How to measure with what you ‘ve got
I think nobody carry a meter when we go shopping. So, here are some basic measurement tricks from Martha Stewart that can help you remember the dimensions of things you saw on a shop and you want to check if they will fit in your house.
- Hands and Arms
A “hand” is 4 inches, the approximate width of many a palm.
- Credit Card
A typical card is about 2 by 3 1/2 inches.
A man’s size 10 1/2 shoe is about a foot long. A woman’s size 8 is about 10 inches. Using the length of your shoe, you can measure a rug by traversing it heel to toe.
- Dollar Bill
U.S. currency is 2 1/2 by 6 inches.