It can be very fun and educational to learn the weight of common items around the house.
If you are curious about the weight of certain household items, I have compiled a list of 25 items that many people use on a regular basis.
The following weights are in both pounds and kilograms. Ounces and grams are also referenced. You can use the included conversion calculator for other units of measurements.
Also use the household items weight chart for quick reference.
- Gallon of paint
- Pair of men’s sneakers
- 65-inch tv
- Bottle of shampoo
- Salad fork
- 2 Slice toaster
- Apple Imac computer
- 10″ Skillet
- Bath towel
- Paper towel roll
- Coffee mug
- Wine glass
- 1 Cup of flour
- Pizza pan
- Oven mitts
- Can opener
- Bar of soap
- Dinner plate
Weight of household items chart
|Item||Weight (pounds)||Weight (kilograms)|
|Gallon of paint||11-12||5|
|Pair of men’s sneakers||2.5-3||0.5|
|Bottle of shampoo (16oz)||1||0.45|
|Sofa (6 foot)||350||158|
|2 Slice toaster||2-2.5||1|
|Apple Imac computer||20.8||9.43|
|Paper towel roll||0.625||0.28|
|Coffee mug (11oz)||0.55||0.25|
|1 Cup of flour||0.30||0.14|
|Bar of soap||0.22||0.10|
1. Gallon of paint
Different types of paint will vary in weight. A latex paint will weigh between 11-12 pounds per gallon which is around 5 kilograms.
2. Pair of men’s sneakers
An average size 9 men’s sneaker will weigh between 2.5-3 pounds which is around 0.5 kilograms.
3. 65 Inch tv
New models of flat screen tv’s weigh considerably less than they did a few years ago. A large 65 inch tv weighs around 55 pounds or 25 kilograms.
You can read more about the dimensions of a 65 inch tv here.
4. Bottle of shampoo
Shampoo bottles can vary in weight based on its size. A common 16 ounce bottle which is 473 ml, will weigh just over 1 pound or 0.45 kilograms.
Most people are familiar with a standard 6 foot long sofa in their living room. An average weight for the sofa is around 350 pounds or 158 kilograms for a 4 seat couch.
6. Salad fork
Everyone is familiar with a salad fork and many households will have one. These forks weigh right around 22 grams which is 0.05 pounds or 0.022 kilograms.
7. 2 Slice toaster
A 2 slice, extra wide slot toaster has an average weight of 2-2.5 pounds which is about 1 kilogram. Of course, this weight is without the toast.
Examples of things that weigh 5 kilograms can be found here.
8. Apple Imac computer
The popular Apple Imac is available in a few different sizes and the weight can vary. The new Imac 27 inch retina 5K model has a weight of 20.8 pounds or 9.43 kilograms.
9. 10-inch skillet
Many households will have a variety of different-sized skillets. A standard 10-inch skillet that is made out of cast iron will weigh around 5 pounds or 2.26 kilograms. Cast iron skillets are quite heavy when compared to a normal frying pan.
The common toothbrush that most people use will weigh about 18 grams or 0.039 pounds. This is for a standard-sized plastic toothbrush and not the electric ones. The plastic packaging will add about 7 ounces to the weight.
A standard memory foam pillow weighs 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms. This is for a 20”x26” pillow size without a cover which will add around 200 grams to the total weight.
12. Bath towel
Bath towels can vary in weight as they are made out of different materials and come in a variety of sizes. Towels are also measured in GSM which is grams per square meter. A decent quality towel will weigh 1.5 pounds or 0.68 kilograms and be between 400-600 GSM.
13. Paper towel roll
A normal-sized roll of paper towel weighs around 10 ounces or 0.625 pounds. The weight will depend on the size and quality of the paper on the roll.
The common light bulb that you see in most lamps weighs around 34 grams or 0.075 pounds. This would be for a standard 60 watt light bulb without the packaging.
The lightest item on our list is the paperclip. Although paperclips can come in different sizes, the commonly used small size weighs 1 gram.
The common Phillips 4 inch screwdriver has a weight of 4 ounces or 0.25 pounds. Electric screwdrivers will weigh around 8x more at around 2 pounds.
Here are a few examples of things that weigh 2 kilograms.
17. Coffee mug
11-ounce porcelain or ceramic coffee mugs have a weight of around 250 grams or 0.55 pounds. The 14-ounce coffee mug weighs 400 grams or 0.88 pounds.
18. Wine glass
Most people who are wine lovers will have a variety of different glasses in the home. A normal sized empty wine glass will weigh 3.7 ounces or 0.23 pounds.
19. 1 cup of flour
Many different recipes will recommend the use of 1 cup of flour. Using the standard plastic 1 cup measuring cup filled with flour should weigh right around 140 grams or 5 ounces. This weight equals 0.30 pounds or 0.14 kilograms. This would be 1 scoop taken from the bag and levelled.
20. Pizza pan
A 12 inch aluminum pizza pan used in many households for making medium sized pizzas will weigh between 5-6 ounces or 0.31-0.37 pounds.
21. Oven mitts
Oven mitts are another one of those items that can vary in weight. They are available in different sizes and made out of different materials. But on average, a pair of oven mitts will weigh around 6 ounces or 0.37 pounds which is similar in weight as the pizza pan.
22. Electric can opener
An electric can opener is a popular kitchen gadget that many people place on the counter to replace the standard hand turn opener. These can vary in size and weight but most of them weigh around 1.5 pounds or 0.68 kilograms.
Although a stapler is used more in an office, they are often kept at home to hold pieces of paper together. A standard size plastic stapler has a weight of 250 grams or 0.55 pounds.
24. Bar of soap
A full bar of soap that is unused weighs around 3.5 ounces which is 0.22 pounds or 0.10 kilograms. A smaller travel-sized bar of soap only weighs around 1.5-2 ounces.
25. Dinner plate
Depending on the size of your dinner plates and the material it is made out of, the weight can vary. A standard size dinner plate is around 11-12 inches in diameter and has a weight of 1-1.5 pounds or 0.45-0.68 kilograms.