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Renter's Toolkit: Three Basic Tools You'll Use


Tools have been used for thousands of years; cavemen developed them and modern humans perfected them. You may not need a 20-drawer, candy apple red toolbox filled with ratchets, bits, screws and wrenches like your parents have, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to keep a few basic tools in your apartment in Guelph. Here are the three essential tools that every resident will use:

Hammer: This is an essential tool that every home should have. Perfect for hanging pictures, assembling flat pack furniture or removing nails, a hammer is inexpensive and can be found just about anywhere. Make sure to pick up a small nail kit as well; you can purchase a set of nails and brads for just a few dollars.

Screwdriver: Here’s a tool that you won’t want to get caught without. There are many different screwdrivers out there, including Phillips head, flatheads and square drives of all different sizes, so how do you decide which to get? Make life simpler with a multi-tip screwdriver that can be modified to suit every situation. There’s no need to have six different types when one can do all the work. You’ll be reaching for a screwdriver when you need to assemble furniture, hang special fixtures, or change your watch battery.

Tape measure: Every toolkit should include a tape measure; residents use this most before the move or buying new furniture in order to gauge the size of the sofa to see if it fits through the doorway. You’ll also want a tape measure while you’re decorating to give yourself a clear understanding of how much wall space is available for new artwork or a new flat screen. Figuring out how much space you have to work with is crucial and a tape measure makes all the difference.

Just a few kilometers from Regency Court at
316 Kathleen Street, you’ll find all kinds of tools and accessories at TSC Stores Ltd. (545 Silvercreek Pkwy N). Keep these three tools in mind before you hit the hardware store and you won’t get overwhelmed. With so many products to choose from, just remember to keep it simple.

If you’re looking for the perfect apartment in Guelph to stow your new toolbox, get in touch with the
Williams & McDaniel rental consultant today. Whether you’re looking for a high-rise or a walk-up apartment, we’ve got great new homes for you located close to downtown Guelph.