Checklist For Minimalist Must Have Toolkit

Are you planning to live life on the simplest edge? Be the best minimalist that we have around. Get your set of tools right. Use our checklist to start off.


  • Cutters: for cutting wires and tiny sheets of iron
  • Zip strips: to use as tie wraps and cable ties
  • Plastic-electrical tape: for sealing open cables
  • Small clamps: used to hold as vices
  • Wire nuts: tapping ends of cut/ naked wires
  • Small vise grips: Double up as clamps
  • Flat file: Smooth edges of iron bars, knives, and plates.
  • 5 in 1 knife/tool: Putty and pocket knife for tactical use
  • Assorted fasteners: To help you fix nails, screws, picture hangers, etc
  • 1 1/2″ paintbrush: Smallest in size for all purpose work
  • Tape measure: 12 ft size for minimal space consumption
  • Folding pocket hand saw: for your sowing needs
  • Hex nut driver: Get a set for battery drill and screwdriver)
  • 3-4 volt battery: to power hex drills
  • 6″ or 8″ pry bar
  • Screwdriver: get one with multi-bit for different sizes of holes
  • Flashlight: Small with two triple A (AAA) lithium battery
  • Pliers: Needle nose sized pliers for small jobs.
  • Wrench: Crescent for 1″ opening
  • Multi-purpose tool: Acts as a pocket knife – choose Leatherman or Gerber
  • Small hammer: 16 ounce claw-hammer

The best tools a minimalist should have are what we have listed here. Feel free to boost our list with your best minimalist tools and keep life on the simplest direction.

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