One can never have too many tools. At least this is what basically every man in existence has said. Well, at least a huge majority of them. What is it with guys and tools? Then again, a lot of women have an obsession just as strong, especially in the art community. When I hear talk of scroll saws, sanders, drills, and clamps, I drool. That’s because I love all things that can be used to create art. Some of these have multi-functions so the possibilities are endless. So if you’re artsy, don’t feel bad about getting another tool, they can be used for the home as well. Therefore, let’s take a look at the must-haves you ‘must have’ in your home.
A good drill can be of great use, not only in the art community for making pendants or threading wire or rope but for your home. Have you ever tried to use a screwdriver on a very dense type of material and practically bruise the center of your hand from pressing so hard? I have and trust me, it’s not fun. A drill can make life so much easier for hanging artwork, or pre threading holes in projects to ensure the lineup is correct. I actually have my own mini drill and case that came with all sorts of attachments and get this, its pink. I almost laughed when my husband brought it home to me, because I am certainly not a girlie girl, however, I was ecstatic. All I could think of is how many cool DIY projects I could do with this teeny tiny drill.
You may think that there are not all that many uses for a sander or grinder around the house but really there is. Recently I bought a table from someone I knew that was upgrading to a much larger one and I happened to be looking for a used high top table for my dining room. I’ll admit when I first looked at the table I was like “oh, just a little TLC needed”, then when I got it home I was more like “Ah crap, a LOT of TLC is needed”. Guess what became my best friend? The Sander. I sanded down the old table, from the edges to the nooks then gave it a few coats of dark stain and the table is back to looking in tip-top shape. A sander comes in really handy if you have pets, their nails seem to leave marks everywhere, give it a little sanding and a quick touch up and things are good as new.
When it comes to your property there are always some great tools to have to aid in the maintenance of said property. A shovel is a must, and everyone should have one, same goes for a rake (if you have trees of course), but my next must have isn’t exactly a tool, but one that still needs to be mentioned is a snow blower. I wouldn’t survive a winter if we didn’t have one, the amount of time is saved is unreal. Before we had one, there were many nights that it took my husband and me 3 or 4 hours to do our driveway. Now? 1-hour max. So if you don’t have one, here are the best Ariens snow blower reviews pick the one that works best for you and thank me later. This same thing applies to a lawn mower, I mean, it’s not exactly a tool, but please, get yourself one. No one needs a jungle surrounding their house.
I would find it extremely strange if anyone looked at me and said, “You don’t need a hammer”. I would probably look at them like they had ten heads. Have you seriously never had a need for a hammer? Like really? I use a hammer all the time. Can’t get something to fit, use a hammer. Need to keep these two boards together, use a hammer. Husband won’t stop snoring, use…well ok, maybe not.
We could sit here all day naming tools that we find essential to our lives and to be honest, tools aren’t cheap. So what I would recommend you to do is make a list of the most essential ones first and make sure you have them handy for all your little projects. Then make a list of the ‘wants’ and gradually collect them over time. I tell my husband if you want a new tool, put it on your Christmas list. Same goes for me, luckily we usually want the same thing, maybe for different uses, but most times we can agree on what we ‘need’ to have.