1. Duct Season
No home-repair person worth their salt can argue against the absolute necessity of duct tape. Water-resistant, super sticky, and tougher than a two-dollar steak, duct tape is the ultimate tool for just about anything your home is likely to suffer. Duct tape is perfect for fixing window screens, plastic hoses, pipes, taps, and even everything in between!
While it isn’t often a permanent fix, duct tape is easy enough to use and tough enough to be a solid temporary solution until you call in a contractor.
2. The Big 4-0
In a similar way that duct tape is suitable for making things harder to move, WD-40 is the ultimate solution for items that either don’t move enough or make a noise when they do.
Got a squeaky door in the house? Spray some WD-40 on the hinges and be amazed as the squeak disappears. Got a pipe that simply won’t budge from? Spray awesome WD-40, and behold as it instantly unsheathes itself from where the pipe was previously stuck.
3. Measure Up
Being accurate with your work is an often underappreciated quality in home repair. However, there’s a lot to be said of the humble tape measure. If you’re looking to stay accurate and not have lopsided shelves or ill-fitting furniture, then a tape measure is going to be your best friend.
Much like the tape measure, the spirit level get’s nowhere near enough love. So use this with your tape measure to make sure your stuff is straight and avoid having to redo everything.
4. Hammer Time
Hammers are the best and easiest tool you can own. Nail things to walls, pry others open, break stuff you no longer like. The possibilities are endless.
Ok, so we might be a little bit biased here, but if you’re looking to keep your home not looking like a miniature warzone, then it might be time to invest in a wall mending agent to have on standby. Getting holes in your walls isn’t even an unrealistic or uncommon scenario, every time you mount a picture or a shelving unit on your wall, you’ll need to fill the last hole to keep your walls looking clean.
There are, of course, a lot of options available, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that SafeMend Non-Toxic Wall Mending Agent is the best of the lot. Just saying.