It’s probably safe to say that unless you’re a professional contractor or construction worker, you’ve rarely given a tape measure a second thought. Sure, lots of us have one and use it once in a while for various projects, but how many of us knew about its potentially secret features?

Today, Leah from See Jane Drill gives us some handy life hacks for tape measures we haven’t noticed before. They come on almost all tape measures, and Leah explains each feature, why it’s there, and them proceeds to demonstrate how they work. It will make future projects just a little bit easier and less time-consuming.