14 Tools Every Girl (or Guy) Should Own: The Starter Pack


My best friend just bought her first home, and it got me thinking about what to get them for their housewarming present. I thought about wine or a candle, but that's so basic. What they really need are tools. Basic household tools. You don't realize how useful owning these items are until you have an emergency situation and you need something. This lead me to compile a list of tools that everyone should own, even if handiness is not one of your specialties. These are the basics, a starter pack if you will, to conquer those pesky household chores by yourself. To make it even better, I found all of these tools on Amazon. So fill up your shopping cart and Prime it!

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1. HAMMER

There are lots of options when it comes to hammers, but a basic wood handled hammer is all you need.

2. HEAVY DUTY TAPE MEASURE

I like to use a nice heavy duty tape measure, preferably a 25 footer.

3. BASIC MULTIPURPOSE SCREW DRIVER

I LOVE these multipurpose screwdrivers. They are 4 tools in one! Each side includes a large and a small size flat head and phillips driver.

4. DRILL

Drills come in many sizes and price points. The drill you need is a basic drill that will help you with simple household tasks. I own two of these drills (one for the car and one for home) because I love them so much. They are lightweight yet tough, and perfect for my size of hands.

5. ASSORTED SCREW AND NAIL STORAGE CONTAINER

You never know when you're going to need a certain type or size screw, nail, or picture hangers. Store them all together in this handy storage container.

6. HEX KEY SET

Two words...Ikea furniture. These two sets are a lifesaver. One is metric and one is American. You never know when you need either so it's best to have both.

7. GLUES

You'll need a few different types of standard glues to start with for random projects around the house.