Renters' Tools: Five Essentials for Every Apartment

tools for the toolbox
tools for the toolbox

No matter where they live, whether it's a state of the art luxury high rise or a humble walk-up, it seems that most apartment-dwellers have at least one thing in common: They don't own tools.

Maybe it's because most renters just pass on even the most trivial home improvement needs to a maintenance staff or lowly super. Or maybe they think you need to have a yard in suburbia before you own a toolbox. But whatever the reason, they're wrong.

Everyone should own at some basic hardware. Trust us, there's nothing more frustrating than when you just need a Phillips-head screwdriver and you don't own one. That's why we've compiled this helpful list of tools that you should own, no matter what your living situation.