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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Household Repairs Supply List

This list is geared more towards women, I'll admit right off the bat. These are items that I own, in part at least, and items that generally have very good or excellent review scores. Everyone's home is different, and what you're willing or even allowed to do to your home varies, too. This list is designed as a generic household repair supply list, along with links to see what I'm talking about and/or to purchase the items. Survivalists are usually good at having these types of tools on hand, as are many homeowners, but I'm a renter with fabulous maintenance. However...I'm soon moving to a home in the countryside with an acre of land (gulp) & gardening to do (yikes!) I had to do a lot of research to see what basics I'd need for repairs, because I'm about as "city girl" as you get!

Think about all that would be needed in the event of a flood, fire, earthquake, and more in terms of natural disasters when planning for household repairs. But mainly focus on the things that are more likely to occur, things that come up all the time, like pipes getting clogged or power going out in your house. I'm sure that I'm missing a few things from this list, but I hope it'll help you get started, if this type of preparation is a goal of yours. It's a goal of mine to be prepared for every eventuality & emergency. A lofty goal, I know, but I feel it's a worthwhile one. If I find more items on my quest that are useful, I'll add them to this list in an edit later on.

Liz' Household Repairs Supply List

Adam wrench_

Bandana (can serve as a tourniquet, will keep sweat from dripping down your face & it'll keep your hair out of your eyes. I like 27x27" bandanas that I can fold in half on a diagonal & put around my head_
http://www.amazon.com/Pink-Solid-Color-Bandana-22/dp/B002H0M0S6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=I17K350LS47EDB

Battery-operated lantern_
http://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-SE3DLN-Sportsman-Xtreme-Lantern/dp/B0018S4XIS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=49NZU30VTZ46&coliid=I30N6001PUD6BK

Book or printed off pages from the Internet on household repairs_
http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Repair-Replace-Renovate-Do-It-Herself/dp/B003H4RB8U/ref=pd_sim_b_3

http://www.amazon.com/Chix-Can-Fix-Home-Improvement-Do-It-Yourself/dp/B000HIV090/ref=pd_sim_b_6

http://www.amazon.com/JoAnne-Liebelers-Do-Herself-Everything/dp/0376018089/ref=pd_sim_b_3

http://www.amazon.com/Decker-Complete-Homeowner-Basics-ebook/dp/B004R1PVPW/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-Complete-Photo-Repair/dp/1589234170/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

Bungee paracord (can support items that need to held together or tied to something, while holding a lot of weight)_
http://www.amazon.com/Rothco-550lb-Type-Nylon-Paracord/dp/B00664KXGA/ref=wl_mb_hu_m_4_dp

Cordless drill with a variety of bit sizes (preferably with a tool kit)_
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Little-Pink%C2%AE-ground-shipping/dp/B006AA8TRA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=I18VHCRR0W6MM7

Cord organizers_
http://www.amazon.com/Command-17379-Cord-Organizer-Pack/dp/B0000AQOHM/ref=pd_sim_hi_35

http://www.amazon.com/Evriholder-Cable-Zipper-Organizer-White/dp/B000PZU26C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340684061&sr=8-2&keywords=cord+organizer

Double-sided tape_
http://www.amazon.com/Henkel-IT20904-Duck--450-Inch-Permanent/dp/B000NHU2Y4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1340683584&sr=8-7&keywords=double-sided+tape

Dryer vent brush (for more deeply cleaning your lint trap- this should be done every other week or so)_
http://www.amazon.com/Unger-Industries-InCom-962680-Dryer/dp/B001AHASM2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=8QCA0PXUKHQ4&coliid=I3O5CBENMP0C2S

Duct tape_
http://www.amazon.com/Duck-868088-1-88-Inch-15-Yard-Flamingo/dp/B000NHY1I2/ref=pd_sim_hi_13

http://www.drugstore.com/scotch-duct-tape-transparent-1-88-in-x-20-yds/qxp84404?catid=184442

