Powerful Tools, at an Early Time
When you start the game, you have pretty much nothing to do except gathering things, right?
So, if you've got nothing else to do, you should be training with your tools!
Training means using your tools on air. I've done it before, it works!
You don't need targets like weeds or stones to raise your tool's level.
Even though you're using your tools on nothing, they still gain experience!
The best way is to train in your house( or any other building, in fact. )
This way, the time won't pass along, so you'll have a whole day to do other things after you've finished training!
Be warned though, don't train too much in one day without eating anything.
You may faint.
Prepare Turbojolts or Bodigizers just in case you're near to fainting.
TIP: Train your Hoe in the dig site for some cash. Also, train your Hammer in
the first mine to get some ores( to upgrade your tools when it's time )