Get your distances right with this classic household item. It can be really embarrassing if you’ve spent a lot of time and effort on a project and judged your distances incorrectly.
A good handsaw with a few different blades will make cutting things for small household projects a breeze. Perfect if you’re thinking of making a spice rack, altering a table or fixing up a tree house in the garden.
You’ve chopped, hammered, measured and all the rest of it, yet your shelves are still at a 45 degree angle. Buy a spirit level to straighten things out.
This is another essential DIY item. Try to find one with a selection of interchangeable parts so that you're equipped for any screw-related problems.
This is a great item for making quick fixes around the house. Just make sure you don’t run out of staples or the thing is pretty useless!
Cut with precision using a sharp Stanley Knife. You should get your hands on a sturdy cutting mat too. As with other items on this list, make sure to keep out of reach of children.
Common sense should guide you in most areas of DIY as well as a bit of light reading. Start building your dream home today with a brand new toolkit! Had any funny DIY disasters? Share your story with me comments below!