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Essential Tools for DIY
I might not have always been an avid DIYer but since lockdown, I’ve dabbled in a few DIY projects (and I couldn’t be more proud of how they turned out!). Now, I look forward to new DIY projects and have put together somewhat of a toolbox with the tools I often need. Maybe you are ready to start your own DIY journey but unsure what you should have in your toolbox. Perhaps you are an expert DIYer but are curious to know what is inside my toolbox.
Either way, today I’m running through my essential tools for DIY, and I’m not alone! I’ve partnered up with Speedy Fixings, a UK-based business selling a wide range of fixings, tools and other products that you might require for an upcoming DIY project. They have been in the industry since 1999, so they know a thing or two about the topic!
Always, safety first. As DIY Daddy Blog says “Before you start any small home repair or large renovations, it’s important to think about safety.” It is important to ensure any projects are carried out safely and carefully – the last thing you want is to hurt yourself in the process! This could include safety gloves, goggles, masks or maybe some earplugs.
As I’m sure you know, having the right measurements is vital to the success of your project. This includes having measuring equipment with you when you go to the shops to buy specific materials. I’d recommend having measuring equipment, such as a tape measure, with you at hand during any stage of your project!
A hammer is a must-have in any toolbox. “Hammers are the workhorses in any tool kit. You can use them to close a paint can, pull out an errant nail or pound that security alarm sign into your flower bed.” States The Washington Post. Plus, there are various types of hammers you can choose from! I’d recommend a claw hammer as you can easily pull out any twisted nails using the curved claw back.
“Wrenches are also a great tool to have. Adjustable wrenches are even better – these are highly versatile and can be used for a variety of applications.” Comments Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum. I always keep an adjustable wrench in my toolbox as they always come in handy!
Instead of having a variety of screwdrivers filling up your toolbox, I’d recommend going for an interchangeable screwdriver set with a selection of bits that you might need. So, no matter what you need a screwdriver for, you will always have the bits required right next to you (no more knocking on your neighbour’s door asking for a spare screwdriver!).