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What You Need For A Beginner DIY Kit

Tools are to meant to men, 
what shoes are to women…? Today let’s talk about 20 essential tools and 
supplies that I think are great to have on hand   when you’re starting out on your DIY Journey. 
Things that I think would be useful in anyone’s   toolbox. First up measuring tape a 25 foot tape 
is a great size to have for measuring out room   dimensions and I love having a six foot in my 
pocket whenever I’m out and about for quick   measurements you may also want to have a fabric 
measuring tape for grabbing body measurements   sewing projects and measuring around curves 
a screwdriver having a couple of the most   commonly used heads and sizes or even a multi-bit 
screwdriver will be incredibly useful with all   the different DIY projects you’ll encounter 
you’ll run into many different screw heads   you’ll want a hammer on hand for hanging pictures 
closing your paint can installing drywall anchors   the list goes on if you don’t think you’ll get 
much use out of the full-size version I love my   baby hammer for quick jobs a spirit level is a 
great tool for making sure things are perfectly   horizontal level or vertical plum something 
might look like it’s going to hang straight   but it’s always a great idea to double check I’d 
start off with a small level like this and grab   longer ones as you find yourself using them more 
and more scissors it’s best to have DIY specific   scissors so you’re not stealing the ones from the 
kitchen utility knives are also a key cutting tool   with snap-off blades you’ll always have a sharp 
tool at your disposal and here’s a hack they’re   also great as a scraper when you’re in a pinch I 
would suggest having some pliers there’s so many   types and sizes they’ll help you grip things and 
bend things and bonus points if you find a pair   with wire cutters built in sandpaper sanding 
blocks sanding sponges something that’s going   to help you remove material and smooth out 
your projects a course a medium and a fine   grit something like 80 120 and 220 grit that’ll 
take care of almost any sanding project you have   safety equipment always have safety 
glasses ear protection dust masks   and gloves available I like having both 
disposable gloves for chemicals or trying   to keep my hands clean and fabric work gloves for 
overall protection and grip a handsaw there are   many types and sizes a hacksaw is small but 
fantastic for cutting all sorts of materials   including some metals but if you think you’ll 
want to cut a lot of wood pick up a wood saw   like this or when it comes to cutting any angles 
for things like trim look at a miter box and saw   a metal ruler this doesn’t just have to be for 
measuring a metal straight edge can help you draw   or cut a straight line a small jar of spackling 
and a putty knife can be great to fill small holes   in drywall or even in place of wood filler if you 
discover mid project that you’re out adhesives   depending on your project you may need different 
adhesives for different materials and it’s best to   check each product to make sure it can handle what 
you need it to do but to start consider hot glue   wood glue or super glue painters tape there’s so 
many types of tape out there but for day to day I   love painters tape it’s not just for painting 
you can use it to measure plot where to hang   something hold wood together while the glue dries 
or visualize and plan I once used it to plot out   the size of a U-Haul truck to make sure all of my 
stuff would fit when I was moving a sharp pencil   and a good eraser a step stool or a ladder clamps 
if you’re a true diy-er clamps can act as a second   set of hands to help you hold things grip them or 
keep them together while drying a stud finder if   you’re planning to put anything up on your wall 
or ceiling a basic sewing kit for clothing or   repairing your home goods these are cheap and easy 
to pick up this one even has a fabric measuring   tape and scissors score to get started on basic 
DIY projects you don’t need to have power tools   but there is one that I can recommend a cordless 
drill this was my first power tool and it opened   up this whole new world for me where if I see 
something I like I can hang it I can assemble   it I can build it just don’t forget your bits 
spiral or twist bits for making holes and Driver   bits for installing screws and that’s everything I 
recommend you start with in your beginner DIY kit   bonus points if you can fit it all in a box that 
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