Basic Home Upkeep Tips for the Confused Student

Basic Home Upkeep Tips for the Confused Student

So you’ve moved in and finished setting up the basic services we’ve listed here on our very own SPCE blog. Settling into student accommodation can be exciting, especially if it’s your first time living away from your family. However, it pays to know how to maintain your new home and what to do when things go south, especially if you’re looking to avoid steep charges from professional contractors and handymen.

If you’re feeling clueless about the complex and intimidating world of home maintenance and repairs, here are some basic home upkeep tips for you.

Toolbox essentials

Before we go into the nitty gritty of home maintenance and repairs, it’s important to make sure you’re equipped with the right tools for the job. Or at least the basics.

Ask your landlord if your rental comes with basic tools. If it doesn’t, borrow some wisdom from the list of home toolbox essentials shared by Roy Berendsohn on Popular Mechanics. Include items like a hammer and screwdriver, along with equipment for measuring and