The last thing you would want to happen is to have a major unit at home malfunction and not be able to fix it A.S.A.P.

Glitches like leaking pipes, wobbling fan, humming disposal unit and the like happens from time to time, and if you’re not quick on addressing event the slightest technical problem, you may risk incurring more damage to the device and even to your family.

But addressing these problems will not be possible if you don’t have with the basic things needed for minor repairs.

It’s like going to war. You can’t just go to the battlefield and present yourself – weaponless and armor less. You have to have something that will protect you and things that you can use to attack.

Below are some basic home repair tools that are very practical and can be used for almost all types of basic repairs.

Feel free to list them down as reference should you want to start setting up your own toolkit.

Hammer & Nails


This is the most basic among all the things you can include in your toolkit. Somehow, almost all kinds of repair need pounding in one way or another and a hammer is made just to function as that. If you want to have a toolkit, hammer should be among your first five list.

Or as I’d like to call – the hammer’s twin. Even if a hammer can function independently as it doesn’t always pound nails against surfaces, I just find it awkward and incomplete to have a hammer and not have nails.

Regardless if you always or not at all use nails, they can be good company especially if something has to be tied against a wall.

Pliers and Screwdrivers

pliers with Screw drivers

Pliers are like soldiers when it comes to holding materials on their place. They can grip tight and are appropriate just like when you want to tighten a bolt in a garbage disposal unit.

They come in two types: Flathead screw and Philip screw. If you decide to include these on your kit, which I highly recommend, be sure to secure both. There is no other means by which you can effectively remove screws other than by the use of screwdrivers.



If you’re dealing with mismatched parts, level is your best option to get it right. While some have this eye for leveling, a lot don’t so having something that would ensure the accuracy of the leveling is necessary.



Simple but very practical. Knives can be used to cut, scrape and puncture objects. Whether you’re dealing with electrical wiring or removal of a part of an equipment, knife can be a best buddy.



Yes. Flashlights are useful during brownouts, but they are more than that. Flashlights are useful when you have to observe or work on something that you’re having a hard time seeing.



If pliers can’t do the trick of holding something in place and twisting large objects, wrench is the solution.

There are several other home repair tools you can include on the list but all of these are already good for a start.

How about you? Are you keeping a toolkit at home? Let us know what they’re composed of!