Two yards is equivalent to 72 inches or 6 feet.
But to better understand this measurement, it helps if you can create a mental image of it.
And to help you do it, we’ve compiled a list of ten things measuring approximately two yards long in this post to act as references.
So whether you’re a curious mind looking for general information, a landscaper, or a DIY enthusiast partaking in a project involving 2-yard measurements, this post is for you.
10 Things That are 2 Yards Long
1. 2022 Subaru Forester
The 2022 model of Subaru Forester is one of the most common compact SUVs among American buyers thanks to its excellent safety ratings, reliable all-wheel drive, and enough space to fit in family cargo.
This Forester has a height of 1.9 yards excluding the roof rails. Not precisely two yards, but if you’re familiar with it, it’s a solid reference point, as it’s only 0.2 yards shy of the mark.
2. Nine US Standard Bricks
Standard bricks are versatile building materials, which, apart from construction sites, you can also find them in home improvement stores and even at home.
Previously here at measuringly.com, we have used US-standard bricks to understand small measurements such as 15 inches. But you can play around with them to visualize two yards.
A standard brick in the United States has a length of 8 inches. That means nine placed end to end would give you 72 inches. Remember, before we started, we saw 2 yards is equivalent to 72 inches. So there you have it!
3. 12 US Dollar Bills
Similarly to the US bricks, the United States dollar bills are excellent reference points we have used to understand different measurements such as 3 inches.
They are universally known (you probably have some in your wallet right now) and have standard dimensions, so you can’t go wrong with them.
One is usually 6.14 inches long, meaning 12 arranged end-to-end would be 73.68 inches or only 0.4 yards under the 2 yards mark.
4. Nine Standard Pencils
Also known as no. 2 pencils, standard pencils are widely recognized items like US dollar bills. You can probably remember using them in elementary school, and you might still have some at home.
They are perfect for understanding measurements, just as they are the United States dollars since they have a standard size.
When brand new and with the eraser, standard pencils are usually 7.5 inches long.
Therefore, if you can arrange nine end-to-end, they’d be 67.5 inches long, or only 0.125 yards shy of the two yards mark.
5. Seven Burpless Cucumbers
Burpless cucumbers have thinner skin as a distinguishing factor from their traditional counterparts. They have become mainstream due to their mild taste and because they’re less likely to cause indigestion complications and bloating.
Although their size can depend on several factors, most burpless cucumbers are usually 10 inches long.
Therefore, if you laid seven end-to-end on the ground, they would stretch just 0.5 shorter than two yards.
6. Five Bowling Pins
A bowling pin is a narrow, tall, bottle-shaped object usually made of wood, plastic, or rubber, used as a target in bowling.
Bowling pins are perfect reference points for different small measurements, having used them to estimate a length of x inches.
And, again, we can use them to understand how long two yards is. One is usually 15 inches long, so you’d need to envision five lying on the ground, as they’d be just 0.8 yards past the mark.
7. Six US License Plates
The dimensions of license plates vary from country to country.
And in the United States, the dimensions of standard license plates for all cars, trucks, and trailers are 6 inches by 12 inches.
Therefore, if you’d lay six lengthwise on the ground, they would be precisely 72 inches (two yards).
Another way to look at it is by picturing the plates width-wise. But in this approach, you’d need 12 to achieve the same result.
8. California King Mattress
California king mattress is one of the largest mattresses in the market, with enough space for multiple people.
If you’re familiar with this gigantic mattress, it can be a perfect reference for things measuring two yards, as it has standard dimensions of 84 inches long and 72 inches (two yards) wide. So you only need to picture its width.
What’s more, a twin-sized mattress, suitable for single adults, children, and toddlers, can be a solid reference for two yards. At 75 inches long, it’s only 0.08 yards shy of the two yards mark.
9. Nine Volleyballs
Volleyballs are used in volleyball, one of the most popular sports in the United States.
Apart from schools and professional leagues, volleyball is played on beaches, in backyards, and in community centers, so chances are you’re familiar with the balls.
The balls used in all these settings range from 8.15 to 8.39 inches in diameter.
Therefore if you’d lay nine side by side on the ground, they would be approximately two yards long.
10. Eight Soccer Balls
Soccer balls are used to play soccer, commonly known as football outside the United States. Alongside volleyball, it’s one of the most popular sports worldwide, played at all levels, including amateur leagues.
A soccer ball is relatively bigger than a volleyball, with a diameter of 8.6 inches.
Therefore, using it as a reference, you need to picture eight arranged in a row end to end to get approximately two yards (1.9 yards).