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Why Pocket Tape Measures are a Must Have Item

Why Pocket Tape Measures are a Must Have Item

Anyone else out there have an obsession with functional and beautiful things?

That statement is really why we created our shop, Foraged Home. It can be so hard to find beautiful pieces to display in your home that are ALSO functional. Why does beautiful design go out the window when it comes to functionality? We aren’t sure, but we are doing our best to find products for our shop that bring those two important elements together.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a stylish tape measure, then look no further - we’ve got you covered! Our wooden tape measures were one of the first items we found for our shop last year and continue to be a favorite due to how useful they are. As soon as we saw them we knew we had to purchase them!

If you’re like us, you’re use to the bulky black and yellow tape measures found in contractors tool boxes. Those are great, and certainly have their place, but what if you want something smaller? Something sleek, and while useful and beautiful, maybe even a little inconspicuous. If so, you’re in the right place!

small wooden tape measure from foragedhome.com
wooden tape measure foragedhome.com
wooden tape measure for pocket or purse

We love our wooden tape measures. We keep several tucked away (and even displayed!) because you never know when you might need to measure something. I keep our tape measures…


    The handiest place of them all! We are constantly in need of a tape measure while we are out and about and have received so many compliments on them. You’ll see us measuring frames at thrift stores, organizational boxes, coffee tables, you name it. Most functional item in my purse!


    It may sound crazy, but for us, the kitchen is the heart of our home. We keep our tape measure out on our open shelves so we can grab it any time we need to jot down measurements for projects.

    *Bonus Tip: Are you a check list lover like me? If so, you will love the free to-do list app - TODOIST. Check it out, seriously. My husband and I use this constantly because we can share check lists. He can add to it and I can see everything, visa versa. We use it for grocery shopping AND for keeping notes on products that we are in need of around the house, and their measurements. For example, we are in need of a utensil organizer for our everyday utensil drawer. I measured the space and put this on a specific to do list on our app. When we head out antiquing or shopping around town I can easily head back to this app and reference this measurement I took at home, so can my husband, even if we are apart. We use this app every.single.day.


    Another crucial place to keep one of our tape measures. I don’t always want to carry around my purse, so if that is the case and we decide to head out, we always have a cute little tape measure in the car ready to be used. This has saved us a few times when we head out antique shopping. I can’t tell you how many times we thought we found the perfect piece for our home, only to measure to find out it was too big/small. SO helpful.


    This one really depends on the type of work you do, but when I was an event planner I always wanted my gear and supplies to reflect my brand. Our cute little pocket tape measures would have come in handy back then! They are so professional and sleek and would have been perfect for my emergency kit. I think they’d be great for event planners, florists, interior designers, and many other creatives that are always finding themselves in need of measurements for their next project.

The possibilities are endless, and honestly, it’s always better to have a tape measure around than not. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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