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12 Basic Tools Every Palmetto Bay Tenant Needs

A Closeup Image of Different Tools on a Blue BackgroundAs a Palmetto Bay renter, you’re undoubtedly aware that some house projects can be accomplished by yourself, while others are best left to the professionals or Palmetto Bay property managers. Always keep in mind that when it comes to home repairs and improvements, you should avoid doing anything that could damage the property or produce permanent changes. However, a basic set of tools is required for a variety of other operations, both large and little. As a result, if you’re a renter, having a set of 12 important tools in your toolbox is a good idea.

  1. Hammer. You might be amazed at how many uses a quality hammer has! You’ll need a hammer in your arsenal to hang pictures, put furniture together, and finish a variety of other modest projects.
  2. Screwdriver set. Another must-have for any tenant is a solid screwdriver set. Many screws in every home will need to be tightened or replaced at some point. Select a screwdriver set with flat and Phillips head tips in different sizes.
  3. Cordless drill/driver. Any renter will benefit from having a cordless drill/driver. It also functions as a screwdriver and can be used to drill holes for hanging pictures or shelves. Choose a cordless drill that meets your needs and fits your budget by checking out the features and price points available.
  4. Drill bit set. Of course, no drill or driver will be entirely useful unless it is accompanied by a good set of drill bits. Obtain a kit with metal and wood drill bits of several diameters.
  5. Stud finder. A stud finder is required if you plan to hang any pictures or shelving. This gadget will assist you in locating wooden studs in your walls so you may drill into them without damaging any wiring. It can also help you from losing your security deposit by reducing the number of holes you drill in your walls.
  6. Level. When hanging photos or shelves, another tool that will come in help is a level. This instrument will ensure that everything is hanging absolutely straight.
  7. Tape measure. For any renter, a tape measure is essential. It is useful for measuring furniture, windows, drapes, and blinds.
  8. Allen wrench set. A small but necessary toolbox item is an Allen wrench set. These wrenches are commonly used for furniture assembly, but they can also be utilized for other minor chores. Some wrench sets come with a multi-tool, which saves space and keeps your toolbox organized!
  9. Pliers. When you need to twist or grip something, a decent set of pliers is helpful. Pliers are useful in all homes for removing broken light bulbs to removing frozen water hoses.
  10. Utility knife. A utility knife can be used for so many tasks, including opening parcels and dismantling cardboard boxes as well as cutting carpets. To be safe, get a utility knife with a retractable blade.
  11. Glue gun. Any renter will benefit from having a glue gun. A glue gun can be used for many tasks, including flower arrangements, repairing furniture as well as making home design items. Just be careful and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  12. Flashlight or small utility light. When dealing with power outages or other emergencies, a small flashlight or utility light is just what you need. It’s also helpful for doing basic maintenance and repairs around the house where you need to see clearly.

You’ll be prepared to deal with most minor repairs and maintenance work around your rental house if you have these basic tools in your toolbox. Just keep in mind that you should only take on work that you are familiar with and avoid making any permanent changes or causing harm to your rental property. If you have any questions or concerns, it is preferable to contact your landlord.

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