Real Women Use Tools!
Real Women Use Tools workshop
Have you been wanting to learn to use tools and be more handy around the house? Come to this all-women workshop for a fun, interactive, safe, and supportive environment. You will get lots of hands-on practice using screwdrivers, hammers, mallets, levels, pliers, wrenches, utility knives and drills without feeling self-conscious, without any eye-rolling by your significant other, and without any “mansplaining!”
(Photo at DIY Hand Tools For Professional Organizers at the 2018 NAPO National conference)
Carol’s “Real Women Use Tools” class was so much fun! I grew up using tools with my Dad, so I feel quite comfortable with a range of tools, but even with my familiarity I found a lot of value in Carol’s class. All of my drywall anchoring experience has been “self-directed,” and some of the more complex, heavy-duty anchors have intimidated me, so it was nice to have the opportunity to practice on a real piece of drywall, and then be able to look at the back side and see what’s going on behind the wall. It was also really uplifting to see other women who aren’t as comfortable with tools getting some hands-on experience and gaining confidence in their newfound skills. I highly recommend “Real Women Use Tools”! – Catherine
“I recently attended Carol’s “Real Women Use Tools!” workshop and it did not disappoint. Carol is very patient and does a great job explaining. She allows the participants to practice and get real, hands-on practice in a safe and informative environment.” – Jenny Creath
“Carol – it was most definitely worth the weekend road trip from Houston to attend your Real Women Use Tools class! It was informative, fun, and motivating. A great way to get hands-on experience. Thank you for sharing your expertise!” – Dena Wilson
“Thank you so much Carol Jones! Because of your class I am now confident in using a power drill and command strips among other things… this is a only a fraction of what I have been doing since taking your class so I thank you IMMENSELY ! I really did not even know the difference between a drill bit and a screwdriver bit. Also, I appreciate the trials & errors you shared with us of past installation experiences. Thank you again!!!” – Sally Grayum
“Carol’s “Real Women Use Tools” workshop was such a fun way to learn how to use tools. I had a little bit of knowledge but was always intimidated to use a power drill. What was so helpful to me was the different tools available to hang pictures depending on the size and weight of the picture. Now I have the confidence to hang pictures at a client’s home. Thanks so much Carol!” – Lita Daniel
“Real women use tools! What a great course offering by organizer extraordinaire Carol Jones. Carol is my first call whenever I need help making space at home more efficient. I think this is an inspired idea to help women feel more confident and self reliant in any situation.” – Heather McKissick
2-3 hour class, $60 (bring your friends and get a group rate!)
Contact me at 512-585-9836 for dates and times. Groups and individual classes available. We’ll have fun! And make lots of noise! Ear plugs and dust masks will be provided. You may bring your own food and drinks to the class. We will get dusty from drilling holes into drywall, so dress accordingly. Wear closed-toed shoes, for safety.
Besides tool terminology and safe handling, you will learn and practice:
– using a drill
– the difference between drill bits versus driver bits and how to change them
Tool Kit (optional to buy, not included in class price)
There are tool kits out there that you can buy, pre-assembled, that are “marketed for women.” Do women need different tools than men? I say no.
Often, those “tools for women” are smaller sizes, and/or cheaply made and won’t last. Some tool kits are sold at bargain prices because the selected tools are lower-quality. Sometimes they’ll fill a bargain tool kit up with unnecessary items like ten screwdrivers, when you really need only a couple of good ones.
I love using real tools, good quality, sturdy tools that I can trust to do the job and last a long time. And that’s what these are. I did a lot of shopping, research, and testing at many different hardware stores, large and small, to gather these tools together for you. I also shopped around for the best tool bag, and as a professional organizer, I’m excited about this particular one. This tool bag is an organizer’s dream, with lots of pockets inside and out, to make it easy for you to always put your tools away in their home, and quickly find them later when you need them.
$65 Basic tool kit (includes sales tax)
Available for purchase at class – includes tool bag with lots of pockets, hammer, mallet, needle-nose pliers, full size screwdrivers, utility knife, tape measure, adjustable locking pliers, level
$40 Add-on kit – individual items can be purchased separately (includes sales tax)
Available for purchase at class – kit includes WD-40, micro-screwdriver set, spackle and spackle knife, magnet bowl, and hardware organizer (Monkey hooks for 10 lb, 20 lb, and 40 lb, nail holder clip, picture hangers, picture hanging hooks and wire, threaded anchors, toggle bolts, washers) .
$99 Combined Basic tool kit and Add-on kit (includes sales tax – a $105 value)