I have some homework for you, if you’re up to it. Maybe let’s call it extra credit since it’s optional.
As you go through your typical work day, or a weekend project day, try to pay attention to the tools you reach for and use. And not just the tools, try to be mindful of the equipment, the supplies, the everyday fixtures that blend seamlessly into your workflow.
The other day I posted about Rubbermaid Brute garbage bins, and someone mentioned that it wasn’t news. Well, yes, professionals and industrial users know these products very well. But some professionals don’t, and neither do a lot of homeowners. How many people are going to do side-by-side comparisons at the store?
And it hit me – there are very many tools, pieces of equipment, and other such things that all melt into our tasks. You know, the ones we don’t think twice about, after that initial purchase.
Convenient tools you love?
We recently had a service call, and I pulled out some Scott rags from a box, and the tech was amazed. They’re given torn-up linty rags to use on jobs, and he was amazed to learn of the Scott rags.
The other ones I linked to are examples of tools that others have been amazed or surprised at.
I love introducing you guys to tools and supplies you might not be familiar with, but there’s an extra kick when it happens in person. The “I could totally have used that, why have I never heard of it before!?” expression on someone’s face is priceless.
So, your extra credit is to tell me about one item, more if you can think of it, that makes your life easier. Ideally, it should be something that has blended into your everyday life to where you don’t give it a second thought anymore, and something that you want to introduce to other ToolGuyd readers.
I’ll be doing the same. Hopefully I’ll find something that I hadn’t posted about yet.