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As a mom, it’s easy to sometimes feel intimidated by DIY projects around the house. Maybe you’re a pro at keeping things organized or managing your time effectively. But, when it comes to home repairs, it’s important to be as prepared as possible. Having the right tools on hand can make any quick repair project easier. 

Keep in mind that there are some repairs you should always call a professional to help with instead of trying to do it yourself. Never take on any problems with electrical wires or plumbing on your own. For example, if a pipe bursts in your house, you should contact a water damage restoration service. 

Other simple jobs, though, can be made easier with the right tools. 

Across the world, there are about 13% of households where children live with a single parent. If you’re a single mom trying to manage a household on your own, don’t let simple repairs intimidate you. Let’s look at three essential tools you should have on hand for home repairs and maintenance. 


  1. The Right Drill

Having the right drill in your toolbox can make just about any project much easier. Most people think a drill just does one thing, but that’s not the case! Your best bet will be to look for a 3-in-1 drill that is a driver, drill, and impact driver to complete a variety of different repairs and projects. It’s also a good idea to choose a drill that’s lightweight and easy for you to manage with your own strength. You want full control over the tools you’re using. 

  1. A Claw Hammer

Having a sturdy, reliable hammer on hand is essential. A claw hammer is not just a carpenter’s best friend. It can help you to remove nails, pry things open, and of course, hammer things in!

Again, choose a hammer that feels good in your hand. You don’t want to have a claw hammer that is so heavy that you feel like you can’t control it. The head of the hammer should also be securely attached to the handle. Finding a claw hammer that is one solid piece will help to ensure that the head never comes off while you’re using it. 

  1. A Set of Screwdrivers

Having a variety of screwdrivers on hand can help you with so many different projects. You should start with the basic two models; a flathead screwdriver and a Phillips-head screwdriver. But, if you only have two in your toolbox, you will probably quickly realize that there isn’t a “one size fits all” option. 

In order to complete certain projects, you’ll need screwdrivers with smaller heads. They can even be used when it comes to opening up certain toys or other items for your kids. Thankfully, nowadays you can find screwdriver kits that come with a variety of head sizes. Purchasing a kit is often more economical, and will ensure you have everything you need at your convenience. 

Don’t let the idea of home repairs or projects intimidate you. In fact, take them on with gusto! When you have the right tools, you can feel confident in your DIY abilities from the start. 

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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