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  1. Nick @ Step Away from the Mall
    January 9, 2014

    I love the multi-head screwdriver… we have one and a drill that it can connect to. It’s awesome!

  2. DC @ Young Adult Money
    January 9, 2014

    Hmm dumb purchase that ended up being a smart move…I don’t have anything nearly as interesting as you, but I’d have to say a step ladder I got for $17 on Black Friday. I use it pretty much weekly and it would have been probably closer to $40 or $50 if I hadn’t gotten it as a doorbuster. It also can be used when working on electrical outlets and fixtures, so it’s really been great.

  3. Annie Logue
    January 9, 2014

    My favorite purchase is a satellite radio subscription. Normally, I would not be so frivolous – $12 a month for radio you can get for free? – but then we received a trial when we bought our car, four years ago, and I loved the satellite radio so much we kept it. It makes me happy, and that’s worth a lot – and it buys a lot of happiness for $12 a month.

  4. The First Million is the Hardest
    January 9, 2014

    I have one of those screwdrivers & I use it for EVERYTHING! Excellent purchase :)

  5. Raquel@Practical Cents
    January 10, 2014

    Sometimes these little purchases turn out to be great buys. I bought a mesh laundry basket at the $1 store a couple years ago and it ended up being a great purchase. Never thought it would last that long.

  6. Bryce @ Save and Conquer
    January 11, 2014

    I have several multi-bit screwdriver sets around the house. One even has small drill bits. I have other hex adapter sets for use with cordless drills. As you said, they are some of the most useful tools.

  7. Untemplater
    January 13, 2014

    Nice! I’ve definitely run into problems not having the right screwdriver size when I needed to fix or tighten something. Having the right tools on hand makes DIY work so much easier!

  8. Jon @ MoneySmartGuides
    January 13, 2014

    I actually got as a gift once a “hat light”. It’s a small square that has 3 LED lights on it and it clips to the brim of your hat when working. At first I thought “what a waste of money”. But I’ve used that thing so many times it’s amazing.

  9. Poor Student
    January 15, 2014

    It looks like a toy set, who knew it could be so useful!

  10. Justin @ Root of Good
    January 16, 2014

    Big time and space saver. I have one of these and a few different small cases of bits and can fix almost anything around the house. I even saw one of these at the dollar store with 10 or so bits instead of 31. Probably not the best quality, but probably way better than trying to use the flat edge of a dime or a butter knife.

  11. 101 Centavos
    January 21, 2014

    Shiny, complex tools and opposable thumbs. It’s what separates humans from bonobos and lemurs.

  12. Paul @ The Frugal Toad
    January 25, 2014

    I have a similar set for my cordless drill. I’m always using it around the house!

  13. Mel @ brokeGIRLrich
    May 24, 2014

    When I moved into my first apartment ages ago, my dad gave me a cheap $20 power drill/screwdriver, a roll of duct tape and a screwdriver like the one you have there. I’ve used those things sooo many times (multiple rolls of duct tape now) to fix such a wide variety of problems, I can’t believe it. When my brother moves out of their house, I’m totally getting him the same “kit.”

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