is essential for pulling nails)
  3. Crescent wrench (small and adjustable)
  4. Electrical extension cord (for outdoor use; minimum 25 feet)
  5. Flashlight and extra batteries (heavy duty for those accidental drops)
  6. Flat-head screwdriver
  7. Level (handheld size)
  8. Phillips-head screwdriver
  9. Pliers (locking and adjustable)
  10. Power drill (with drill bits)
  11. Putty knife
  12. Safety goggles
  13. Scissors (heavy-duty type)
  14. Tape measure (minimum 12 feet)
  15. Work gloves
  16. Utility knife
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    John Robert's Realty

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Comments (11)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, glad to say I have everything, except the safety goggles, but don't think I have ever had the need.   Also, there is a level that is magnetic out now, which has been really helpful.

Sep 26, 2022 09:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Pat Champion what a great post to share with us here in the Rain.  Everyone should have a good tool box!


Sep 26, 2022 09:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good list to share.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 26, 2022 09:36 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat- congratulations to your daughter.   Everyone needs a tool kit for their home, even if they don't know what to do with the tools!!! If someone comes over to help, at least she'll have the tools. 

Sep 26, 2022 07:16 PM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Great list. It's similar to the tool kit I made my daughter when she left for college. I added picture hanging supplies. 

Sep 29, 2022 12:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oct 01, 2022 07:51 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Pat - I have all of those in a toolbox in each of our homes.  You almost always need them.

Oct 02, 2022 04:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Pat. Impressive list of must haves in a basic toolbox for the homeowner. Enjoy your day.. 

Oct 02, 2022 04:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Great list of items to have handy in the home. Also a great idea for a gift for a first-time home owner.

Oct 03, 2022 04:48 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great list and a great house warming present for any first time home buyer.

Oct 03, 2022 06:04 AM
Vickie Teel
RE/MAX PALM REALTY - Port Charlotte, FL
Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!

Great idea Pat Champion - we never think about these things until we don’t have them so what a great gift for a new homeowner

Oct 06, 2022 04:11 AM