Nobody ever lay down while waiting for a repairer at home. Nail-biting impatience is more common. How long will they take? When will they get here? How much will it cost in the end?
A home repair tool kit can save you a lot of time, money and stress if you’re willing to do a few tasks yourself. It doesn’t matter much if you’ve never done it before. That’s what first times are for. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t already know how to do them: that’s what YouTube tutorials are for. All it takes is a positive attitude, a little patience, the humility to know when to consult the instructions and the right set of tools. With the right attitude and the right equipment, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.
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Updated November 2023: We have updated pricing and availability. We’ve also added an X-Acto knife, Dremel power tool, and caulk tube cap, as well as updated our caulking recommendations.