One of the smartest things I kept after my husband died was one of his small tool boxes. Here are a few vital items that every widow should have on hand:
Two screwdrivers (flat and Phillips)
Adjustable wrench and knife
Flashlights (one in the house and one in the car)
Baking soda near stove for grease fires
A small fire extinguisher
A garden hose outside if you are a home dweller
A well-stocked first-aid kit
A can of WD-40 oil, which eases, loosens, prevents and makes things work
If you find yourself especially handy, you might want to add an electric drill and who knows what else
A list of important numbers (who to call for different repairs, accountant, etc.)
Good and practcal. I did keep the electric drill and found all kinds of uses. Discovered I could do so many things I never thought of doing. I even kept a lot of his power tools.
Hi Kathy. I actually wish that in the fog I had kept more tools than I did, but at the time that my son-in-law spent a week going through his shed and garage full of things just a few days after Bob passed away, I wasn’t really thinking straight. At least I kept his every day tool box.