Home Maintenance 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Equipment

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Owning a house in this generation is a feat comparable to winning the lottery. With the taxes and maintenance, it’s very costly to own a house these days. However, human as we are, we do love to do renovations to tailor our personal haven into a place we don’t want to leave. 

And home maintenance is just a part of the entire process of taking care of your house. This though requires a lot of dedication and the right equipment. 

In this blog post, you’ll be walked through the must-have tools for you to do home maintenance with confidence. 

Basic Hand Tools: The Foundation of Home Maintenance

Toolbox. This is a must in every house. Ever noticed your father’s toolbox in the garage which he uses in almost everything? That toolbox must have had screwdrivers, hammers, pliers or wrenches. Basically just every hand tool your father could get his hands on.

You must have it too because hand tools are very essential if you want to do home renovations. Whether DIY or not, you’re gonna need hand tools at home. It can be for tightening loose screws or assembling your newly-bought couch. You’ll never know when the toolbox will come in handy. 

Power Tools: Amp Up Your Maintenance Game

Of course, home renovations don’t stop at hammering nails or tightening loose screws. For example, if you’re renovating your porch, you’re going to need bigger and more powerful tools such as chainsaw, cordless drills or orbital sander. Powerful tools like these will help you tackle your projects with so much ease, thereby saving you time and effort.

Measuring and Levelling Tools: Precision is Key

Accuracy is very important when doing house maintenance. You don’t want your floating shelves to be crooked. And even if the design itself is for the shelves to be crooked, you’ll still need measuring and leveling tools for the angle of the tilt to be precise. Tape measure and spirit level are indispensable tools if you want to be accurate with your task and achieve that Pinterest-perfect floating shelves. 

Safety Equipment: Protect Yourself While You Work

No matter how advanced or expensive your equipment is, if you’re not conscious of safety you’ll likely fail any home projects you have. This is why it’s important that you have safety equipment like goggles, dust masks and work gloves. These pieces of safety equipment will protect your eyes, lungs and hands from potential hazards. So it’s better to invest in high-quality equipment to protect yourself better.

Storage and Organisation: Keep Your Tools Tidy

A good builder is an organized builder. Organization is an important trait that everyone must have. When doing home maintenance projects, it’ll help you save time and effort if you’ve organized your tools in categories. Perhaps you can try grouping them by their purpose. This means keeping all the safety equipment in one place and all the tools for woodwork in another. This way you’ll know where to find what tool.


It’s important to have the right equipment when doing home maintenance. Invest in basic but high-quality tools that’ll help you tackle maintenance tasks with confidence. But just think about the happiness you’ll feel once you’ve turned your simple abode into a haven of your own. Indeed, a well-maintained home is a happy home. 

Sarah x


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