Here’s a familiar problem: You find yourself needing to take a quick measurement, mark a length and write down the information—but you not only don’t have a tape measure handy, you’re also without a pencil or pen.

Here’s the solution: Next time you’re at the check-out counter in your local hardware store or home center, pick up an all-in-one MEASURE ‘N MARK tape measure and pen combination tool.

The MEASURE ‘N MARK has a compact “lollypop” design that includes a 36”automatic-rewind tape measure (denoted by inches and centimeters) atop a black-ink ballpoint pen. The tape measure detaches from the pen for added convenience. Overall dimensions are a modest 1.5”w x 5”h, and each MEASURE ‘N MARK includes a handy pocket clip.