The first concern is often cost and is a valid one. A small tool set for the first time homeowner should be able to be assembled for $200 – $300 and can be spread out over time as necessary. This is a small cost for the returns it can offer – quick, easy repairs and easier work on everyday tasks. A homeowners tool set can be put together for much less, but be aware that cost usually correlates to quality – low cost tools are usually of low quality and will often either not do the job or at best make the task much harder. Be prepared to buy not the most expensive, professional quality, tools but a collection of good quality tools intended for occasional use by a homeowner.
Be sure that you purchase your InSinkerator Garbage Disposer from a Power Seller if purchasing from eBay. I say that because I myself have purchased thousands of items from eBay power sellers and have never once had a problem. Just make sure they have feedback percentages of at least 98%. You might even peruse through their feedback to make sure they ship fast and item was as described in the auction.
I don’t live in a Victorian era house but this is still interesting nonetheless. I’m surprised that their fireplaces were basically covered although I know it’s because of the need to keep embers from escaping and probably lighting the entire room on fire. Nowadays, hanging curtains from doors seems pointless but was decorative and energy efficient for them.
THE BAD: Ozito Cordless Drill 12V: Not really bad per se, more like ‘the adequate’ as drills go. It drives screws in, screws them out and drills a nice hole. The only problem is that the kit doesn’t actually come with any drill bits, so you have to buy more before you can go around drilling holes in your house. You’ll have to be quick about it though as the power supply on this unit lasts as long as a deordorised armpit in an olympic sprint. And unless you have an additional battery pack on hand, you don’t get much time to work on your project at all. Apart from that, it does what it says it does and for under $30, you can’t ask too much of it.
It’s also possible to make profit by running a gaming community. Between website traffic and MOTD traffic, it’s pretty easy to get about 15,000 hits/day, and this can be monetized by advertisements. Just pick some decent quickplay maps and fake some clients so you’re always in the quickplay queue (found this useful data off of reddit: /blog/team-fortress-2-map-data/). If you force them to watch a video advertisement, you can make about $500-1000/mo per server.