A toolbox can make a great present for your loved one. Even men who are not DIY enthusiasts still need a set of tools for simple repairs. Creating the ultimate toolbox for your husband would be a great gesture to show appreciation to the man of the house. When creating the toolbox, consider the following:

His Interests

Does your man have any special interests that require tools? This is the first question you should ask yourself when creating his toolbox. If there is something he loves doing a lot or aspires to do, then consider buying tools that can help him out in those areas. By taking this step, you will be able to create, not just any toolbox, but the toolbox he needs. You can ask him some indirect questions to know whether he is interested in doing some projects around the house. 

Consider the Toolbox Essentials

Other than the tools that are specific to certain projects your man is interested in, the toolbox you create should come with some essential tools. These are the tools that you will basically find in every home that are helpful for the small repairs and simple DIYs. Examples include a hammer, screwdriver, saw, cordless drill, wrench and tape measure among many others.

You can browse through distributor websites such as Tradefix Direct to get an overview of the basic tools. Also, consider checking DIY home improvement websites to see the variety of tools commonly used in home projects.  Make a list of the tools identified in these first two steps and their cost estimates.

Look for High-Quality Tools

Knowing the right tools to pick can be tough, especially for those who aren’t into DIY. However, it is possible with a little research. Look at online listings for each tool and then evaluate each brand individually to pick the best. If reviews are available, take time and learn from other people’s experiences. 

Pick the Right Toolbox

In addition to selecting the right tools, it is important to pick the right toolbox. There are a variety of designs and sizes to choose from. For the size, consider the number of tools you are buying. Also, consider the space available for storing the box in your home.

Next, make a choice between plastic and metal toolboxes. Finally, decide whether you need a toolbox with or without wheels. You should make this decision based on the quantity and weight of tools and how frequently they will be used. 

Tools can be expensive, and thus you will have to plan your budget well. If you don’t have enough, take time to save up or buy what your budget allows you to. Also, note that it is better to buy a few high-quality items than to have a whole toolbox full of tools that won’t last for long.

Finally, don’t forget to check the tools that your husband already has. If you have owned a house for some time, he probably has a tool or two somewhere in the garage. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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