Windows on your home can require unsticking, your doorknobs can become loose, and the faucet in the hallway bathroom can end up dripping.

Are you a new homeowner who has recently moved into your first new home?

Being a new homeowner can make you feel vulnerable because you’re new to the house and despite enough inspection, any portion of the house might fall weak and may demand immediate concern.

What should you do in order to stay equipped?

Are you aware of the different tools that you should own in order to protect yourself from a sudden mishap in your new home?

Here are few of the must-have tools that you should definitely own when you’re a homeowner.

#1. Measuring Tape

This is something that every single homeowner will need as they might require measuring something.

If you want to paint the dining room, you will need to know the square footage of the room to know the total gallons of paint you should buy.

In case of replacing a sofa too, you have to measure the door openings to know whether or not it will fit.

#2. Screwdriver

No, you don’t need several screwdrivers but you only need one.

If you visit a hardware store, you will often find at display a 4-in-1 screwdriver which has got a reversible shaft with 2-sided bits at every end of the shaft.

The 4-in-1 screwdrivers offer you 2 usual sizes of Phillips head and 2 sizes of flathead screwdrivers.

#3. Utility Knife

Whenever you walk around the house, you should keep one of these in your pockets.

You can use such utility knife to scrape paint, cut off packaging, strip wiring and score through old hardware which you’re removing.

When you use a utility knife, you can replace the blade when you think it has become dull. However, don’t forget to wash it after you cut through old paint and before you use it to cut potatoes.

#4. Hammer

If you think you will just invest in one hammer, ensure its lightweight and it has a curved claw.

Unless you plan to frame a new addition, you won’t require anything that’s heavier than 16 ounces. And if this seems to be a bit too weighty, you can opt for titanium head hammer.

The stronger the metal is, this will mean that the hammer will weigh 10 ounces. The toughest blows will never reverberate from your arm.

#5. Saw

Every once in a while, you will require cutting something and if you don’t want to hurt your fingers, leave out the kitchen knives.

If you have never used hybrid saws, you can use them while doing both pull and push stroke, thereby offering controlled and easy cut.

You can also keep a Japanese saw which have thin blades that can help you trim through things.

#6. Adjustable Crescent Wrench

You will probably not need an entire set of wrenches but one or may be two adjustable wrenches.

The jaws of the adjustable wrenches can be adjusted in order to fit in with the nuts and bolts of various sizes.

You will also come across self-adjusting wrenches where you will not have to remove them from the actual bolt in order to tighten it.


Now that you’re a new homeowner, you should be equipped with all the necessary tools that you might need while staying in your house.

If you don’t have them, make sure you get the above listed tools at your nearest Harrington & Co. today and stay safe.