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    29 Home Improvement Essentials You Should Always Keep Fully Stocked

    Wax sticks, command strips, and bulbs — oh my.

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    1. A fast-drying grout pen so your tiles always have a bright and clean backdrop to gleam against.

    reviewer's bathroom tiles showing white grout next to unpainted, brown grout

    2. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish that'll not only enhance your floor and furniture's shine, but also layer them with a protective coating of carnauba wax and beeswax, so there's less polishing for you to do in the future.

    3. A pack of Gorilla Grip rug grippers whose adhesive pads will keep your rugs from wandering across the floor. They'll also help prevent the corners of your rug from staying permanently curled upwards.

    reviewer lifts the underside of their rug to show the gorilla grips attached below

    4. A 25-foot measuring tape if you keep eyeing how much space you have in your home, which leads to buying things that absolutely do not fit. Be more precise next time.

    reviewer image of the komelon measuring tape extended out to seven inches

    5. A four-pack of Command Strips because you'll inevitably want to hang things on your walls, and if you're anything like me, you're not gonna want a hammer and nails involved...

    6. And a pack of clear Command hooks to hang towels in the bathroom, your keys in the entryway, or for any other storage problem that arises.

    reviewer image of two shelves hanging from rope on two command hooks

    7. A two-pack of heavy-duty construction glue that'll work on tile, wood, laminate, brick and more! In just 30 seconds, you'll be able to restore broken, chipped, and cracked pieces.

    a model uses the gorilla glue to replace a brick in the pavement

    8. Two packs of streak-free stainless steel wipes so your appliances can get some lovin' too. These will remove residue, water marks, and grease while leaving behind a protective barrier to prevent smudges that'll keep your stainless stain-free!

    9. A pack of Alexa-compatible, color-changing lightbulbs for when your reading light conks out at the climax of your romance novel. Easily replace it with one of these bulbs whose color and brightness you can control with an app or through voice control.

    10. A 10-piece paint roller set — never have to dull your excitement of watching your new paint get mixed at Home Depot by realizing you have nothing to paint with.

    the complete pro grade paint roller cover set

    11. A set of wood-repairing markers and wax sticks if your furniture or floors are prone to annoyingly huge scratches. Just take one of these markers and color over any imperfections!

    12. A roll of fun wallpaper from Society6 to keep in the back of your closet for when you are filled with the HGTV spirit. And don't throw away whatever you don't use on your walls. You can always use leftovers to decorate furniture later!

    13. A pack of two retractable razors so you can stop ruining the foil cutter on your wine opener by using it to open boxes...or is that just me? You'll also get a pouch full of replacement razors. Boxes, stubborn plastics, and thick ropes/twine don't stand a chance!

    close up of reviewer's hand holding a retractable razor

    14. A nontoxic leather conditioner that'll restore your leather throne to its former glory. Just spread a thin and even layer of conditioner to reveal rejuvenated (and water-repellent) furniture.

    reviewer image of a leather couch with a section dulled and scratched and another section polished and unscratched

    15. A box of latex-free gloves for protection against harmful chemicals in that paint stripper so generously lathered on your to-be-refurbished door.

    a reviewer's hand in the black glove

    16. A reusable canvas drop cloth to protect your floors while you paint.

    reviewer image of the drop cloth on the floor by a wall being painted

    17. A 200-piece portable first aid kit filled with everything you'll need to take care of any renovation-induced boo-boos.

    18. A drywall tool kit including taping knives and scrapers useful for painting, drywall, removing chipped paint, nail pulling and so much more.

    reviewer image of the complete drywall tool kit

    19. A sleek cable box that'll keep your cords safe, organized, and out of sight. No more worrying about cables overheating or tripping on your tangled, charging cords!

    20. A pack of disposable face masks to protect you from dust and paint as you turn your house into a dream home.

    reviewer with a purple mohawk wearing the black KN95 face mask

    21. A pack of touch-up paint pens so you're always ready to address any splotches you find after removing painter's tape from your latest accent wall project. Just fill one of these pens up with your latex paint and brush away!

    model uses the slobproof touch up paint brush to paint over a scratch in a wall

    22. An 8-foot extension cord with surge protection to charge your wireless drills or plug in your box fan to help your new paint dry.

    reviewer holding the GE extension cord

    23. A dozen cans of fade-proof spray paint for upgrading smaller pieces of furniture without the hassle of getting a dozen small brushes to fit in all those hard-to-reach spaces.

    24. A wallpaper smoothing kit because air bubbles are not a part of the design you've been mapping out in your head and all your walls.

    the complete wallpaper smoothing kit

    25. A gallon of self-priming paint made free of toxic solvents so you can upgrade your home knowing you haven't compromised your air quality. Not sure if you can commit to a gallon? Get a color swatch for just $2.

    26. A set of nickel cabinet drawer pulls and knobs to help bring your cabinets and drawers to the 21st century with its contemporary details. No offense to the rusting knobs you have now that were installed back when sliced bread was invented...

    two brushed nickel pulls and one brushed nickel knob

    27. Or, a set of solid brass cabinet drawer pulls and knobs if luxury living is more your speed. And their knurled texture adds a unique ~touch~ of elegance.

    three knurled solid brass pulls and three knurled solid brass knobs on a black surface

    28. Disposable coveralls in case you never thought to invest in "paint clothes" and would rather not have your wardrobe covered in flecks and splotches.

    a reviewer wearing the disposable coveralls

    29. A drywall repair kit so you're always prepared to patch up a wall where you attempted to hang a 50-lb gold mirror you found for free on Craigslist.

    Reviewer's before and after showing a small dent in their wall, and the after photo showing how the kit fixed it with no hole