Essential Home Products Everyone Can Use

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Some things are always useful to have around the house. Because they can come in handy so often in many situations, it’s a good idea to keep a few spares at the ready around your home. How many of our handy helpers do you already own?

Heavy-duty construction adhesive

You never know when something is going to break, crack, chip, or peel inside or outside your home. Strong enough to bond bricks to cement, this heavy-duty construction adhesive by a Gorilla is up to the task and ready to repair brick, stone, wood, tile, mirrors, laminate, and more.

Drywall repair kit

It is a given in your home that it’s only a matter of time until a ding in your drywall happens somewhere. This drywall repair kit from 3M is a must-have item. It comes with an “all-in-one” applicator tool that is much easier than going through the longer method of spackle, a putty knife, sanding, and repainting.

Wood-repair markers and wax sticks

Who doesn’t have something made out of wood in their home? Unfortunately, sooner or later every wooden object gets scratched. However, you can limit the damage, or at least limit the appearance of damage by keeping wood-repairing markers and wax sticks handy to fill and/or color any imperfections. Available in a variety of shades.

Touch-up paint pens

Sooner or later, somewhere in your home, the paint on your walls is going to get nicked or marred. And because it’s only a little spot, you don’t want to break out the brushes or rollers for a tiny blemish. That’s why it’s always handy to keep a pack of touch-up paint pens on hand for those itsy-bitsy jobs. Fill these pens with your matching paint and easily touch up that spot. Your paint will stay fresh inside for at least 7 years, making it easy to fix other little spots that arise.

5. Command Strips and Hooks

Command Strips and Command Hooks by 3M are handy adhesive strips that allow you to hang things from your walls without causing any damage. No more hunting for a hammer or drill–and no more wasted security deposits for poking holes in the walls of your rental.

7. Disposable coveralls

More for the person in the home than the home itself, nonetheless, this is another must-have item. Sooner or later you’ll have to do a dirty job around your home or even crawl under your home, and it’s something you want to spare your wardrobe from coming into contact with. These disposable coveralls are handy to have around, especially for those unexpected emergencies.

8. Reusable canvas dropcloth

You never know when a mess or messy job is going to pop up. Be prepared by keeping a canvas dropcloth on hand. The weight of the campus helps it stay secure and in place better than lightweight plastic. It’s also washable and reusable.

9. Latex-free gloves

You never know when you might have to clean up a nasty mess, toxic toadstools, or handle harmful chemicals. It’s a good idea to keep a box of latex-free gloves handy to keep yourself safe while being able to deal with any unexpected emergency.