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12 Basic Tools Every Cedar Park Tenant Needs

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

  1. Hammer. A good quality hammer has a surprising number of applications. Whether you are assembling furniture, hanging pictures, or completing any number of other little tasks, you must have a hammer in your arsenal.
  2. Screwdriver set. A quality set of screwdrivers is another must for any renter. Many screws in every home will need to be tightened or replaced at some point. 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 is useful as a screwdriver and may be used to drill holes in the wall for hanging artwork or shelving. Choose a cordless drill with the features and pricing that best suit your demands and budget.
  4. Drill bit set. Without a quality set of drill bits, no drill or driver will be entirely functional. Get a kit that includes drill bits for both wood and metal in various sizes.
  5. Stud finder. A stud finder is required if you plan to hang any pictures 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 to reduce the number of holes you make in your walls and save you from losing your security deposit.
  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. An Allen wrench set is a small but important addition to every toolkit. These wrenches are frequently used for furniture assembly and can also be utilized for other small jobs. There are wrench sets that include a multi-tool that will save space and keep your toolbox organized!
  9. Pliers. When you need to twist or grip something, a decent set of pliers is helpful. 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 everything from cutting carpet to opening parcels and disassembling cardboard boxes. For maximum safety, look for a utility knife with a retractable blade.
  11. Glue gun. Any renter will benefit from having 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. Follow the manufacturer’s directions and use them with caution.
  12. Flashlight or small utility light. In the event of a power outage or other emergency, a small flashlight or utility light can save the day. 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. Remember to only undertake tasks that you are capable of completing effectively and to avoid making permanent changes or causing damage to your rental home. It is important to contact your landlord if you have any queries or concerns.

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