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12 Basic Tools Every Columbia Tenant Needs

A Closeup Image of Different Tools on a Blue BackgroundAs a Columbia renter, you’re undoubtedly aware that some house projects can be accomplished by yourself, while others are best left to the professionals or Columbia property managers. Always remember to avoid doing anything that could cause damage or make permanent alterations to the property when it comes to house repairs and improvements. However, there are several more jobs, both large and small, that necessitate the use of a basic set of tools. Therefore, having a set of 12 important tools in your collection is a good idea if you’re a renter.

  1. Hammer. You might be amazed at how many uses a quality hammer has! You need a hammer in your toolset for hanging artwork, assembling furniture, and completing several other modest tasks.
  2. Screwdriver set. Another necessity for any renter is a solid screwdriver kit. There are several screws in every residence that will require tightening or removal and replacement at some time. Choose a screwdriver set with various-sized Phillips- and flat-head tips.
  3. Cordless drill/driver. A cordless drill/driver is an invaluable tool for any tenant. It also functions as a screwdriver and can be used to drill holes for hanging pictures or shelves. Choose a cordless drill with the features and pricing that best suit your demands and budget.
  4. Drill bit set. Of course, no drill or driver is complete without a good selection of drill bits. Get a drill bit set that includes both metal and wood drill bits in different sizes.
  5. Stud finder. A stud finder is an absolute need if you plan to hang any photos or shelving. This device will assist you in locating wooden studs in your walls, allowing you to drill into them without damaging any wires. It can also help you keep your security deposit by reducing the number of holes you make in your walls.
  6. Level. When hanging shelves and pictures, a level is another useful tool. This tool will assist you in ensuring that everything is precisely straight before hanging it.
  7. Tape measure. Any renter should have a tape measure. Windows, curtains, blinds, and furniture may all be measured using this tool.
  8. Allen wrench set. A set of Allen wrenches is a small but necessary addition to any toolbox. These wrenches are commonly used for furniture assembly, but they can also be utilized for other minor chores. Some wrench sets include a multi-tool, which saves space and keeps your toolbox organized!
  9. Pliers. A decent pair of pliers is always useful, especially when gripping or twisting something. 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 many tasks, including cutting carpets, opening goods, and disassembling cardboard boxes. For maximum protection, look for a utility knife with a retractable blade.
  11. Glue gun. Every renter should have a glue gun. There are a variety of uses for a glue gun, ranging from mending furniture or floral arrangements to producing home decor 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 might also be useful when you require light to undertake simple house maintenance and repairs.

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 tasks that you are familiar with and avoid making permanent alterations or damage to your rental property. If ever you are in doubt direct your questions or concerns to your landlord.

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