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9 Household Items That Weigh 6 Pounds

Common household items are often used as a reference if you need to know the weight of something and don’t have a scale handy.

6 pounds is a normal weight for many things so it’s easy to find items for comparison. 

Even if you don’t have something that is exactly 6 pounds, you can combine items together to equal this weight.

If you are looking to find out some things around the house that weigh 6 pounds, I put together the following list. 

small tv on white stand

How heavy is 6 pounds?

6 Pounds is equal to 2.72 kilograms, 2721.55 grams, and 96 ounces. 

Weight in kilogramsWeight in ouncesWeight in grams
6 Pounds2.72962721.55

Yorkie dog

If you are looking for a small dog, consider getting a Yorkie. The Yorkshire Terrier or “Yorkie” is one of the smallest dog breeds that you can have as a pet. 

These dogs are very smart and have plenty of energy. They are great family dogs that stay small even as an adult. 

Although their weight can vary between 4-7 pounds, the average weight for a Yorkie is around 6 pounds. If you are a Yorkie owner, you know how easy it is to lift and carry the dog around. 

This is a great reference for what 6 pounds feels like. 

yorkie dog

Coffee maker

Many people around the world love to drink coffee and own a coffee maker. There are many different types of coffee makers available and they can vary in size and weight. 

The most common type of coffee maker is the electric drip type. These machines will hold and heat water that is poured into it, then slowly drips the water over ground coffee beans that sit inside a basket with a filter. 

The weight of a coffee maker can vary depending on its size and the components used to build the machine. But on average, a standard-size drip coffee maker weighs close to 6 pounds. 

drip coffee maker

3 Liters of milk

Milk is a very easy item to use as a weight reference. You can use milk to compare various weights as 1 liter of milk weighs around 2 pounds. 

1 liter of milk equals 1.05 quarts or 33.8 fluid ounces. 

Not all milk weighs exactly the same as the fat content of the milk can vary. Milk with a lesser fat content will weigh less than milk with more fat. 

The weight of 3 liters of milk will be close to 6 pounds not including the container it is in. 

3 milk jugs

24-inch tv

If you recently purchased a new tv, you might have noticed that they weigh much less than they used to a few years ago.

Smaller TVs like a 24 inch LED are great for smaller rooms including kitchens, dens, and bedrooms. 

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A 24-inch tv will have the dimensions of 22” wide x 13.5” tall x 2” deep. These numbers will vary for different makes and models. 

Not including the tv stand, a 24-inch tv will weigh close to 6 pounds. 

small tv on white stand

22 Medium size apples 

Apples are a great item to use as a weight reference. Most people will have apples at home and are easy to use either as a whole or cut to find out various weights. 

Small, medium, and large apples will have different weights. Different apple types will vary in weight as well. 

For example, a medium-sized apple will weigh close to 120 grams each. Smaller apples weigh around 80 grams and large apples weigh over 200 grams. 

If you have 22 medium-sized apples that weigh 120 grams each, they will weigh 2640 grams total which is just under 6 pounds. 

apples in a basket

8 Cans of beer

The weight of beer can vary depending on the density of the beer. Not all beer weighs the same.  

Many people who drink beer are familiar with the standard 12 oz beer can size. These cans weigh around 0.78 pounds or 353.8 grams each. 

Therefore if you have 8 cans of beer, they will equal around 6 pounds total weight. 

can of beer

22 bars of soap

For washing and cleaning, some people prefer to use a bar of soap instead of a liquid soap. A bar of soap is made out of animal fat or vegetable oil, distilled water, and pure lye. Certain bars of soap will have fragrances and colors added but these are optional. 

A normal bar of soap has the dimensions of 3.75” x 3” x 1” and similar to an apple, weighs around 120 grams each. 

If you have 22 bars of soap in your home, they will equal around 6 pounds in total weight. 

pink bar of soap

2 Laptops

Similar to most TVs, laptops don’t weigh as much as they used to years ago. They seem to be getting lighter all the time. 

Small and compact laptops are easier to transport and are commonly used when traveling. Although laptops can vary in size and weight, an Ultrabook and Chromebook weigh around 3 pounds each. 

If you have 2 of these laptops, they would equal around 6 pounds together.

woman using laptop

Small fish tank

Small fish tanks kept at home can be used for small fresh and saltwater fish. A 5-gallon glass fish tank is often used to keep Betta fish and guppies. 

A 5-gallon glass aquarium has the dimensions of 16” x 10” x 8” and will hold up to 5 gallons of water. 

The empty tank without water or anything else in the tank will weigh close to 6 pounds. Once you add water, decorations, and equipment, the weight of a 5-gallon fish tank will weigh around 60-65 pounds. 

multi colored guppy fish

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