Essential tools for homeowners

Owning a home has always been my dream, and most Americans would probably feel the same. But to me, owning a home is more than just signing documents and having legal proof that this is your property. It’s more about becoming self sufficient and independent person, who can handle his (speaking from guy’s perspective) problems on his own. It’s almost like becoming adult. Which means, that, sometimes when something breaks or malfunctions, you should be able to fix it on your own. At least basic stuff. And you and me are in luck, because we live in era which allows us to buy variety of simple, yet effective tools for homeowners.. Here are few of the tools off the top of my head, there are probably other tools that might be better suited for this list, but i’m writing this based on my personal experience and by no means do i claim that it’s universal truth.

 First, i wanted to get started with basic tools for taking care of your yard. These are – lawn mower, leaf blower, shovel, cultivator. And the list is endless, but i’ll just discuss these, because i have experience of owning them.

Buying separate lawn mower isn’t necessary, but in my opinion, if you have big yard, it’s definitely worth the investment. Mowers price range usually varies between few hundred and few thousand dollars. And if that seems crazy to you, that’s because you haven’t calculated costs of paying someone else to do the job for you. Simply put, quality lawn mower will recoup its cost in few years. Although, we should also factor in cost of your time and energy. Some people hate mowing their yards, and if that’s you, i guess it would be smart to outsource.  I think purpose for having a shovel is obvious, same for leaf blower and cultivator. I must say though, that shovel is a must have. It’s very handy and cheap.

Then there’s my second favorite hobby in the world – DIY and woodworking. If you’re not into it, that’s fine, and you can skip this part of the post. But i have to say that nothing gives me bigger sense of accomplishment than making furniture out of scratch on my own. We humans have evolved to interact with tools and make something tangible from them, and in 21st century, that doesn’t happen. My job doesn’t offer that sense of accomplishment, but luckily i have woodworking to fill the void. I strongly advise everyone to get at least a circular saw. Even the top notch worm drive saws are affordable, yet they are very useful and agile. Check my favorite saws on this tutorial by TheSawExpert. Circular saw is the best kind of saw i know, it can do literally anything that other saws can’t. Sometimes it does require effort, but that’s just one small flaw.

 I hope you have nice home-owning experience, and i hope i helped.

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