Home Care

4 Home Maintenance Must-Haves and Why You Need Them

With the help of these tools, you can easily work on home repairs and mini projects

Photography: Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

As homewners, we love shopping for furniture and decor that can beautify our homes. However, we also need to keep in mind that to be able to truly make the most of our space, it needs to be in tiptop shape too!

Make sure that you can work on simple home repairs and mini DIY projects with the four must-haves below. Remember, if you don't know how to deal with a home problem, it's always best to consult with a professional.


This must-have doesn't just liven up a dull space at home—it can also breathe new life into an old furniture or decor. Check your tables and chairs—if they look worn out, you can easily update its look with a fresh coat of varnish and paint.

Research on what type of paint is suitable for the material of your piece. For wooden surfaces, pick enamel paint but for concrete, it's best to use latex paint.

White vinegar

Vinegar is not just an essential in the kitchen! It can also be used to disinfect and clean glass and kitchen counters. You can also use it to solve minor clogs. Pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain then after a few minutes, pour hot water to rinse it off. For major drain problems, it's best to call a plumber.

Tile glue

Give your bathroom a new look by reinstalling your tiles! If you have detached tiles, sand the bottom part first then install it again using tile glue. You can event repaint kitchen and bathroom tiles. Click here to learn more.


A screwdriver is a basic tool that is needed in every toolbox! Since it is used to pull out or pull in screws, you will need it for minor repairs concerning your doors, windows, and furniture.

READ: What's In Your Toolbox?

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