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What New Homeowners Need to Have on Hand

Posted by Mary Sweigert ~ August 19, 2008

Owning your own home is a major milestone and a pretty fun undertaking. However, chances are your new home will also need continual work, especially if you live in an older home. The good news is, working on your house can be fun, provided you've got the right tools and you've taken the time to organize yourself.

So, whether you've just moved into your house, or even if you've been there a while, it's never too late to get your go to home repair kit together. Key items you'll need for this kit will include mostly tools, but you might want to have some first aid components close by as well in case you're an accident prone repair person such as myself.

Get Organized to Get Going on Your House

What are the basic tools you'll need as a homeowner? Take a look at our list to see what you've already got on hand, and what you might need to purchase:

• Hammer • Screw driver • Pliers • Tape measure • Wrenches • Fasteners (nails, screws, etc.) • Glue (think epoxy, wood glue and the like) • Duct Tape • Flashlight • Stud finder • Drill • Ladder • Saw • Level • Extension cords

This is just a place to start, and once you've got all these basics covered, it might be time to go over your house and make a list of the items you'll need that will cover potential problems specific to your house. For example, if you've got a tile roof, think about the special materials and tools you might need to address any issues that come up with your roof.

Organizing all your tools and resources in one place will make handling the hiccups of homeownership that much easier, and if you've got the right mindset, pretty fun too.

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