Makeshift Measurers: Handy Tips

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Picture of Measuring Tape - Tipnut.comHere’s a neat tip from the book:

Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping
Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice
by Miriam Lukken

Time-Saver: Makeshift Measurers

It seems I find myself forever in need of a measuring stick…

  • I finally learned to measure the length of my index finger (3 inches), hand (7 inches), and elbow to middle fingertip (16 inches).
  • Also helpful is the measurement of your shoe and your outstretched arms, fingertip to fingertip.
  • The Judge kept a belt with every 2 inches marked off on the inside. (Still my favorite way to measure.)
  • A quarter is 1 inch in diameter.
  • A penny is 3/4 inch.

If you have more ideas for makeshift measurers, I’d love to hear them :).

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Published: December 5, 2006

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  1. Kathy says:

    A dollar bill is about 6 inchs long (6.14 to be exact)


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