Since I am only 5'1" AND A HALF (we Shorties never leave off the halves) there are a lot of shelves in my kitchen that I can't reach without help.
I have tried various stools and steps, but I have found all of them to be too bulky or cumbersome for my liking.
I found the EZ Foldz Step Stool and, next to MaddieLynn, it is my new best friend in the kitchen.
It gives me nine extra inches in height, but the very best part, the part that has elevated our relationship into that next level, is that it folds, in one easy motion (no latches or levers), into less than 2 inches wide!
That means I can use it to grab a big bag of flour from the cabinet over the fridge, and while still holding the flour, I can pick up the stool, collapse it, and stuff it under the kitchen sink where I can find it and use it again three and a half (told you we Shorties never forget the halves) minutes later to reach something else.
It is made to bear up to 300 pounds which means my husband could get on there with one or two of the kids if he ever had a mind to. Although since he is 6'5", I'm sure he is laughing himself silly right now at the thought of ever needing a stool to reach anything lower than Heaven.
In any case, this stool Works For Me! If you need a little extra height in the kitchen, or have a mother or grandmother who does, check out the Amazon link above. There are still a few more available.
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