Instrument 01 size measuring instrument is by far the coolest way to measure things around your home.
It's also a pretty high order for most people, about $100.
A good alternative to simply measuring just the distance between any two objects is the Bosch GLM 20 compact laser measurement with a backlit display.
All you have to do is keep it still and let the laser do their magic.
Here are some of the highlights in the product page: Bosch GLM 20 compact laser measurement with backlight display, 65': $39.
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