I have a few key pieces of furniture that I’m on the hunt for. I’m fairly particular about what they look like, but what size they are is even more important.
To avoid constantly running to my measuring tape, I sized up all of the spots that need furniture. Then I typed up the measurements, printed them out and slipped them into my wallet.
Whether I’m in a thrift store, at the office or browsing online (all places I’ve found furniture), I can reference this slip of paper and know if those nightstands, that sideboard or that table will fit where I need them to go.
Of course the other key part of this is carrying a tape measure with me at all times.
Since writing this list, I’ve actually been pretty successful at finding the furniture that I’m looking for. Since taking this picture, Matt found the cabinet for the laundry room (which we assembled yesterday), so I can cross another item off the list.
I’m sure there’s an app for this, and I know I could just save the measurements on my phone, but I’m old school. Plus, there are lots of times I forget my phone or let the battery die, so paper is actually more useful for me.
In fact, now that most of my first list is crossed off, I’ll be printing myself a new one. Next up on furniture most wanted: a cabinet for the dining room.
How do you keep track of furniture measurements? Who else always has a tape measure in their purse?