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12 Basic Tools Every Leland Tenant Needs

A Closeup Image of Different Tools on a Blue BackgroundAs a Leland renter, you likely already know that some home improvement jobs are best left to professionals or Leland property managers, while others can be completed by the renter. Always keep in mind that, when it comes to house repairs and upgrades, you should avoid doing anything that could cause damage or make permanent alterations to the property. However, a basic set of tools is required for a variety of other operations, both large and little. 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 might be amazed at how many uses a quality hammer has! You’ll need a hammer in your arsenal to hang pictures, put furniture together, and finish a variety of other modest projects.
  2. Screwdriver set. Another necessity for any renter is a solid screwdriver kit. Many screws in every home will eventually need to be tightened or removed and replaced. Choose a screwdriver set with different-sized flat and Phillips head tips.
  3. Cordless drill/driver. A cordless drill/driver is an exceptional tool for renters. It can also be used as a screwdriver and to drill holes for hanging artwork or shelving. Choose a cordless drill with the features and cost that best suit your demands and budget.
  4. Drill bit set. Of course, no drill or driver is complete without a good selection of drill bits. Get a drill bit set that includes both metal and wood drill bits in different sizes.
  5. Stud finder. A stud finder is necessary if you plan to hang any photos or shelving. This device will assist you in locating wooden studs in your walls, allowing you to drill into them without damaging any wires. It can also help you avoid losing your security deposit by minimizing the number of wall holes you make.
  6. Level. When hanging shelves and pictures, a level is another useful tool. This device will assist you in hanging everything straight.
  7. Tape measure. For any renter, a tape measure is essential. It can be used to measure windows, curtains, furniture, and blinds.
  8. Allen wrench set. A set of Allen wrenches is a small but vital addition to every tool collection. These wrenches are frequently used for furniture assembly and can also be useful for other minor needs You will find that some wrench sets include a multi-tool, which can help you conserve room and organize your toolkit!
  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 so many tasks, including opening parcels and dismantling cardboard boxes as well as cutting carpets. For maximum safety, use a utility knife with a retractable blade.
  11. Glue gun. For any tenant, a glue gun is a useful item. There are numerous uses for a glue gun, including fixing furniture and floral arrangements and making home decorations. Just be careful and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  12. Flashlight or small utility light. A little flashlight or utility light is a lifesaver in power outages and other emergency situations. It is useful when you need to see clearly to undertake simple house maintenance and repairs.

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. If ever you are in doubt direct your questions or concerns to your landlord.

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