The Essential Home Toolkit
Assemble a grab-and-go set of tools and household fixers for the perfect Father’s Day gift
DIY your own toolkit to prep for any minor cuts and scrapes your house could incur. This bag also works great as a gift idea for a someone moving into their own place for the first time. Follow our list of recommended items below or go rogue–it’s up to you!
Canvas tool bag
This heavy-duty canvas bag from Klein Tools is the perfect vessel for your tool collection.
Illuminate dark corners like the interior of kitchen cabinets and underneath beds.
Scissors just won’t do when it comes to metal wires.
BeeswaxRub a bit of beeswax where you’d normally use WD-40. It can also hide furniture scratches.
Wood finish stain markerGrab a color that matches the furniture that takes the most beatings.
Repair cracks and accidental holes in drywall.
Putty knifeEasily apply spackling paste.
Tighten up loose bolts or loosen impossibly tightened ones.
Painter’s tapeMask off areas that shouldn’t be painted and when finished, remove it easily without leaving residue behind.
We hope you’ve saved a small can of interior house paint for applying touch ups.
Glue gun and glue sticks
The ultimate craft adhesive for repairing almost any broken object.
Never doubt the height, width, and length of any object ever again.
Nobody will enjoy your wall art if it’s hung askew.
Flat-head and Phillips screwdriverTighten or loosen the most common screws.
Multipurpose screws and anchorsThese metal bits are fasteners for plenty of around-the-house jobs.
ClampServes as your third hand when nailing or gluing two pieces together.
Hammer and nailsChannel your inner Thor.
White-ring removerFor when you forget to use a coaster.
Box cutterMark cut lines, trim packaging material, and open a box or two from that online shopping spree.
Goo GoneGet rid of pesky residue from all of the tape and glue you’ve been using.
Sanding blockPerfect for sanding down a wall during drywall repair. The block shape is grip-friendly.
Wet it to clean scuff marks off walls and renew most surfaces.