Skip To Content

    18 Basic And Actually Useful Tools That Should Be In Every House

    Life will be so much easier with these.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A battery-operated cordless electric screwdriver that's gonna make home projects so much easier. Why? Because "It's electric!" - ₹545

    Get it here.

    2. A multitool key you can leave on your keychain to unlock some brilliantly useful tools all at once - ₹335

    Get it here.

    3. A fire extinguisher – this hot house accessory is here to keep you cool, calm, and collected if your cooking project doesn't go exactly as planned - ₹1,289

    Get it here.

    4. A small claw hammer that'll give you a perfect grip – helping you ~nail~ your next project - ₹299

    Get it here.

    5. A deliciously organised, 108-piece toolbox any A-type folks are gonna go gaga over - ₹1,699

    The set includes:

    1- Stubby Adjustable Wrench Carbon Steel

    1- 160mm Long Nose Pliers Carbon Steel

    1- 160mm Combination Pliers Carbon Steel

    1- 9-LED Flashlight

    1- 18mm Snap-Off Utility Knife

    1- 3m Measuring Tape, MID

    1- 8oz Claw Hammer

    1- 140mm Tester, VDE

    1- Insulated Tape, 0.13x18mmx10m

    6- 1/4inch Dr. Socket, CrV, Chrome Plated, 5-6-7-8-9-10mm

    1- 1/4inch Dr. Bit Adapter

    3- Masonry Drill

    1- 150mm Mini Hacksaw

    8- Hex Key: 1.5-2-2.5-3-4-5-5.5-6mm

    10- 25mm Bits, CrV, Sand Blasted

    1- Stubby Ratchet Screwdriver

    1- Precision Bit Holder

    12- 4x28mm Precision Screwdriver, CrV

    56- Screw 3x30, 4 x 35 and 5 x 50. S Plug 5 x 30, 6 x 30, 8 x 35 Blow Molded Case 38.6x30x8.8cm Color Sleeve

    Get it here.

    6. A foldable step stool that's gonna be a true ~step up~ from the jumps you've been attempting when trying to reach your top cabinets - ₹1,299

    Get it here.

    7. A heavy duty utility knife so you can ~cut it out~ with using your house keys as a boxcutter - ₹221

    Get it here.

    8. A heavy duty tape measure you're sure to love beyond, well, measure - ₹244

    Get it here.

    9. A roll of self-fusing silicone tape – a temporary solution for rescuing your pipes when they get totally over dramatic and start turning on the waterworks - ₹399

    Get it here.

    10. A water-resistant, adjustable LED flashlight that'll be great to have on hand (or more specifically, in your pocket) when you're working in tiny areas and need as much light as possible - ₹690

    Get it here.

    11. A disgustingly amazing drain snake sure to make you feel like a wizard when you decide to have it ~slytherin~ your drain and pull out something from the dark arts - ₹209

    Get it here.

    12. A jar-opening gadget that'll work so well the first time, you'll never have to say, "Well, I loosened it!" ever again - ₹249

    Get it here.

    13. This can of WD-40 spray that is a must-have in any house because it does everything from preventing rust to lubricating equipment and stopping squeaks - ₹350

    Get it here.

    14. This flexible microfibre fan cleaner that'll have your rooms dust-free in a jiffy - ₹349

    Get it here.

    15. This knife-sharpening tool so you don't have to buy a new set every time you dull the blades of your current one - ₹399

    Get it here.

    16. This hole-punching tool that'll let you make adjustments on everything from watch straps to belts - ₹365

    Get it here.

    17. This furniture slider that'll help you move heavy objects like cupboards and refrigerators so that you can reorganise and redesign easily - ₹695

    Get it here.

    18. And a handy hook so all those multiple trips from the store to your kitchen counter can be a thing of the past - ₹278

    Get it here.