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    The 10 Tools That No Home Should Be Without

    HGTV’s Mina Starsiak Hawk on how to build the essential tool kit.

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    Whether it’s your first apartment rental without roommates (goodbye, pants!) or your very own house that you’ll be paying off for (*gulp*) the next 30 years, when you move into a new home, you’re going to need a good set of tools.

    An Expandable Tool Bag

    A Trusty Hammer

    A Steel Tape Measure

    A Drill With Screwdriver and Drill Bits

    Groove Joint Pliers

    A Utility Knife

    A Torpedo Level

    Metric and Standard Hex Keys

    Linesman Pliers

    A Socket Wrench