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6 Essential Tools for Every Homeowner

by Shanna Ax 07/14/2021


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There are plenty of maintenance concerns to think about when owning a home. Once you’ve completed your purchase and settled in comfortably, it’s important to remember that there will be no landlord to come around and fix those leaky faucets. You’ll need to either fix them yourself or pay to have a professional tackle the job.

Protecting Your Investment: Which Tools Do Homeowners Need?

Physical Tools

1. Claw Hammer

The claw hammer is a classic everyday tool for good reason. With a flat die that is perfect for pounding and a second side featuring a V-shaped notch for extracting nails and other household items from wall or wood safely.

2. Manual Screwdriver Set

Investing in a manual screwdriver set makes it easy to assemble furniture, tighten cabinet doors, remove light switch covers and so much more. Look for a set with multiple blade tips and sizes to get the most from your kit.

3. Cordless Drill

While slightly more expensive than other household tools, a cordless drill will come in very handy over the years. Whether you need to hang a new art piece securely or it’s time to drill a few bolts for your new flat-screen TV, a battery-powered drill will help you get the task done quickly and efficiently.

Financial Tools

1. HomeBudget App

When purchasing a new home, you’ll likely find that the spending doesn’t slow down for quite some time after all the necessary paperwork is completed. With this handy app, you can enter your spending directly after each purchase and share it with other authorized users in your household to keep track of your budget.

2. FileThis

You’re also likely to have a huge amount of important paperwork to keep track of after closing on your new home. If you’re the type of person who struggles to organize your ever-growing stack of financial paperwork, this tool can help. Essentially, this tool works as a digital filing cabinet, logging and organizing your paperwork in a user-friendly system that works.

3. Puddle

Feeling a little cash-strapped after the move? Puddle makes it easy for users to borrow and lend money with friends or loved ones via small, short-term loans. Whether you need extra cash to paint the living room or you want to invest in a home security system, Puddle is designed to help you manage personal loans for a period between 3 and 6 months.

Enjoy Your New Home

You never know what kind of twists and turns life can throw at you after becoming a homeowner. In the event of an emergency, it’s best to have a fully stocked physical and financial toolbox to help keep your life and finances on track.

About the Author
Author

Shanna Ax

Shanna has 25+ years of real estate sales industry experience in Southwest Michigan. Her personable character, attention to detail and passion for real estate, help build and maintain solid relationships with buyers,sellers, investors, and tenants.  She is committed to investing in her community and involves herself in the practice of giving back.  As a South Haven Chamber Ambassador, she spends time and money working on numerous events,festivals, and charitable causes.  Shanna grew up in Gobles and attended Grand Valley State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She owns and manages multiple income properties. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, fishing and exploring the outdoors.