The Home Supply Shopping Trip

  • All purpose (ABC) fire extinguisher for every floor or wing of the house + one "automotive type" extinguisher for the garage.
  • Flashlights, utility candles and matches.
  • Extra 9 volt batteries for the smoke detector and extra flashlight batteries.
  • Furnace filters. Be sure the check the correct size for your furnace. If your furnace uses disposable filters, buy a whole box.
  • Light bulbs of various shapes and sizes, and fuses (if your house uses them).
  • Smoke detectors.
  • Carbon Monoxide detector - a good idea in homes with gas or propane.
  • A crescent wrench for emergency gas shutoffs.
  • A good quality home improvement encyclopedia. Please see George's Pics for the Handy Homeowner in the Bookstore.