Tool Kit Essentials: What Every Adult Should Have

When we reach adulthood and the time comes to set out on our own and buy our own place, it can be a daunting experience and one which changes the course of our lives. Becoming a fully-fledged adult will include learning all about electrics and meters, understanding tax talk and of course, fixing things. DIY is one of those skills which we all need as adults in case things need fixing in the home, and a toolbox will be something you become very familiar with. Here are some of the tool kit essentials you will need to have in your toolbox as an adult for success.

Tool Kit Essentials: What Every Adult Should Have

Screws and fixings

The first thing you will want to add to your toolkit is all of those small fixings and knick-knacks which will be needed for most DIY tasks. These small tools will be invaluable to you during your DIY escapades and you can go to the website here to find all of the things you could possibly need.

Here’s our list which you should stock up on:

  • Bolts
  • Washers
  • Screws
  • Hooks
  • Nails
  • Dowels
  • Pegs
  • Cables
  • Cable Ties
  • String
  • Rope
  • Allen Keys
  • Drill Bits

 Power tools

 When most people think of a toolkit they often think about these big, manly tools which require big cables and batteries to power them. Using power tools can be incredibly gratifying and you can feel a real sense of accomplishment when you do use a power tool for a simple task. Here are just a few of the different power tools you can consider investing in, and these will all come in handy for various projects around the house including rewiring, decorating and building.

 Hand tools

Now that we’ve covered all of the exciting tools in your box, it’s time for us to move onto something decidedly less glamorous with hand tools. A hand tool is any tool you use with just your hand, and this can include anything from a mallet to a saw. Here are some of the essentials which even a novice should have in their possession.

  • Spanners
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Saw
  • Pliers
  • Chisel
  • Wrench


 One of the things you will notice when filling your toolbox is that most of the items are either powered or used for causing holes in the walls. This is why when filling up your tool arsenal it is important for you to remember all of the other bits which go alongside your tools. This can be anything from a spirit level to a sealant, but they are all just as important as the tools above.

  • Tape Measure
  • Spirit Level
  • Stanley Knife
  • WD40
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray Bottle
  • Grouting tools
  • Caulk
  • Polyfiller
  • Sealant
  • No More Nails
  • Duct Tape

All of these things put together should provide you with everything you need when starting your adult life. You’ll be able to strip wallpaper, knock down walls and hang photos to your heart’s content because everything you need is in your toolkit!


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