More Than A Tool Kit: 3 Surprising Items Any DIYer Can’t Do Without

Mar 15 2019
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If there was one item I would urge everyone to get it is the one “tool” most people don’t always seem to have when they start doing any DIY projects. Proper boots! I’ve learned the hard way, a few too many times, to always always always wear my work boots no matter how hot it is outside. Because that’s the only time I’ll ever NOT wear my work boots. They don’t need to be fancy, expensive or even steel toed. But you really need to get yourself something tougher then a pair of tennis shoes.

You can see in the pic below just how hard my work boots work. In this case they were the unfortunate recipients of over spray from my sun loungers project!

I think “work” boots are probably a more common thing to have up in my neck of the woods. Just about everyone I know at least owns a decent pair of hiking boots. In the end, whatever type of “boot” you have will protect your feet and your ankles far better than tennis shoes.

Everyone knows that if you want to get involved with some DIY at home, you’ll need the proper tools. More Than A Tool Kit: 3 Surprising Items Any DIYer
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Everyone knows that if you want to get involved with some DIY at home, you’ll need the proper tools. However, what most people don’t realize is that there are other items apart from electric drills and jigsaws that are useful to have around, some of which you might just find a little surprising!

Work clothes

Work clothes aren’t necessary just because they are practical and save your good items from being stained or damaged. In fact, items like the ones you can see at www.familyhandyman.com are crucial because they can help to protect you as well.

In particular, using protective goggles is a smart idea when working with power tools, as debris can easily be caught up and flung across to the other side of the room, or at you!

Additionally, gloves are a smart item of protective clothing to wear because they can prevent splinters and damage to the hands when working with wood or metal.

Finally, before using any tool, electric or not, it’s well worth checking your outfit for loose items or things that may get in the way while working. Otherwise, you may at best end up cutting off a tie or sleeve, and at worst you could end up tangled in your equipment, something that can cause a significant risk to your health!

Internet

Now, when you saw the title, I bet you thought we were going to be talking mainly about tool type items, and in a way, the internet does fit in with this.

Why? Well, it’s because it is the best place to find out how to do just about any DIY job around the home, from knocking through a wall, to upcycling old and broken items.

In fact, you can freely and easily gain access to videos that will take you through most DIY projects in a step by step fashion. Something that makes them much easier to follow and complete to a high standard within your own home.

Of course, to be able to access these videos you will need a decent and fast internet connection like the one provided by www.i3Broadband.com, which can go as fast as up to 1GB!

Such speed ensuring that no matter how many videos and tutorials you have to watch, you can get through them all without buffering and delays and get on with your work.

Water bottle

Next, most DIY is thirsty work, and staying hydrated is crucial to your ability to work for long period of time, and stay focused too.

With that in mind, the third item on the must-have list is a water bottle, specifically one that is covered and sealed, and that you can only access to through a spout.

Of course, this may seem like a strange thing to mention but there’s good reason. In fact, it’s because having a bottle with a drinking spout can reduce the chances of anything nasty entering your drink while you work, be it paint splashes, wood shaving, or dust.

The absence of these being something which obviously makes it much safer and more pleasant to drink, and so allows you to complete your DIY task safely.

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Everyone knows that if you want to get involved with some DIY at home, you’ll need the proper tools. More Than A Tool Kit: 3 Surprising Items Any DIYer

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