10 Essential DIY Tools and Accessories

5-in-1 Painter's Tool

Consider the 21st century the era of the multitasker, a name for appliances, tools and electronics that can do it all. They're more convenient, more efficient and probably greener options, too. When it comes to household tasks, the 5-in-one painter's tool is a DIYer's multi-tasking friend. It's small, portable and lightweight. It isn't dangerously sharp, and it will save many long trips back and forth from the garage for tools you forget to load in your belt or put into your tool box.

A painter's tool can double as a putty knife, scraper, pick, paint can opener, chisel and squeegee. In a pinch you can use it to pry things open, too. You may even decide having a backup on hand is a good idea.