It can be difficult at times to determine the size of certain household items.
Knowing a few items that are around 12 inches long can help you guess the size of other items if you don’t have a measuring tape or ruler handy.
Even though 12 inches or 1 foot is a common size, many people don’t realize the length of these household items that are used on a regular basis.
I have put together a list of 11 common household items that are 12 inches long.
- 2L soda bottle
- Toaster oven
- Zip ties
- Wall clock
- Towel bar
- Yoga block
- LED light strip
- Loaf pan
- Box fan
The common ruler has been used for many years in schools, construction, and many other places. Rulers are made out of wood, plastic, metal and are mainly used for measuring and drawing straight lines.
Rulers have marks on them called hash marks that can be used to measure inches and centimeters.
Most rulers that are commonly seen around the house are 12 inches or 1 foot long.
Did you know?
12 inches is equal to 1 foot or 30.48 centimeters.
2. 2L Soda bottle
Chances are if you own a fridge at home you will have a 2L soda bottle in it. These bottles are used to hold many different types of soda drinks.
They can also be used to hold beer and wine.
If you were to take your 12-inch ruler and measure the length of a 2L soda bottle, you will see that it is 12 inches long.
3. Toaster oven
Toaster ovens are a popular appliance often placed on a countertop and used to cook smaller food items. A toaster oven can be used in place of a large regular sized oven.
A toaster oven will heat up faster than a larger oven and will use less power. Many people will use a toaster oven if they are heating up or cooking a smaller meal where a full sized oven is not neccessary.
Many of these ovens are around 12 inches long and are convenient to use while saving space in your kitchen.
A skillet is often used fore cooking many dishes including stir fry, cheesesteak, mac n’ cheese, pizza, and much more.
People often wonder what the difference is between a skillet and a regular frying pan. The main difference is the skillet has slanted sides or edges. This makes the skillet a better choice for cooking dishes with many ingredients like a stir fry.
You can buy a skillet in different sizes but a common size is 12 inches in diameter or the length from one side of the pan to the other.
5. Zip ties
Zip ties are one of those items that have many purposes. They are often called cable ties and are very effective in yes, tying cables.
But they can also be used for holding things together like small tools or even attaching a tag onto your luggage.
Zip ties are made of plastic and designed to be threaded through it’s other end to clamp and tighten items in place. They are very convenient, affordable, and easy to use.
Zip ties are available in many different sizes and a 12-inch zip tie is very common and often used around the house. They are a great item to keep handy as they are effective in so many ways.
6. Wall clock
Most households will have a clock hanging on the wall somewhere. They are very common.
Wall clocks are not only great for telling time but they also make a great showpiece. If you have a space on your wall that looks bare consider adding a wall clock.
Wall clocks are available in different sizes including 6 inches in diameter and 12 inches in diameter.
7. Towel bar
Simply put, a towel bar is a bar placed on the bathroom wall for the purpose of holding a towel.
A towel bar is normally placed 48 inches or 4 feet above the floor but it can be placed at any height to suit your space.
Towel racks can also be used to hold towels if you have the space for them.
If you use smaller towels, then a 12-inch long towel bar will work out great. Other sizes are available as well depending on your needs.
8. Yoga block
A yoga block is a commonly used prop for people who do yoga. They are used to enhance your ability to perform yoga poses.
Yoga blocks are typically made from wood, foam, or cork and can also be used as a support for your head and other body parts while performing yoga.
Many common yoga blocks have the dimensions of 4 x 6 x 9 inches.
You can also use an oversized yoga block that is 12 inches long for certain routines if you prefer.
9. LED light strip
Many households now use LED’s for lighting. LED light strips can be used for a variety of things including under the counter kitchen lighting.
LED lights are very economical and are great for saving power. Many of them have a modern design and will be suitable for your space.
You can use a 12 inch long LED light strip for lighting a small area of the room, as party lights, reading lights, cabinet lights, and much more.
10. Loaf pan
A loaf pan is often called a bread pan and is used for making bread. These pans are shaped to form the look of a loaf of bread and are normally made of metal, glass, or ceramic.
Although a loaf pan is normally used to bake bread, it can be used for other things as well. Some people will use them to make meals like meatloaf, casseroles, vegetables, and marinating meats.
Of course, there are different sizes of loaf pans including a 12 inch long option.
11. Box fan
If you are looking to cool down a small space, consider a personal sized box fan. Although these are very small compared to other fans, they are great for small areas.
Box fans are small and compact so they don’t take up as much space as other fans. They are also affordable and efficient to operate.
You can place a box fan in a window to help draw in cool air from the outside. These fans are also great to help eliminate odor.
Box fans are either square or rectangle and come in different sizes including a 12-inch long version.