Ever hire a repair person and think to yourself, “I could do that”? Well, you can. As long as you have the right equipment and a good up-for-anything attitude, tons of DIY jobs are well within your grasp. Toss on your best flannel work shirt, roll up your sleeves, and get down to brass tacks on most common household jobs.
You can save a ton of money and time if you’re willing to learn. Instructions on how to construct things can be found in manuals and YouTube videos, but there are certain tools you inevitably need, whether you live in an apartment or a single-family home. We’ve rounded up all the best tools you should have to handle all common household tasks.
Updated October 2022: We added a step stool, hand cleaner, eye protection, and wall anchors.