5 Essential Tools Every Apartment Dweller Must Have in the Toolbox
Life is easy when you have an on-site maintenance team to take care of leaky faucets and clogged drains. The multifamily apartments by Kington Properties in San Angelo, TX have maintenance crew to provide 24-hour support to residents. While it always gives a peace of mind to have someone who is a phone call away, you may not want their assistance for small jobs like hanging a photo frame or tightening a nut. Instead of calling the maintenance crew for minor fixes, every apartment dweller must have a toolbox with the right tools for measurement, drilling, and other repairs. Let’s look at the five essential tools that must be a part of this kit.
List of essential tools for apartment dwellers in the Toolbox –
You would need a tape measure to map out the placement of furniture, determine if a king or queen size bed would fit in the new bedroom, buy the perfect rug, or decide the ideal TV size for the wall. When you have a tape measure in the toolbox, we bet you would never go wrong with placing right items at the right space.
A universal screwdriver is something that does not exist, which means you need a set of screwdrivers in different shapes and sizes for the toolbox. The little tool would help you tighten door hinge or assemble a piece of furniture. Buy a screwdriver with magnetic interchangeable tips that affix to the end of the screwdriver shaft.
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3. Claw Hammer
A claw hammer that has one side to fix the nail into surface and the other side to remove the nail, is appropriate for your toolbox. If you want to hang certificates or photo frames, buy a small hammer. A big hammer, on the other hand, is appropriate for hamming big nails. An average hammer has 16-inch long handle and weighs around one pound. Make sure that it has a firm grip to prevent any injury when trying to hammer a nail.
A flashlight is not just another tool in your kit, it could be your companion to trekking and camping. In case of an unexpected power outage, a flashlight is probably the first thing you would look for, to light up the area. Other than the toolbox, you must keep a flashlight in hallway closet, bathroom vanity and under kitchen sink.
5. Utility Knife
Whether you want to open corrugated boxes when you move to a new place, scrape off paint from window glass, cut binding materials like cord, packing or plastic strapping or open a bottle, a utility knife does everything for you. These knives have razor blades, tweezers and mini screwdrivers, which make them the most versatile tool in toolbox.
A well-stocked toolbox will make apartment life more convenient for you. In addition to the above five tools, you can also add drywall anchors, different sizes of screws and nails, wrenches, pliers and stud finder in the kit. Make sure that you invest on a good brand, as these items will stay in your toolbox for many years. If you want to learn more hacks on how to improve your rental house, Kington Properties has a blog section that helps apartment dwellers live comfortably in their abode. To get more details about our rental properties in San Angelo, fill out the Contact Form.