Ear protection muffs and/or ear plugs (I like Hearos brand ear plugs)_
http://www.amazon.com/Radians-Remington-Womens-Youth-Earmuff/dp/B002E6RB96/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=I14S99ARY9DSN2

http://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Earplugs-Xtreme-Protection-Series/dp/B006BMSB5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1340684114&sr=8-6&keywords=hearos


Eyeglass/Sunglasses repair kit_
http://www.drugstore.com/sight-savers-eyewear-repair-kit/qxp26456?catid=184401

Floating waterproof flashlight_
http://www.amazon.com/Dorcy-41-2510-Carabineer-Waterproof-Flashlight/dp/B0039PV1QK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340684628&sr=8-1&keywords=waterproof+flashlight

http://www.amazon.com/Guard-Dog-Waterproof-Rechargeable-Flashlight/dp/B0052BQBMS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340755346&sr=8-3&keywords=flashlight+waterproof

Hammer_
http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-Pink-Box-PB12HM/dp/B002DMLJMQ/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_c

Hand saw_
http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-20-045-15-Inch-Fat-Hand/dp/B00005A1JN/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1340685019&sr=1-1&keywords=hand+saw

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-20-556-6-Inch-FatMax-Jab/dp/B00005QVQH/ref=wl_mb_hu_m_2_dp

Hard hat_
http://www.amazon.com/19375-Americana-Style-Hard-Slide/dp/B0017SN6HS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=I133B86NYSAYIP

Heavy-duty ladder and/or step stool_
http://www.amazon.com/Economy-Bariatric-Step-Stool-Handrail/dp/B001EHBO94/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=8QCA0PXUKHQ4&coliid=I21YMJE4W7ZS7O

http://www.amazon.com/Louisville-Ladder-FS1504-Heavy-Duty-Fiberglass/dp/B000KL4XKW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1340755195&sr=8-4&keywords=heavy+ladder

http://www.amazon.com/Louisville-Ladder-FS1508-300-Pound-Fiberglass/dp/B000KL2YC6/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_c

Level (if not a part of your tool kit)_
http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-43-511-Magnetic-Resistant-Torpedo/dp/B000BQR7TU/ref=wl_mb_hu_m_6_dp

Magnifying glass_
http://www.amazon.com/Lightwedge-Lighted-Pocket-Magnifier-Black/dp/B000I6REXM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1340684678&sr=8-7&keywords=magnifying+glass

http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Mombo-Snake-Magnifying/dp/B0024HUG2O/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1340755243&sr=8-13&keywords=magnifying+glass

Multi-bit screwdriver or screwdriver set in various sizes_
http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-Pink-Box-PB6SD/dp/B002DMLJMG/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_b

http://www.amazon.com/Megapro-Original-15in1-Mult-bit-Screwdriver/dp/B000MFE662/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=8QCA0PXUKHQ4&coliid=IL7G3MMR2O7PM

http://www.amazon.com/Apollo-Precision-DT1719-Flashlight-Screwdriver/dp/B003D3OFES/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3OBYKLDPO93FV&coliid=I18NZT2423X0BG

http://www.amazon.com/Apollo-Precision-Tools-DT1803-Screwdriver/dp/B00166CE7Y/ref=pd_sim_hi_2

Household nails_
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCA16250-2-Inch-20-Degree-Finish/dp/B0002Q8TLY/ref=pd_cp_hi_1

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCS16200-2-Inch-Gauge-Finish/dp/B0002Q8TP0/ref=sr_1_11?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1340684706&sr=1-11&keywords=nails

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCS16150-2-Inch-Gauge-Finish/dp/B0002Q8TNM/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_b

Nail gun (not an absolute necessity, but nice to have if you're doing renovations or a lot of hanging up wall art)_
http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-FNH180K-16-18-Volt-16-Gauge-Finish/dp/B0046ZRYOA/ref=pd_sim_hi_15

Plier set (if not a part of your toolkit)_
http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-Pink-Box-PB5PL/dp/B002DMLJM6/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_c

Pry Bar_
http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-55-515-12-inch-Wonderbar-Pry/dp/B00002X1XT/ref=wl_mb_hu_m_3_dp

