A staple in the possessions of a homeowner is a tool kit of some kind. Whether a small repair is needed like replacing a door knob, or a photo needs to be hung up, having a set of tools to use and rely on is essential. As a retired homeowner, you may feel a constant battle between wanting to maintain your independence and making decisions that allow you to have more freedom in your day to day life. One way to help in this balancing act is by “editing” the toolkit you once had.
By taking out the tools which may lead to higher risk home repairs, and keeping the tools that can be used in easier and more simple fixes, you are able to keep your independence and most importantly stay safe while you maintain and care for your home.
What do we suggest you keep or buy for this revised kit?
The first half of items are great for repairs and for updates, like hanging up artwork or photographs.
- Electric drill
- Nails and screws
- Tape measure
The second half of the list still related to home repairs! Having all of these things in one place can make for a very easy solution to pesky burnt out lights, dead remotes or other electronic devices, and hanging up photos or art in a non-permanent place.
- Compact flashlight
- Command strips
- Light bulbs
- Extension cords
Transitioning through different phases of life as homeowners is an exciting journey. Remember, there are ways you are able to keep your independence and autonomy in your 50’s and beyond and after a downsize!