7 Ways To Use A Spring Scale

7 Ways To Use A Spring Scale

Spring scales are very handy tool to have around the house, and there are many ways you can use them! They can be used for measuring everything from the weight of an object to the amount of liquid in a container. Here are seven fun ways to put your spring scale to use!

Before we get started, it’s important to note that spring scales can come in different capacities. Make sure you’re using a scale with an appropriate capacity for the task at hand.

Now that we at Hedge The Book have gotten that out of the way, let’s get to work!

  1. Weighing food

Weighing food

Many spring scales have a “zero” button that allows you to reset the reading back to zero. This makes it very easy to compute and calculate ingredients by adding them one at a time and keeping track of their weights, rather than having to add multiple items together in your head! Spring scales can also be used when baking or cooking if you’d like to track how much flour or sugar is going into each batch. Remember not to overload the scale with too many ingredients (especially water!) as this will throw off the accuracy of the measurement.

For more precise measurements, you can place an empty container on top of your scale before starting so that all added ingredients go directly into the same bowl/pan/etc. This will make it trouble-free for you to keep track of your measurements and ensure that you’re using the same bowl each time.

  1. Weighing produce

Weighing produce

If you’re buying fruits or vegetables that are not pre-packaged, it’s important to weigh them before leaving the store. This will ensure that your grocer is charging you correctly! If they charge more than the weight should be according to their scale, politely ask for a refund since this discrepancy may have been accidental.

You can also use a spring scale to measure out individual servings of fruit at home, so there’s no need to go overboard on snacking! Just make sure your container doesn’t overload the weight capacity of your scale. For example, if your container weighs 250 grams and the maximum load capacity on your scale is 300 grams, don’t put all 250 grams into one bowl split them up into two or three servings.

  1. Measuring water

Measuring water

Most spring scales have a tare function that allows you to subtract the weight of an empty container before adding its contents. You can take advantage of this feature by measuring how much liquid is in your beverage containers! Just remove their lids and place them on the scale, press “tare” so it reads 0 grams, then pour in some water or another liquid until the reading returns to zero again. This way, you know exactly how many ounces are inside instead of guessing roughly based on appearance/size.

You can also use these same methods with other liquids like oil or honey (measure out servings for recipes), juice (make sure there’s no sugar added!), coffee creamers (avoid using too much!), etc.

  1. Weighing mail

Weighing mail

The U.S.P.S. has a flat-rate envelope for shipping items that weigh up to 13 ounces, and a spring scale can be convenient for ensuring your package doesn’t go over the weight limit! This way, you don’t have to worry about paying extra fees just because your envelope happens to be a little bit heavier than expected.

You could also use this method when sending things in boxes as long as the total weight of the contents is under their maximum weight limit (which varies depending on the size of the box).

Just place whatever you’re shipping on top of your scale, press “tare” so it reads 0 grams, then write down the reading, so you have it for later.

When you’re done, make sure to zero out the scale by pressing “tare” again, so you don’t end up with an inaccurate reading the next time you use it!

  1. Weighing luggage

Weighing luggage

If you’re packing your suitcase for a trip, it’s essential to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed throughout, so everything fits properly! It also ensures that you aren’t overloading yourself with too many heavy items. Filling up all of those souvenirs into one large box will undoubtedly take its toll on anyone who has to carry it around afterward – especially if there are stairs involved! Not only this, but some airlines have strict weight limits depending on the size and type of plane, which could result in an expensive excess baggage fee or even disqualification from boarding at all.

  1. Weighing Cloths

Weighing Cloths

It’s essential to ensure you’re not accidentally overloading your washing machine with too many heavy clothes! It takes up a lot of water and energy both during the wash cycle and when it spins dry. While this won’t hurt most newer models, an older washer may have issues if overloaded, resulting in damage or other malfunctions that require repairs.

If you don’t have a spring scale, try using some kitchen scales instead – be careful since they might not be designed for precise measurements, especially on more oversized items like carpeting!

The general rule is one pound equals about half a kilogram, so you can estimate how much each item weighs by multiplying its size by 0.45 first before adding them together afterward.

  1. Weighing Electronics

Weighing Electronics

Newer electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops usually have batteries that are either sealed or secured tightly inside. This makes it difficult to see exactly how much they weigh (and what their capacity is compared to other models), but with a spring scale, you can easily pull off the back cover without having to damage anything! Just make sure the device isn’t plugged in first because otherwise, it might turn on, resulting in an inaccurate measurement.

Some newer Spring scales come with a built-in “tare” function which automatically resets the reading to 0 every time you place an object on top, so there’s no need to press any buttons beforehand. This can be very practical if you’re trying to compare the weight of two devices (or batteries) since it’ll give you an accurate measurement without having to subtract anything from the total.


Spring scales are a great tool to have around the house. They’re handy for measuring ingredients when cooking, weighing mail at home, or even just finding out if your luggage exceeds airline weight limits before boarding! With all of these different ways you can use them, it’s easy to see why they’ve become so popular among homeowners these days! We at Hedge The Book hope you found this post helpful.




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