Safety glasses_
http://www.amazon.com/Global-Vision-Adjustable-Safety-Glasses/dp/B001949CO6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=I25P6YXEP986JK

Safety vest (for any outdoor work)_
http://www.amazon.com/PINK-Safety-Vest-Size-Chest/dp/B006NXZQD4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=IXOL6BIQ1O0VY

Self-stick felt pads for putting on the bottom of furniture or items that will scratch the surface that they're on; an example of this would be an all-in-one printer sitting on a wooden desk_
http://www.amazon.com/Waxman-Self-Stick-Round-Brown-1-Inch/dp/B000NCYPLA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=I2L4AXJZQ2QJSR

Self-stick small, medium & large plastic hooks_
http://www.amazon.com/Command-17003-VP-3PK-Large-Plastic-Hooks/dp/B000M3V8XI/ref=wl_mb_hu_m_16_dp

Sewing kit_
http://www.amazon.com/Allary-Beginners-Sewing-Decorative-Various/dp/B00555I7DW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29ZAHCKDIEYWF&coliid=I1RPNWASDH2EX9

Staple gun (again, not a necessity, but it can come in handy in cases of lighting & a few other issues), plus staples to go with it_
http://www.amazon.com/DeWalt-DWHTTR350-HEAVY-DUTY-ALUMINUM-STAPLER/dp/B005O1MN0A/ref=sr_1_9?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1340755474&sr=1-9&keywords=staple+gun

http://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Fastener-504-Genuine-250-Pack/dp/B00002ND60/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_c

http://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Fastener-508-Genuine-250-Pack/dp/B00004Z2I3/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_b
Swiss Army knife/multi-tool with a case_
http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swiss-Army-Explorer-Pouch/dp/B000IOG3ZO/ref=wl_mb_hu_m_3_dp

Super-glue_
http://www.amazon.com/Henkel-Loctite-4-Gram-Control-01-30622/dp/B0002YXG64/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340684554&sr=8-2&keywords=super+glue

Tape measure (if not a part of your toolkit)_
http://www.amazon.com/Singer-96-Inch-Extra-Vinyl-Measure/dp/B000PSA6GU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=I2WJYD0Y0O2359

http://www.amazon.com/16-Womens-Pink-Tape-Measure/dp/B0075YGRZG/ref=pd_sim_hi_18

Tool box (holds items that don't have their own case or container neatly, and it's great to have a portable caddy like this at the ready)_
http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-Pink-Box-PB20MTB/dp/B002DA7DDM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=IEGXW13RCE1IW

Utility knife (also known as a box cutter)_
http://www.amazon.com/Allied-82067-ProGrade-Utility-Knife/dp/B000IBJRIW/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1340684868&sr=1-1&keywords=box+cutter

Velcro cable ties, dots, squares and/or strips (these come in white, black & beige, typically)_
http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Reusable-Self-Gripping-Inches-91140/dp/B001E1Y5O6/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b

http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-90070-Sticky-back-Fastener-Strips/dp/B001R1LWOY/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1340684948&sr=1-1&keywords=velcro+dots

http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Products-Sticky-Back-Press--application/dp/B004E2RCR4/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1340684968&sr=1-1&keywords=velcro+squares

http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Cable-Tie-Roll-yards/dp/B000I97FJ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1340683619&sr=1-1&keywords=velcro

Wood glue_
http://www.amazon.com/Franklin-International-5063-Titebond-Original/dp/B0002YWZPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1340684988&sr=1-1&keywords=wood+glue

Work boots_
http://www.amazon.com/Timberland-Womens-Nelli-Premium-Boot/dp/B000SDTMEY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1ZOJYCDGPJZPJ&coliid=I3FMAKGCG0N6U9

Work gloves_
http://www.amazon.com/Ironclad-TCX-24-L-Tuff-Gloves-Large/dp/B0012D7BFQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2Z217806RAVB5&coliid=I357YW0NGE47C2

Wrench set (if not a part of your toolkit)_
http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-94-374-123-Piece-Socket-Wrench/dp/B0051QUZK8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340684926&sr=8-2&keywords=wrench+set

Here's to being a happy organized minimalist,

Liz

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