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What’s in your toolbox?

Have you ever shown up to a task, only to find out that you didn’t have the right tools to tackle the task at hand? This causes a bad experience for you since you’ll need to reschedule, and a bad experience for the Client who will have to wait longer to have their task completed. No one wins.

To help avoid that situation, we’ve collected the most frequently needed tools for our top categories.

Publicizing Your Tools

Before a task even starts, a great way to communicate what tools you have in your toolbox is to include this information in your Quick Pitch. This could help you stand out in the Client search results and increase your chances of getting more tasks!

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Must-Have Tools

When you choose which categories to add to your profile, you should think about what tools you own that—together with your skills—could help you in that category. Of course, some tasks (such as waiting in line) don’t require any tools at all, while others (like Furniture Assembly, Help Moving, and Minor Home Repairs) will require a few.

Keep reading for a list of the most useful tools in our most popular categories:

Minor Home Repairs:

  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Screwdrivers and wrenches
  • Level
  • Spackle
  • Allen key
  • Drill bits
  • Anchors, fasteners, and screws
  • Tape measure
  • Pen or pencil

Mounting:

  • Level
  • Stud finder
  • Spackle
  • Drill (or hammer drill for brick or concrete)
  • Hammer
  • Metal screws and screw anchors 

Help Moving:

  • Furniture dolly
  • Ratchet straps
  • Moving blankets
  • Gloves
  • A vehicle 

Furniture Assembly / IKEA Assembly:

  • Screwdriver (flathead and Phillips)
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Stud finder
  • Knee pads
  • Allen key
  • Knife or boxcutter
  • Pliers
  • Pen or pencil

Personal Protective Equipment 

The best form of preparation is safety! Taskers suggest bringing the following items to ensure safety on a task that involves special equipment or working with chemicals:

  • A face mask to help protect from particulate dust
  • Eye protection 
  • Ear protection (If drilling through a hard surface)
  • Knee pads

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