Who needs a tape measure? Just slap down a few rolls’ worth of Red Tape adhesive measuring tape on every surface in your shop and you won’t have to search for where you put the damn tape measure anymore.
With red imprinting on transparent tape, Red Tape has both left- and right-reading scales graduated in increments of 1/16″. The scale repeats every foot, so if you cut the tape somewhere in the middle of the scale the most you’ll lose is one foot. The adhesive adheres well, but can be easily removed with no residue.
As an alternative you can get Pro Tapes Pro-measurement yellow paper tape which has black markings in 1/8″ increments and also has perforations every 12″. You’ll pay $10 for a 165 ft. roll of Red Tape before shipping at Rockler, while Pro Tapes’ version runs $15 shipped for a 150 ft. roll from Amazon.