IT professionals are known for setting up shortcuts to make life easier, often using some advanced technology. Just take a look at this Business Insider article about a programmer who automated repetitive aspects of his work life -- including making a coffee.
Before you over-complicate everything, remember that there are simple technologies that already have some cool hacks built into them. Check out this video from seejanedrill providing four tape measure tricks that you probably didn't know existed. It just might make your next home renovation a little easier (and you won't need to program anything).