Moving to a new place can be an exciting adventure. It’s very typical to be enthusiastic about choosing new furniture and décor for your new home. It’s important that in the midst of the decorating frenzy you don’t forget to purchase some essentials that you’re likely to need after you move in. Those essentials can help you with repairs or with simple everyday tasks that need attention from time to time.
A Basic Toolbox
There are basic tools such as a hammer, screw driver, pliers, wrenches, drill, level, and tape measure that you may need for tasks ranging from hanging pictures to making minor repairs. You can purchase tools individually or buy a pre-stocked toolbox that has an assortment of basic tools in it.
Stepladder or Ladder
You may realize a stepladder is an essential item to have on hand the first time you have to change a light bulb or try to clean unreachable spaces. Stepladders come in handy when you need to store or retrieve items from a high shelf in the kitchen, garage, or basement. When it comes time to put up holiday decorations, a stepladder may be your best helper. Ladders are often needed for outdoor chores such as cleaning the gutters.
No one wants to deal with plumbing problems, but there’s a good chance at some point almost everyone will have a plumbing situation that needs attention. Therefore, it’s a good idea to purchase some essential plumbing tools to keep on hand for those minor emergencies. Professionals, like those at Clearwater Plumbing, know that a plunger is definitely an item everyone should have in their home. A pipe wrench can also come in handy when plumbing problems arise. A tool that is referred to as an auger or snake or some type of drain cleaning tool is another item that can help you resolve a minor plumbing problem.
Every home should have a least one multi-purpose fire extinguisher in a location where family members can easily find it. There should definitely be a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. It’s essential that everyone learn how to use the extinguisher. Local fire departments often offer free hands-on fire extinguisher training.
Purchasing these essentials should be a priority when you move to a new place. With these basic items in your home, you can handle small DIY projects, minor repairs, and possibly save your home from extensive damage in the event of a fire.