What’s in your toolbox?

Whether you live in a tiny apartment or simply don’t want to have a huge toolbox, everyone needs some basic tools for basic household maintenance. I’ve scoured every tool site known to mankind and came up with a list of tools that won’t take up too much space and help you out in future projects.

  • Screwdrivers: Go with the stubby kind to save the most space (a flathead and phillips aka star head screwdriver), but for the optimal space saver, a screwdriver with interchangeable heads will work best, even better if it’s also stubby.
  • Heavy Duty Scissors: Skip the regular office scissors, which will bend or possibly break under the pressure of cutting thick rope or fabric. A set of contractor grade scissors has many uses from the kitchen to the workshop.
  • Crescent Adjustable Wrench or Sockets: An adjustable wrench or a socket set is a must-have in any tool kit. Consider a kit that includes multiple sizes, so you’ve got all your nuts and bolt sizes covered.
  • Tape Measure: From woodworking to interior design, a tape measure is a must have. A 12′ locking tape measure should handle most jobs around the house and won’t take up as much room as a 25′ tape measure.
  • Level: A standard bubble level with a measuring scale is necessary when installing shelves and can be helpful when hanging mirrors or artwork.
  • Hammer: An 8 oz. stubby claw hammer will do 90% of the jobs around the house.
  • Pliers: If you’ve got the space then go with a 7 pc set of pliers.

If you’ve got room to spare, consider adding a cordless drillwork gloves, box cutter and eye protection.

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About Things That Make You Go Vroom

Welcome to Things That Make You Go Vroom — a blog dedicated to Automotive Enthusiasm, Love of Food and Home Decor. My name is Frank and I have teamed up with my best friend Charlie to bring a blog that is close to our hearts. Cars, Food and Home Decor. Now you might be thinking how lame this is, two grown men talking about guy stuff. But rest assured, that this blog will be far from lame. Our goal is to educate and entertain. We will be bringing car buying tips, car reviews ranging from affordable sports cars to my favorite, minivans. We will also be talking about food, from enjoying your veggies to marinating meats. And last but not least, home decor. Yes! Two grown men, talking about interior design. Hope you guys enjoy what we bring to the interwebs. Frank & Charlie.

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