October 15th, 2013
You’ve just bought your first home and are getting ready to move in. You’re trying to stick to your budget and only get what you really need when you first move in.
But if you’ve lived in a rental, someone else has always taken care of maintenance and repairs.
So what tools do you really need to buy?
And, what luck, the holidays are coming up, so you can add these to your wish list.
MSN Real Estate posted that you can get these 15 tools for less than $200. And women, you should be learning to do the basic maintenance as well. If you hire a handyman in the future, you’ll know when they are being straight with you because you’ve already done it.
If you do more serious refinishing or painting, you may want to look into an orbital or electric sander.
Take your time and build up your toolbox as the projects come along. Our favorite is a small jeweler’s screwdriver kit for repairing sunglasses, or opening up toys that need batteries.
Seasoned homeowners, what was the tool you needed the most when you first moved in?