Use This Genius Trick To Turn Your Tape Measure Into A Handy Notepad

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To turn your measuring tape into a notepad, peel off the brand-name sticker on the tool and grab rubbing alcohol to remove the glue residue. Now, arm yourself with a 600-grit or 250-grit sandpaper, depending on how abrasive you want the surface to be. Once you have the desired sandpaper, use it to remove the sheen from the plastic tape’s surface and give it some traction. Voila: Your handy notepad is good to go. Simply use a pencil to jot down the measurements and an eraser to remove them and make space for next time.

However, there is a caveat to this hack — it works best on plastic measuring tapes. So, if you prefer metal measuring tapes, this trick might not work out for you. Moreover, if the whole hack sounds like a lot of work, you can get erasable tape measure notepads that stick onto the tool. SCRATCHMax offers a set of three erasable notepads for around $5. As for removing the measurements, just use a damp rag (or lick your finger and rub it across the writing in a jiffy). Ensure you have a flat surface along the side of your measuring tool, or the tapes won’t adhere well.

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