24 inches is the same as 2 feet, which, in metric terms, 60.96 centimeters.
However, knowing the equivalents of 24 inches won’t do you much in terms of knowing how long it is. That’s why you should use the following # objects as visual references for gauging 24 inches by eye.
Roll of Sod
If your goal is to measure 24 inches while redoing your lawn, you’re in luck. Each roll of sod you have to cover your lawn will likely measure 2 feet in diameter. Even if you opt for sod slabs, which are easier to install, their shorter sides might measure 24 inches long.
Of course, the exact dimensions of a roll or slab of sod will vary from brand to brand. Another factor that could impact the sod’s overall dimensions is how much moisture it has absorbed prior to installation.
Half the Width of Fleece Fabric
Fabric fleece, like so many other types of fabrics, are sold in bolts or rolls. On average, they will measure about 58 to 60 inches wide. The length of a piece of fleece fabric may vary from 1 yard (minimal purchase length in most stores) to 12 yards (36 feet).
Anyway, if you have a bolt of fleece fabric on hand, you would have to fold it in half widthwise to get close to 24 inches. In reality, the actual measurement would be 29 to 30 inches if folded in half exactly, but that’s just 5 to 6 inches off from the 24-inch mark.
7 to 12 Business Cards
Business cards are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. There are even playfully shaped business cards that are designed to catch the eye of the beholder. However, the average dimensions of a business card are 3.5 × 2 inches.
So, to measure 24 inches in terms of business cards, you would need to lay about 7 of them lengthwise to get a collective width of 24.5 inches. If you arranged them in a line widthwise, 12 of them would get you to exactly 24 inches.
5 to 8 Small Thank You Cards
Similar to business cards, Thank You cards can be as large or as wide as you want them. Some people even print Thank You messages on letter-size paper (more on letter paper in a bit). For those that want to go a more traditional route, you would probably stick to the standard 3 × 5-inch Thank You card.
Taking the card’s length, 5 of them placed side by side would get you to 25 inches—just 1 inch beyond the 2-foot point. However, aligning 8 of them horizontally in a line would get you the full 24 inches without being under or over.
Ladder for Ladder Golf
Are you a fan of ladder golf? If you are, and if you have a standardized ladder golf ladder in your backyard, then you have precisely what you need to see what 24 inches looks like. The dimensions of a ladder golf ladder are 39 inches in height and 24 inches wide.
Basically, at looking the distance between its two legs would tell you exactly how to measure 24 inches. Alternatively, you use the length of each bola since each of them should measure around 22 inches.
2 Sheets of Letter Paper + Soda Can
Speaking of 22 inches, you would need 2 sheets of letter-size paper to get to 22 inches. A single sheet of letter paper is 8.5 × 11 inches, so placing one on top of the other lengthwise would give you 22 inches. However, that’s not what we’re here to measure.
To compensate for the missing 2 inches, you would have to use the width of a soda can, a credit card, a golf tee, or 2 quarters to bring your measurement to around 24 inches.
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of yoga. In case you didn’t know, raising your hands is a yoga pose known as Urdhva Hastasana. Anyway, yoga is an excellent way to stay in shape and increase mindfulness. However, doing the different poses on a hard floor can take you out of tranquility.
That’s why you would need to have a yoga mat. Coincidentally, a yoga mat is exactly what you need to get to 24 inches since the standard dimensions are 2 × 6 feet.
4 Dollar Bills
If you live in the United States, and if you haven’t converted all of your dollar bills into crypto or digitized currency, then you can use your cash to measure 24 inches relatively easily. A dollar bill measures 6.14 × 2.61 inches, provided it was printed sometime after 1929.
So, taking the lengths of 4 dollar bills would get you slightly beyond the 24-inch mark. If you’re wondering what denomination you need, they all have the same dimensions!
Half the Height of a Sedan
But if we took the average height of a sedan, which is just past the 4-foot mark, then you would have to imagine slicing your car in half to measure the full 2 feet or 24 inches.
Like any piece of clothing, bandanas can be as large or as small as you want. The exact dimensions of a bandana will depend on whether you wear it on your head or around your neck. However, the average bandana size, at least for adults, is about 22 × 27 inches.
So, however you want to look at it, a typical bandana will get you pretty close to 24 inches. Again, you can use 2-inch objects to make up for the missing length, or you could use these 7 things to subtract the additional 3 inches from the bandana’s length.