TIP:Stick Your Clip Adaptors
Unless you paid a lot more for your multimeter than I did, you probably only got one pretty all-purpose set of probes that look like little darts without feathers on them. One of the most useful things you can get as a cheap add on are Mini Test Clip Adaptors:
They slide on over the tip of your meter probes and let you grip most through-hole connections hands-free for metering. They're awesome. The only problem is that if your workspace is like mine, you could lose them underneath four DuPont wires. Here's what I suggest doing:
Apply small pieces of adhesive hook-and-loop to the bottoms of the adaptors (below the level that the spring-cap gets to when retracted) and the meter itself and use them to keep the little pieces with the big one. Be careful not to put the hook-and-loop on the long, thin portion of the adaptors-hook and loop can easily generate a static charge and that much that close to the internal copper run could easily throw off a reading or worse, damage the system under test.
This is really a two-part process. The first is putting the hook-and-loop on your tools, the second is remembering to stick them together when you pull the adaptors off the probes. That second part is easier with a little practice.