There are certain necessities we all need on tap — a basic tool set, jumper cables, one of those long, handheld spider catchers so you don't have to go anywhere near the monster... And believe it or not, you don't have to spend a ton of cash on these things. Just look at these 18 $10 items everyone should own. They're all super simple, super basic, totally important to have in the home, and best yet, they're all dirt cheap.
Typically, you don't realize you really need a random tool or gadget until you're up you-know-what creek without a paddle and suddenly think, "Damn, I really wish I had the required tools to unclog this toilet that's currently flooding my second-floor apartment." Oftentimes, we only learn from mistakes.
Fortunately for you, I've made most of the mistakes already. Maybe it comes from driving a car that's 4,000 years old and permanently has the Check Engine light on — a car with a penchant for losing tires on the expressway while I'm pushing 80.
Maybe it comes from ripping a hole in the crotch of my pants (don't ask) right before a big job interview.
Maybe it comes from nearly slicing my finger off while trying to julienne vegetables.
Anywho, if I were you, I'd make sure I have these 18 things.
Listen, accidents happen. You're only human. Keep a basic plunger at home for those nights when things get out of hand in the bathroom.
4First Aid Kit
5Glass-Breaker And Seatbelt-Cutter
6A Reusable Water Bottle
Keep a few at home and one in your car. You never know when you're going to need them. Maybe your vehicle breaks down in the middle of the night. Maybe the power goes out in your apartment. Flashlights are a simple necessity.
10Hair Guard For The Shower Drain
11Ice Scraper For Your Car
If you live in a climate where the winters are brutal and your morning starts with scraping your windows, at least make sure you have the proper tool on hand.
This 8-in-1 screwdriver is compact but multi-purpose. Whatever your screwdriving needs may be, this little guy can handle it.
15Tire Pressure Gauge
16A Pack Of Pens
17Extra Long Phone Charger
Want to use your phone while it's charging? Instead of being chained to the wall, get a cable long enough so that you can move around with a little freedom.