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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_

Battery-operated lantern_

Book or printed off pages from the Internet on household repairs_

Bungee paracord (can support items that need to held together or tied to something, while holding a lot of weight)_

Cordless drill with a variety of bit sizes (preferably with a tool kit)_

Cord organizers_

Double-sided tape_

Dryer vent brush (for more deeply cleaning your lint trap- this should be done every other week or so)_

Duct tape_

Ear protection muffs and/or ear plugs (I like Hearos brand ear plugs)_

Eyeglass/Sunglasses repair kit_

Floating waterproof flashlight_


Hand saw_

Hard hat_

Heavy-duty ladder and/or step stool_

Level (if not a part of your tool kit)_

Magnifying glass_

Multi-bit screwdriver or screwdriver set in various sizes_

Household nails_

Nail gun (not an absolute necessity, but nice to have if you're doing renovations or a lot of hanging up wall art)_

Plier set (if not a part of your toolkit)_

Pry Bar_

Safety glasses_

Safety vest (for any outdoor work)_

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_

Self-stick small, medium & large plastic hooks_

Sewing kit_

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_
Swiss Army knife/multi-tool with a case_


Tape measure (if not a part of your toolkit)_

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)_

Utility knife (also known as a box cutter)_

Velcro cable ties, dots, squares and/or strips (these come in white, black & beige, typically)_

Wood glue_

Work boots_

Work gloves_

Wrench set (if not a part of your toolkit)_

Here's to being a happy organized minimalist,


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