Wherever you live, everyone needs some basic tools to assist with household tasks. We've compiled a group of tools that won't take up valuable cupboard space, but will also have you prepared for the next fix-it job around the house.
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- Screwdrivers: Go with the stubby variety to save the most space. A flat head and Phillips head screwdriver are both essential, but for the most versatility a screwdriver with interchangeable heads will work best
- Heavy Duty Scissors: Skip office scissors, which will wilt under the pressure of cutting rope or fabric. A set of contractor-grade scissors has many uses from the kitchen to the workshop.
- Crescent Adjustable Spanner: An adjustable spanner is a must-have in any tiny tool kit. Consider a kit that includes multiple sizes, so you've got all your nuts and bolt sizes covered.
- Tape Measure: From woodworking to interior design, a tape measure is indispensable.
- Level: A standard spirit level with a measuring scale is necessary when installing shelves and can be helpful when hanging mirrors or artwork. But there's also an app for that.
- Hammer: A stubby claw hammer will do 90% of the jobs around the house.
- Pliers: If you've got the space then go with a slip-joint and long nose pair of pliers.