2 yards is the same as 6 feet or 72 inches. In metric terms, that would equal about 1.8288 meters. While these figures are good to know, they won’t be of much help if you’re trying to gauge what 2 yards looks like.
Luckily, we can take a look at the things around us to get a feel for what 2 yards looks like without whipping out a tape measure. Below, I’ll list and describe X objects that are roughly or exactly 2 yards in length.
10 Scrabble Racks
Scrabble is a board game that is full of health benefits, believe it or not. Some argue that Scrabble can reduce the risk of mental illnesses, boost your immune system, and enhance concentration skills. After all, you need to memorize a large dictionary of playable words to win a round of Scrabble.
One essential piece in Scrabble is the scrabble rack, which measures 6.9 inches wide. Roughly 10 of them lying side by side will get you to 2 yards. Alternatively, you could take 96 ¾-inch Scrabble tiles (there are 100 in a set) and use them to get to 72 inches.
6 School Folders
Do you remember back when you were in elementary school and your teacher had you organize your documents by using school folders? If so, then figuring out how to measure 2 yards with them won’t prove to be too difficult.
The typical school folder will measure precisely 12 inches tall, so you’d need precisely 6 of them to reach 2 yards. Of course, it depends on the size of the folder, but if you live in the United States and use letter paper (8.5 × 11-inch sheets of paper), then you’ll most likely be familiar with letter-size school folders.
3 Sandwich Boards
A sandwich board, which also goes by the name A-board sign, is a type of marketing tool that businesses use to attract foot traffic. Businesses will typically place sandwich boards in front of their shop to inform passersby of what sort of deals or menu items they can expect when they enter the building.
The size of a sandwich board will vary from business to business, but for the most part, they will measure 24 inches in width, which is equal to 2 feet. Take the width of the standard sandwich board and multiply by 3 to get a figure of 6 feet or 2 yards.
Billboards are another marketing tool that is used to reach a large number of people. You can typically find billboards on the side of highways, which show motorists an assortment of different products and services.
The size of a billboard will vary, depending on what type it is and how many people it was designed to reach. The typical billboard will have a minimum width of 6 feet, which is precisely 2 yards. Or you could divide the width of a large 20-foot billboard into thirds to get a close measurement.
6 Sunbeam Heating Pads
After hitting the gym or a long day at the office, nothing feels more relaxing than applying heat to sore muscles and joints. You could dip towels in hot water and lie them on your aching joints, or you could get a Sunbeam heating pad, which you can lie across large portions of your body for extra muscle-soothing action.
Sunbeam heating pads come in an assortment of sizes and styles, but the standard heating pad will measure 12 inches in width. Since 12 inches equals a foot and 3 feet equals a yard, you would need precisely 6 standard Sunbeam heating pads lying next to each other to reach 2 yards.
Backpacks are likely one of those items that very few people actually care to measure. That said, choosing the wrong backpack type and size could lead to devastating results, including not having enough storage space for your travel essentials or even causing pain in the shoulders and neck.
While the size of your backpack should correspond to your unique set of needs, the typical backpack will measure about 24 inches, or 2 feet, in height. That means 3 of them placed on top of each other would give you a collective height of 2 yards, assuming the top backpack doesn’t squash the ones underneath.
10 Quart-Size Ziploc Bags
When it comes to resealable and reusable bags, there is no brand that is more well-known than Ziploc. Ziploc has become synonymous with sandwich bags and resealable bags, but you can use them for all kinds of purposes, including squeezing out eclairs and decorating cupcakes.
Ziploc bags come in all types and storage capacities, but one of the more widely used sizes is the quart-size bag. This bag measures 7 inches in width, meaning that you would need roughly 10 of them, plus the diameter of a soda can, to get close to 2 yards.
4 Rolling Pins
A rolling pin is one of the most widely used tools among pastry chefs. Its purpose is to flatten dough to create a uniform thickness, which allows for even baking. There are a variety of different rolling pins to choose from, including tapered rolling pins, straight rolling pins, and rolling pins with or without handles.
When it comes to rolling pin sizes, you’ll most likely come across those that are around 18 inches or 1.5 feet in length. Using the average rolling pin, we would need 4 of them to measure 2 yards pretty accurately.
Depending on the positions you take, yoga can be as calming as it is physically draining. Yoga’s goal is to bring your soul into alignment with your body, mind, and surroundings, providing you with a variety of benefits that you wouldn’t obtain from other types of physical activity.
A yoga mat is one of the most important pieces of yoga equipment, as it keeps the yogi’s limbs from slipping. Yoga mats typically measure 6 feet long by 2 feet wide, so you would only need one of them to gauge what 2 yards looks like.
6 License Plates
The size of a license plate varies dramatically from place to place. As an example, car license plates in Iraq are around 12.6 inches long, whereas those in Brazil measure close to 16 inches long.
License plates are exactly 12 inches wide in the United States, as well as in a few places in Europe and the Persian Gulf. So, you would need precisely 6 US license plates as a visual reference for measuring 2 yards.