Accurate measurements are crucial when undertaking DIY projects or organizing items around the home, whether that involves DIY tasks or simply organizing items around. Although various measuring tools exist to measure lengths, rulers remain popular because of their accuracy and accessibility. Other everyday objects can also serve as makeshift measuring tools when needed - for instance referencing one item can yield an accurate 10 inch measurement without ever needing a ruler!
Paper clips are an inexpensive, flexible measurement tool that can serve many functions in various situations. While their length varies between 1-1 14 inches, most standard paperclips measure approximately one inch in length when laid end-to-end, making it a useful representation of 10 inches when laid end to end. Jumbo paperclips measure 2 inches long so stacked two together would equal 10.
Pens are another commonly used writing instrument that serve as an ideal way of visualizing 10 inches. Most basic pens, like Bic pencils, measure about 5 inches long - half the way towards 10 inches. Imagine stacking two of them end-to-end as a visual cue that helps visualize 10 inches easily.
Standard soda cans, used to transport beverages around homes and businesses alike, are around 4 inches high. By stacking two of them together to reach 10 inches tall - they would measure approximately 5 inches when joined together!