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12 Basic Tools Every Tampa Tenant Needs

A Closeup Image of Different Tools on a Blue BackgroundAs a Tampa renter, you are fully aware that some house projects are best left to the professionals or Tampa property managers, while others can be done by yourself. 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, having a set of 12 vital tools in your toolkit if you’re a renter is a good idea.

  1. Hammer. You may be surprised by the number of applications for a high-quality hammer! 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 set of high-quality screwdrivers is another must for any renter. There are several screws in every residence that will eventually require tightening, removal, and replacement. Choose a screwdriver set with both Phillips heads and flat tips in a variety of sizes.
  3. Cordless drill/driver. A cordless drill/driver for any renter is a great tool. It can also be used as a screwdriver and to drill holes for hanging artwork or shelving. Choose a cordless drill that meets your demands and budget by looking at the features and price points available.
  4. Drill bit set. Of course, no drill or driver is complete without a good selection of drill bits. Get a kit that includes drill bits for both wood and metal in various sizes.
  5. Stud finder. A stud finder is an absolute need if you plan to hang any photos or shelving. This tool will assist you in locating the wooden studs in your walls, allowing you to drill into them without damaging any wiring. It can also help you avoid losing your security deposit by reducing the number of holes you make in your walls.
  6. Level. When hanging pictures or shelves, a level is a useful tool. This gadget will assist you in ensuring that everything is precisely straight when it is hanging.
  7. Tape measure. Any renter should have a tape measure. Furniture, curtains, windows, and blinds may all be measured with it.
  8. Allen wrench set. An Allen wrench set is a small but necessary addition to any toolkit. These wrenches are commonly used to assemble furniture, but they can also be used for a variety of other modest tasks. There are wrench sets that include a multi-tool that will save space and keep your toolbox organized!
  9. Pliers. When you need to hold or twist something, a decent pair of pliers is always useful. Pliers are necessary for changing broken light bulbs and undoing frozen water hoses, among other household tasks.
  10. Utility knife. A utility knife can be used for everything from cutting carpet to opening parcels and disassembling cardboard boxes. For best safety, use a utility knife with a retractable blade.
  11. Glue gun. A glue gun is an excellent tool for renters. A glue gun can be used for a variety of tasks, including fixing furniture and flower arrangements as well as making home design items. Make sure to use it with caution and according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  12. Flashlight or small utility light. A little flashlight or utility light is a lifesaver in power outages and other emergency situations. It’s also useful for performing basic maintenance and repairs around the house when you need to see clearly.

You’ll be ready to handle most minor repairs and maintenance work around your rental house if you have these basic tools in your toolkit. Just keep in mind that you should only take on tasks that you are familiar with and avoid making permanent alterations or damage to your rental property. It is important to contact your landlord if you have any queries or concerns.

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