2 Min Read -If you add DIY tool kits at home, the odds of completing those little, nagging repairs goes way up! Old house or brand new, there’s always something to be repaired. And even the most beautiful home is less attractive when it’s in need of lots of little fixes.
Best left to the pros?
First, I could fill an ocean with all the things I’m not qualified to repair around the house. In those rare moments that we’ve elected to take on more complex home repairs, the cost of the right tools & the many mistakes often end up costing more than hiring a professional.
I got this!
That said, it’s also common for the little manageable repairs that we are capable of doing, to pile up. A loose screw here, a nail pop there, the sticking door handle, misaligned drawers…. The list always finds a way to multiply.
I know this sounds lazy, but it’s a stumbling block. If I have to wander all the way down to the garage & search for the right tool… I can easily talk myself out of tightening that loose screw for now (& probably later).
Bev’s fix for home repairs involved a simple, yet elegant solution: Spread DIY tool kits around the house. Having small, inexpensive tool kits’ strategically placed around the house, makes it absurdly easy to quickly make the small, nagging repairs that we’ve been putting off. They take precious little time when the tools are within arms reach.
Is it just the psychology of perceived convenience? Maybe… but I know we’re getting more house to-do’s out of the way.
What to put in your kit….
We recommend the following tools for your kit:
- Screwdriver with multiple bits, including flat head- phillips
- Hex key set
- Small claw hammer
- Tape measure
- Utility knife
- Gorilla Glue
We also suggest you throw in an Eyeglasses repair kit. Super cheap & great for fixing up readers & sunglasses on the fly. Like the land of misfit toys, glasses with loose screws don’t get used.
There’s something extremely satisfying about checking off little house To-Do’s! Add DIY tool kits at home, within easy reach. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll get done!