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12 Basic Tools Every South Burlington Tenant Needs

A Closeup Image of Different Tools on a Blue BackgroundAs a South Burlington renter, you likely already know that some home improvement works can be handled by yourself, while others are best left to the pros or South Burlington property managers. When it comes to home repairs and improvements, keep in mind that you should avoid doing anything that could damage the property or introduce permanent changes. However, a basic set of tools is required for a variety of other operations, both large and little. Therefore, if you’re a renter, it’s a good idea to have a toolbox containing these 12 important items.

  1. Hammer. You may be amazed by how many uses a high-quality hammer has! Whether you are assembling furniture, hanging pictures, or completing any number of other little tasks, you must have a hammer in your arsenal.
  2. Screwdriver set. A quality set of screwdrivers is another must for any renter. Many screws in every home will eventually need to be tightened or removed and replaced. Choose a screwdriver set with different-sized flat and Phillips head tips.
  3. Cordless drill/driver. A cordless drill/driver is an exceptional tool for renters. It doubles as a screwdriver and can be used to drill holes for hanging artwork or shelving. Choose a cordless drill that meets your demands and budget by looking at the features and price points available.
  4. Drill bit set. Obviously, no drill or driver will be entirely functioning without a nice set of drill bits. Get a drill bit set that includes metal and wood bits in a variety of sizes.
  5. Stud finder. A stud finder is required if you plan to hang any pictures or shelving. This device will assist you in locating the wooden studs in your walls, allowing you to drill into them without endangering the wiring. It can also help you avoid losing your security deposit by reducing the number of holes you make in your walls.
  6. Level. When hanging photos or shelves, another tool that will come in help is a level. This gadget will assist you in ensuring that everything is precisely straight when it is hanging.
  7. Tape measure. Any renter should have a tape measure on hand. Furniture, curtains, windows, and blinds may all be measured with it.
  8. Allen wrench set. An Allen wrench set is a small but important addition to every toolkit. These wrenches are frequently used for furniture assembly and can also be utilized for other small jobs. Some wrench sets include a multi-tool, which can help you conserve space and organize your toolbox!
  9. Pliers. When you need to grasp or twist something, pliers are totally useful. Pliers are necessary for changing broken light bulbs and undoing frozen water hoses, among other household tasks.
  10. Utility knife. A utility knife can be used for everything from cutting carpet to opening parcels and disassembling cardboard boxes. For maximum safety, look for a utility knife with a retractable blade.
  11. Glue gun. For any tenant, a glue gun is a useful item. There are numerous uses for a glue gun, including fixing furniture and floral arrangements and making home decorations. Just be careful and follow the manufacturer’s directions when using it.
  12. Flashlight or small utility light. When coping with power outages or other crises, a little flashlight or utility light is a real lifesaver. It’s also useful for performing basic maintenance and repairs around the house when you need to see clearly.

You’ll be able to tackle most basic repairs and maintenance work around your rental house if you have these essential tools in your toolkit. Remember to only perform tasks that you are competent at and avoid making permanent changes or causing damage to the rented property. If you have any queries or concerns, it’s best to contact your landlord.

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