Over the years there has been a traditional picture of a man doing all the DIY in the home. But more and more we are seeing women step up and into a more hands-on role.
Women are perfectly capable of doing jobs inside the home without resorting to asking a man for help. Of course there are always those occasions when batting eyelashes and passing compliments come in useful, but more often than not women just get on with the task at hand.
Useful tools for a woman on a mission
If you are likely to have to carry out jobs in your home it is always a good idea to be well prepared. A good selection of useful tools should be on hand before there is a need for them just in case the need comes as the result of an emergency. But what are the most useful tools for a woman to have about?
If your electricity goes off it is a lot safer to have a flashlight around than candles. It will give you enough light to either replace a fuse or flick a switch, or to call for emergency assistance if the problem is more serious. A flashlight also allows you to undertake work in the darker areas of your home such as under stairs or in the dark corners of a basement. In addition it isn’t just a useful tool but also a very effective safety preserver.
You never know when your natural height won’t be enough to rely on, even for tasks such as putting in a new light bulb. It is a lot safer to use a stable ladder than a chair which can tip over and cause injury.
· A Screwdriver selection
That’s the tool not the drink; you can leave the alcohol for after you have finished the job. One of the most common jobs in a home is replacing a plug; a screwdriver is essential for this job. In order to ensure that you have a screwdriver that will fit different sizes and types of screw it is a good idea to purchase a selection. A screwdriver can also be useful in removing a lid from a jar by gently levering the edge to break the seal.
· Claw Hammer
It’s always a good idea to have something that can knock in a nail if you need to fix the fence or a loose floorboard. A claw hammer is equally useful for removing nails should you hit one in at the wrong angle, or in the wrong place.
· Tape MeasureA tape measure is always necessary if you are going to do improvements in the home; it is useful for all your interior design work as well such as making curtains. There are a lot of different tape measures on the market, from the traditional items to the latest laser measures which allow for easy measuring of spaces.