DIY chores can be a nightmare at the best of times, and it can be even harder if you don't know what tools to use.
Thankfully, there are certain tools that can make those tricky jobs a lot quicker and easier.
Here, two experts – Michael Reading, DIY expert at Housetastic and Kelly Friel, Digital Product Manager at Zoro – reveal the lifesaver tools they couldn't live without…
When it comes to all DIY jobs, accuracy is everything.
Michael says: "Even a minor levelling difference can throw an entire project off-kilter, so precision is essential.
"Self-levelling lasers guarantee that you always work with a perfectly straight line, helping you save time and frustration in the long run.
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"They're easy to set up, and unlike manual levels, which require you to blot up your wall with messy pencil marks all day, the laser is projected wherever you want it.
"They're useful for both small projects like hanging picture frames or mounting a hanging shelf and larger projects like lining up patio pavers or installing kitchen cupboards."
A carpenter's pencil
It's the cheapest bit of kit ever, but very important if you're in the middle of a job and want to avoid a frantic search for your pencil, which has undoubtedly rolled off when you weren't looking.
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