Living alone as a millennial woman takes a little bit of preparation. Sure, being your own roommate has its perks — like not putting on pants for most of a Saturday — but in order to truly be the master of your house, there are a few tools that every millennial woman should have in her arsenal. Whether you need to fix a leaky pipe (been there) or DIY your way to victory (done that), there are certain tools that are indispensable parts of solo living. In fact, even if you live with roommates, having certain tools on hand when your super is unreachable will 100 percent make you the hero of the day.
As an active DIY enthusiast for whom Home Depot is church, I’ve found these tools to be must-haves, whether you’re building something from scratch or just fixing something around the house. Some of them you might find in your standard toolkit, but others are worth going out of your way to pick up. Being able to fix things around your apartment, install a shelf, or build yourself a desk is a uniquely satisfying feeling, a subtle f-you to patriarchy, and it’s not all that hard to do — as long as you have the right tools. Read on for 13 tools every grown-ass lady needs to have.
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