Here is a list of things that most professional home decorators use:

Measuring tape - A retractable steel tape, 25 foot long.

Nail kit: Keep a set of various sizes for all kinds of tasks.

Notebook: A small notebook for sketching and note taking.

Magic hem: Iron-on magic hem from craft stores, that creates seams without sewing.

Glue gun: Keep it handy for many decorating purposes.

Hammer: A must in every household!

Pins: Both straight pins and safety pins (for drapes/curtains).

Screwdriver set: Keep several sizes in your tool kit. Also keep many sizes of screws.

Velcro: For various fabric decorative jobs.

Wire: For hanging picture frames and other smaller decorative items.

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