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12 Basic Tools Every Plano Tenant Needs

A Closeup Image of Different Tools on a Blue BackgroundAs a Plano renter, you likely already know that some home improvement works can be handled by yourself, while others are best left to the pros or Plano property managers. When it comes to home repairs and improvements, keep in mind that you should avoid doing anything that could damage the property or introduce permanent changes. However, there are several more tasks, large and little, that require the use of a basic set of tools. As a result, having a set of 12 vital tools in your toolkit if you’re a renter is a good idea.

  1. Hammer. You may be amazed by how many uses a high-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 must-have item for any tenant is a good screwdriver set. There are several screws in every residence that will require tightening or removal and replacement at some time. Choose a screwdriver set with both Phillips heads and flat tips in a variety of sizes.
  3. Cordless drill/driver. Any renter should have a cordless drill/driver on hand. It serves as both a screwdriver and a drill for hanging pictures and installing shelves. Choose a cordless drill that meets your needs and suits your budget by researching features and prices.
  4. Drill bit set. Obviously, no drill or driver will be entirely functioning without a nice set of drill bits. Get a kit that includes drill bits for both wood and metal in various sizes.
  5. Stud finder. A stud finder is necessary if you plan to hang any photos 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 avoid losing your security deposit by reducing the number of holes you make in your walls.
  6. Level. When hanging pictures or shelves, a level is an additional tool that will be useful. This instrument will ensure that everything is hanging absolutely straight.
  7. Tape measure. A tape measure is an absolute necessity for any tenant. It is useful for measuring furniture, windows, drapes, and blinds.
  8. Allen wrench set. A set of Allen wrenches is a small but necessary addition to any toolbox. These wrenches are frequently used for furniture assembly and can also be utilized for other small jobs. Some wrench sets include a multi-tool, which can help you conserve space and organize your toolbox!
  9. Pliers. When you need to hold or twist something, a decent pair of pliers is always useful. Pliers come in handy for everything from removing broken light bulbs to twisting a frozen water pipe.
  10. Utility knife. A utility knife can be used for many tasks, including cutting carpets, opening goods, and disassembling cardboard boxes. For best safety, use a utility knife with a retractable blade.
  11. Glue gun. Every renter should have a glue gun. A glue gun can be used for a variety of tasks, including fixing furniture and flower arrangements as well as making home design items. Use it with caution and in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions.
  12. Flashlight or small utility light. When coping with power outages or other major problems, a compact flashlight or utility light is a huge lifesaver. It’s also useful when performing basic repairs and maintenance around the house when you need to clearly see what you’re doing.

With these essential tools in your toolkit, you will be able to handle the majority of minor repairs and maintenance work around your rental property. Remember to only perform tasks that you are competent at and avoid making permanent changes or causing damage to the rented property. It is important to contact your landlord if you have any queries or concerns.

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