Great tools to have around the house

If you already own a tool chest, you know how useful it is around the house. Starting a tool chest usually requires minimal investment on the part of the homeowner but you will notice that over time your collection will grow as you improve your skills and get into different projects. The following list provides some of the basic tools that you might invest in to start your tool chest.

Screwdriver Set

Screwdrivers are basic hand tools but they come in handy in almost every occasion. It might help you open a laptop, tighten a cabinet or just crack open a paint cane.

Tape Measure

Tape measure are useful to measure distances, wall areas and thickness of lumbers.


A smooth-faced claw hammer of 16 ounce is very versatile. It can be used to drive nails into walls or knocking together DIY furniture. The curved claw is used to pull out nails.

Set of Pliers

Pliers can be used to straighten bent over power cord plugs, to slice wiring or to get a good grip when tightening just about anything.

Mechanics Tool Set

Constituting a set automotive tools also comes handy to bring quick fixes to your car, especially if you have the skills to diagnose simple mechanical issues.

Floor Creeper

If you tend to spend a good amount of your time underneath your car, you might think about investing in a floor creeper to improve your comfort.