When it comes to gifts for newlyweds tools may not seem romantic but are just as practical as a pressure cooker or set of dishes. Why?
Prepared Newlyweds Check Their Wedding Wish List
For starters, setting up a home often entails a number of fix-it/renovation projects that provide the opportunity to be one’s own handy-man. Sure, major jobs need a professional but many smaller ones like painting a room, refinishing the front door, or de-clogging a gutter can be done by just about anyone.
Thousands of DIY websites listing tips and instructions on-line are great resources for information that can save couples from breaking their budget on hiring somebody else.
Furthermore, couples who have made lifetime vows to each other will find many tools spanning the test of that time!
That’s why wedding season might not be for months but grooms and brides to be should consider the long term impact of placing a set of tools on their wish list.
Wedding Wish List Must-Haves
Some important selections with practical applications include the following:
- Power drill and set of drill bits: In the wedding aftermath this will be helpful in putting together new furniture, hanging up wall ornaments, installing shelving.
- Screw driver set: For tightening eye glasses, opening a can of paint, or bleeding radiators.
- Tape measure: To measure if the door is wide enough for the new bed or fridge, how long a splash guard you need over the kitchen sink, how to space the flowers in the garden’s flower bed, or even measuring how fast your kids are growing! For all of these and more a tape measure is invaluable.
- A wrench: To handle water valves when installing a new washing machine, when a pipe bursts, or when replacing the faucet in the bathroom.
- Pliers: For repairing furniture, fixing a leaky toilet, cutting hanging wire for picture frames, or resetting a fence.
- Ladder: For hanging art work, climbing into storage lofts, having stability when changing a light bulb on a high ceiling, and caulking windows on the exterior of the house.
- A hammer and assortment of nails: For repairing shelving, hanging family photos or artwork, building a dog house.
- Caulking gun: For sealing trim around a room before painting, sealing drafts around windows and doors, or sealing cracks to prevent moisture from leaking in.
- Goggles, face masks, and work gloves: Many kinds of DIY projects require safety precautions so it’s a good idea to have protective gear handy.
- Tool box: Keeping tools in a safe protective place like a tool box will prevent their loss and keep them in good condition. It will also keep them out of the way and make it easy to carry your collection around.
Thoughts on Wedding Wish List
How many of you included tools in your wedding wish list? Have they been helpful for you?
Jakob Barry writes for Networx.com, a growing community of users sharing and monitoring home improvement projects allowing homeowners and contractors to get the most from their resources. He covers various home improvement topics including green lighting and landscape maintenance.
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