I used to search the house and garage every time I needed a tool to do a simple job.
- If I needed to hang a picture I had to scramble to put together a hammer and level.
- If I needed to measure an area to fit a piece of furniture I had to try to remember where the measuring tape was.
I have all the tools. They are were just all over.
- In a large awkward bag.
- In the basement.
- Wherever it was last used.
So after a while of getting frustrated trying to track the simple items and losing valuable decorating time, I figured that it was time to put together a tool kit fit for this purpose. Something small enough to keep in a cupboard and grab for a simple job.
Looking for the right size bag was actually hard. There are lots of “small” tool bags out there. But they really weren’t small enough. Then it came to me one day. They make cute tote bags to hold scrapbooking tools and supplies. I was sure I could find something, however, it would involve a trip to Michael’s. Darn it! That’s tragic!… If I have too!
They had the perfect sized bag. And how cute is this. All small and pretty on the inside. (I’m sure my husband thinks I am crazy)
This perfect little bag holds all the things I need for that picture hang or a quick repair. And is small and easy to cart around!
My tool kit includes everything I need in a pinch.
- Small hammer – I picked mine up at Canadian Tire. The guy there was trying to convince me that I needed to get something bigger as this would serve no purpose. It has been great! Perfect for those little projects. (By the way I do already have two regular sized hammers for regular sized jobs. They are just big and don’t fit nice in my tiny tote.)
- Measure tape
- Multi Screwdriver – This is handy in a pinch. You have most shapes and sizes in one screwdriver
- Mini screwdriver – This one I picked up at Chapters in their little section by the registers. This one is great when you need to fix a pair of glasses.
- Hex key set
- Flash Light
- Gorilla Glue – Good to have on hand. Glues everything! Yes… even your finger together. Use with caution.
- Needle nose pliers
All these things have proven very helpful when I am in a pinch for a tool.
It fits in my small cupboard in my front hall and is quick and easy to grab from anywhere in the house.
Put one together for yourself. What would you put in your quick tool kit?