As a designer, entrepreneur, lifestyle expert, philanthropist, and mom, L.A.-based Breegan Jane knows the value of doing it all. So, when we asked her to share what tool she relies on most for her design projects, the answer made perfect sense: a 6-in-1 hammer.
Read on to learn why Jane feels this is a must-have for anyone tackling a home project.
What item made your work life easier this week/month/lately?
Breegan Jane: The 6-in-1 Hammer.
Real Simple All You Need 6-in-1 Hammer and Screwdriver Set
BJ: It's compact and small, and it has all the things that you usually absolutely need to put together furniture, screw anything in, and more. It's the perfect little tool set.
Where/how do you use this item most?
BJ: I use this item most when I am not expecting to. It's always near me: in the bottom of my backpack, at the bottom of my purse while at a client's job, or it finds itself at the foot of my car. It always comes in handy. Anytime I'm thinking, "Oh, we need a hammer? Or, oh, we need a screwdriver?" I have one.
How did you discover this item?
BJ: This item was actually a gift from my mom for Christmas in my stocking as an adult, and it was one of the best gifts ever.
Will you use this item in the future?
BJ: For so many different jobs and tasks. The possibilities are endless!
How has this item made your job easier?
BJ: With this tool, I feel like I come across as professional and proactive. The hammer has made me efficient at times when I didn't know how to prepare.
How might someone not in your line of work benefit from this item?
BJ: I definitely recommend that every designer has this to throw in their client bag, as it comes in handy a lot—especially when you rely on trades to have tools. If someone on-site just doesn't happen to have a hammer, you have one yourself. But, anyone working on something that requires these types of tools would benefit from having this product.
What, if anything, would you change about this item?
BJ: Nothing—issues are hard to find. I really love that mine is silver and gold. It feels like it's meant for a designer. But, as I said, mine was a gift, and I just don't think enough people know about it.
Are there any care/use tips someone considering this item should know about?
BJ: Make sure you always put it back together. I'm actually on my second version of one because I did the wrong things and didn't screw all my parts back together, and then I lost a piece. So, you definitely need to make sure you're putting it together, taking it apart, and keeping it close to you so that you always have it.