No need to be a man to be handy
If you are a 20-something girl, out on your own, you may find yourself fixing and updating things around your home more than you used to. A few basic tools on hand can turn you into a handywoman in no time flat. You may save some cash on a service call, but you'll also have a new sense of independence.
From hanging curtains and pictures on your wall, to fixing broken hinges and craft projects, having a few standard tools around the house will make your life easier and keep you feeling independent. You may find that you actually enjoy fixing things around your house and if not, at least you'll have the right tools in case you need to call in back up.
Other tools to consider
A decent electric drill will cost you less than $50, and you’ll easily get your money's worth. If you have to put screws in your wall, put together furniture or take something apart, an electric drill can be a lifesaver.
If you are planning to do DIY projects around the house that involve refinishing wood such as updating furniture or redoing your kitchen cabinets, a hand sander will save you major time. They are relatively inexpensive, and they’ll be worth their weight in gold if you have a large project to tackle.
Laser level or a chalk line reel
For projects that involve getting things straight over a long distance, a laser level or a chalk line is ideal. If you plan to hang a row of pictures or other decoration or even if you are laying tile, a level that you can see but doesn’t take up space will make for quick work.
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