Two meters is equivalent to 2.1 yards, 6.5 feet, 78.74 inches, or 200 centimeters.
However, without measuring tools such as a tape measure or a long tape, it can be hard to picture just how long that is since those numbers are nothing but theories.
So, to help you understand it, we’ve compiled a list of 11 everyday items equal to or about two meters long. By familiarizing yourself with these items, you’ll be able to estimate the length of two meters without measuring tools.
Whether you’re a student, a professional, or just someone looking to improve their understanding of measurements, this post is for you.
So, let’s jump in and start visualizing!
11 Everyday Things That are 2 Meters Long
1. Standard Front Door
Doors come in all sizes depending on the house, and country, although the difference is almost unnoticeable.
But a standard front door, the most common in America, is usually 80 inches long, translating to two meters. According to experts (and even using common sense), two meters is the ideal size of a door as it should be sizable enough to fit an average person, about 1.7 meters tall.
2. Queen-size Mattress
Queen-size mattresses are the most popular in the market, and alongside doors, they’re probably the most items you’re familiar with in this list. These massive mattresses are great if you’re looking for comfort with your partner or a spacious sleeping space to share with kids or pets.
If you’ve one in your bedroom, look if you can find a sticker or a label on the sides of the mattress. They’re always indicated 76 by 80 inches, which means two meters long when you do the conversion.
3. Two Tennis Posts
Tennis is among the most popular sports worldwide, with more than 87 million players. If you’re a fan, you may be familiar with and can picture how long a tennis post, the most crucial structure of the game, is.
According to standards set by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), all tennis post heights are usually 1.07 meters at the post. That means picturing two can give you something close to two meters.
4. Two Golf Clubs
Available everywhere in the country, golf is among the most popular sports in the United States. Most people play golf during family holidays and business trips with their colleagues.
While the golf clubs you use to strike the ball come in different sizes, the most commonly used fall between 44.5-45 inches long, about one meter.
So picturing one golf club standing on another, you get roughly two meters.
5. Twin Mattress
Although twin mattresses are not as popular as queen-size mattresses, you are likely familiar with them as they’re found in many homes. They’re best for kids and single sleepers, especially if you live in a house with limited space, say a studio apartment.
Twin mattresses are the smallest in the market, measuring 75 inches long or 1.9 meters. Although not exactly two meters, they are an excellent everyday reference point.
6. Typical 3-seater Sofa
What’s more common than sofas? These cushioned household items are in the same class as mattresses. If not at home, you can bet to find sofas on business premises and organizations.
And as you know, not all sofas are equal. They have a general length range of 72-96 inches, but usually, the most common typical sofa with three seat cushions averages around 84 inches, or 2.1 meters, roughly the size we’re trying to estimate.
7. One-and-a-half Pool Cues
Cues are tapered sticks for striking a ball when playing snooker, carom billiards, or pool. These games are popular in bars, restaurants, and buildings with halls, so if you’ve entered any of these, chances are you’re familiar with these sticks.
All pool cues don’t measure the same, but the difference is unnoticeable. The most common ranges between 1.39-1.44 meters long, meaning one and a half will give you something roughly two meters long, at 2.1075m.
8. A Dining Table For Eight
Like mattresses and sofas, dining tables are household items you can find in almost every home.
A dining table can be as long as you want, and for families with seven or eight family members, only a massive piece of furniture can accommodate their needs.
Such dining tables usually range between 2.1 – 2.4 meters long but still can be great for referencing something about 2 meters long.
9. Medium Refrigerator
Refrigerators are everyday household items with different capacities, styles, and sizes.
A medium-sized refrigerator is ideal for a family of four – although the room must have a relatively big space to ensure enough breathing space for the kitchen.
While there’s no standard size for these medium fridges, most are usually 75 inches tall, or about 1.9 meters.
10. Half a Midsize Sedan
Midsize sedans are one of the most common cars in the US, with about 920,000 units sold in the country in 2021. You’re likely familiar with these cars, as they’re generally the most popular, thanks to being not too big or too small.
Midsize sedans don’t have a standard length, but most range between 3.6-4.8 meters long. Some examples are Chevrolet Spark at 3.6m and Honda Accord at 4.8m.
Picturing half of any of these cars gives you something close to two meters.
11. Two Standard Kitchen Counter Heights
Kitchen countertops are critical when preparing food and other kitchen work, like washing dishes.
While you can have a custom-designed kitchen countertop of any measurement, the most you’ll find when you walk into many homes are usually 0.9 meters long, as this is the standard size.
If you like preparing your meals, you can picture one kitchen countertop placed on the other to get 1.8 meters, just a little under two meters.