Home ownership almost requires that you also be a handyman/woman. Or at least know one! Basic home maintenance projects require basic tools. According to realestate.msn.com, every homeowner's tool box should include at least the following:

  • Vise-grip pliers
  • Quick-change screwdriver with interchangeable straight and Phillips-head tips
  • Measuring tape
  • Level
  • Claw hammer
  • Box of assorted of screws and nails
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Utility knife
  • One-half-inch-wide cold chisel
  • Wire cutters with built-in wire-stripper channel
  • 8-inch adjustable wrench
  • Cordless drill and drill-bit set
  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves
  • 16-ounce tub of drywall compound
  • Package of multigrit sandpaper sheets
  • Can of 3-in-1 oil
  • Fast-acting adhesive, such as Super Glue®
  • Small container of white glue
  • Glue syringe
  • Pencil and small notepad