You never know when you will be forced to carry out an emergency DIY task, so we strongly recommend that a small number of must have items are purchased and placed in easy to access areas throughout your home. This then means that you don’t need to waste time searching for your tool box for minor, easy to resolve jobs.
We advise the following:
- Keep these items together to help tackle those quick jobs more efficiently; electrical test screwdriver, bleed key for radiators, fuse wire and pliers.
- Purchase a selection of fuses (3 amp, 5 amp, 13 amp), curtain hooks and a variety of tape. These are all items that are regularly needed, especially if your curtain hooks fall off as frequently as ours do!
- Keep a torch, packet of spare batteries and light bulbs close to hand. The life of batteries is often used up pretty quickly, so it is always a good idea to have replacements waiting in the wings, whilst the same can also be said for light bulbs.
- It is also a good idea to keep a range of wall plugs in your home. You never know when your children will pull down your curtain pole – as happened to us recently – and ruin the installed wall plugs in the process. So, having addition plugs available at all times will enable you to fix the issue and get that curtain pole back where it should be without limited fuss.
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