17 Home Repair Essentials You Need by the Time You’re 30
Part of being a grown-up is feeling like you have control over your own home. If something basic breaks, you don’t have to immediately beg your parents to come over or wonder if there’s a handyperson available that will fix something as simple as a running toilet or a nail hole gone wrong. No judgment if you do want to pay someone to fix these things or you have a parent who loves tinkering, but there’s definitely autonomy in feeling as if you can do it yourself.
But doing it yourself means having the right tools on hand to get the job done. From fixing a loose shelf to hanging your own art to fixing a wobbly chair leg, here are the 17 repair supplies every grown-up needs in their home — apartment or house, rented or owned — by the time they’re 30.