1st of May-Basic home tool kit
The First day of May is a big occasion in many countries. Since ancient times, people have held festivals with May poles, dancing and feasts. More recently, there have been big parades, honoring the “workers of the world.” If you’re a newlywed, college student or anyone who is in a first apartment or new home, you can join ranks with the workers of the world — and do some celebrating. All you need to do is put together a basic home tool kit — before something breaks. Then, you’ll be prepared to fix it yourself, instead of having to call a repairman.
For starters, buy a 16-ounce, claw hammer and a set of Phillips and slot screwdrivers. Add different types of pliers, an adjustable wrench, an electric drill, bits and a tape measure; then add more tools as you go — again, before you need them. Avoid cheap tools, they’re hard to use, break easily and need frequent replacing. Get a tool box, too. Then celebrate “tool-up” festival day! For more tips, visit our Web site at onthehouse.com.