As the regular readers of my blog will know, I am quite partial to craft and design. After my crafty session all the way back in 2014, where I physically made something from scratch, I have started to warm to the idea. And, there are always the little DIY projects that I like to do around the home. I may not be the best in the business, but I know my way around! However, a workman, or work women in this case, is nothing without her tools. So, here are the tools that I use to make the magic happen.
Although I don’t like rustling around under the sink, sometimes you have to get your hands dirty. The problem is, even when you tackle the mental aspect on peering down the drains, you still need the right tools. Adjustable wrenches are some of my favourites because they are incredibly flexible. A big wrench will tackle all the major nuts and bolts that you come across. But, what about the hard to reach areas? In this particular case, you need something sleek and smaller to fit into the tight gaps.
I always have a Phillips-head and a flat-head screwdriver lying around at home. Even the smallest problems need a certain amount of respect. For example, if you are changing a fuse you will need a screwdriver to open the casing. Some people like to use a knife, and a knife does work. Still, it is not as quick or as easy as a screwdriver. For all your basic DIY needs, you cannot go wrong with a Phillips-head or a flat-head.
There are a lot of people who don’t feel comfortable with pneumatic drills because they carry a lot of power. That is true, they are powerful and it can go wrong if you don’t use them properly. However, you don’t need to be an expert to use a basic drill. Just keep your hands away from the working area and hold it steady. A drill is the lazy person’s option to the screwdriver, which is why I love a good drill! They do the same thing, only ten times quicker.
You never know when you are going to need glue. I get glue sticks from Glue Guns Direct and stock up on them for the future. I have found that you can use glue for a whole host of DIY projects. Some of my friends even use glue to stick on their wood boards at home. Or, you can use glue as an alternative to nuts, bolts and screws. If there is anything in your home that needs a bit of extra security, glue is the answer. At least, glue is my answer!
Occasionally, I will venture outside to make some repairs. When I do, I always take a flashlight. Even in the day when it is light your shed or your working area may lack light. For me, I go for LED flashlights because they are brighter, but there are also flashlights that never lose energy that are cool.