Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Finally! Metric/Imperial conversions made SOOOO Easy! - #162

Do you ever have moments when you wonder where your brain has been for the past x days/weeks? Well I have just had one of those.

If you have followed me for any time at all, you will know that I struggle converting measurements from Imperial (inches, feet etc) into metric. I was born in the 1950s, so I was brought up on the Imperial system, and I understand it. I find the metric system really difficult to get my head around, particularly for smaller measurements.

What I have always found annoying is that on rulers that have both measurements, they are on opposite sides of the ruler, working from the opposite end, so I find myself having to flip the ruler all the time. BUT I finally have a simple way of sorting it all out. Using a couple of strips of Grid Paper, I now have a really simple conversion tool. I hope you find this as mind blowing as me!!

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  1. You awesome lady. I too work in imperial and can't get my head around all this metric stuff, I'm really trying but with no advantage. This is a great tip. Thank you.

    1. Hi Sheryl, happy to help. It really was a light bulb moment for me, so simple once the penny dropped! Lx

  2. Thanks so much for this. Finally I can convert these numbers...... I work in imperial. I am a little older than you soooooo you know I really have trouble. THanks again for your help.......

  3. This is brilliant! I'm a 60s child and was taught both imperial and metric systems, but still visualise measurements in feet and inches. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Gill, happy to share. Feet and inches are just so much easier! Lx