Oooh bet you're dying to know what I'm talking about, bet you're even thinking along the lines of a diamond necklace or a stunning dress or to die for shoes?
Nah, I mean something that all women should have at home, especially the Homemakers like me.
Yeah I bet you didn't see that coming did you?
Well that is my new friend, my very own Home Tool Set. I picked it up at Home Depot for only $9 but I promise it will be worth it.
I know as women we tend to shy away from tools, and actually for the longest time, well, years really, everytime something needed to be done in the house I turned to my dear husband.
Truth be told, at first it was very confusing when I said I may need a screwdriver and was met with "Phillips or Flat head?"
Nothing like that to make my instant "I am so smart and can take care of this myself" mood fade quickly.
Now being a military wife, I quickly learned that the minute my husband's boots left American soil, everything and I mean EVERYTHING broke down around the house.
It's frustrating being left with no knowledge of how to fix anything and not quite sure of which tools to use where or how.
I decided right after his first deployment, that I needed to be taught as much as possible and needed to learn to fend for myself.
No more running to hubby when a light bulb blew, or one of the hinges on a kitchen cabinet came loose, or a cute little storage shelf was left in a box because the thought of putting it all together made me break out in hives.
I took charge and I started asking for direction, instead of leaving it to him to fix, he supervised and now I can proudly say that if anything breaks in this house, I truly can pretty much fix it myself.
It may start with something as simple as putting up a curtain rod but pretty soon, you will feel comfortable enough to do anything around the house.
Don't be scared off by the fact that you are unfamiliar with tools and what they do, just step over that hurdle and remember that it's another step towards being independent. To know that if the need arises, YOU can fix whatever is broken and you have the means to.
I'm in no way as good as my husband, but for now, I'm pretty good at puttering around the house with my little tool box. No more need to run and dig through his tools and besides, this way if something gets misplaced, I won't be in trouble. LOL
So next time you're in a Home DIY store or Walmart or Target etc, don't be shy to grab your very own Tool Box. Nowadays they even come in Pink. Ooooooohhhh, I'm thinking a pink drill, pink tool pouch......hmmmmm.
Now go forth and conquer the DIY around your home and be thrilled that you can get the pleasure out of saying "Hey I fixed that all on my own".
It's a pretty darn good feeling.
Tell me, do you have your own tool box? Do you know which tool does what? Do you fix things around the house or are those chores left to your husband?