TOOLS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD OWN. I don’t use my sledgehammer much, but when I do, it’s very satisfying.

UPDATE: Lou Dolinar emails: “1) Hand truck (ideally with caterpillar for going up stairs) and 2) furniture dolly. Moving large objects is an essential home improvement skill, and will inevitably wreck your back as you get older. Better to take care when you’re young.” Yeah. I’ve got a dolly; I’d rent the caterpillar thing because it’s not something I use much.