Must Have Tools For Home Owners

Dated: 06/25/2019

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When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic projects.

  1. Cordless drill. A cordless drill is a must-have for installing cabinets, drawer pulls, hinges, picture frames, shelves and hooks, and more. Whether it’s for do-it-yourself projects or repairs, you’ll use your cordless drill just about every month.  I have one, and have used it SO many times, so handy!

  2. Drain cleaners. Shower and bathroom sink drains are susceptible to clogs because of the daily buildup of hair and whisker clippings. You can use chemical clog removers like Drano, but they’re expensive and the lingering chemical scent is unpleasant. Instead, buy some plastic drain cleaners that can reach into the drain to pull out the clog of hair and gunk. You can purchase them on Amazon or at a local hardware store for a low price.  Okay, I do not have one of these, but I plan on checking Ace Hardware, Home Depot or Lowes to get one.

  3. Shop-vac. No matter how careful you are, spills and accidents will happen and there are some tasks that just can’t be handled with paper towels or a standard vacuum, like pet messes or broken glass.  This item is so nice to have around, but it's not fun cleaning it out.

  4. Loppers. Even the minimum amount of care for your landscaping will require some loppers to remove damaged branches, vines, thick weeds, and any other unruly plants in your yard.  I call in a professional when needed, but I have an assortment of yard clippers for keeping a manicured look.

  5. Flashlight. You’re going to want something a little more powerful than your iPhone flashlight when you’re in the crawlspace!  This is the one item in my home that always seems to disappear, so I recommend having multiple!  They're also great for nighttime walks. 

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Lisa McGregor, Realtor

The A Team

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Cell: (928) 486-3497

lisam.theateam@gmail.com

www.lisa.havasuhero.com


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Lisa McGregor

Lisa joined The A Team in January 2018. She has been a resident of Lake Havasu City since 1976 (seriously!), loves everything Lake Havasu City has to offer, and is so glad her 3 kids are growing up i....

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