A folding step stool is a very useful item to have in your home. All too often we rely on using chairs, soft furnishings and other things to help us get to hard to reach areas – but this is dangerous and can lead to some serious injuries.
Using a folding step stool, something designed to be stood on to help you get to where you want, is far safer. Since such stools are cheap and easy to come by there is no excuse for risking injury by not having one.
It is interesting that so often we keep so many heavy objects above head height. How often do we store things like deep fat fryers or slow cookers above cupboards. Whilst it might be useful with regards space management it is also difficult because it puts heavy objects in a dangerous place – above your head.
What tends to happen is people will drag a chair or a stool to stand on. But these items are dangerous because they are designed to be sat on, not stood on – as such their center of balance is wrong, and so is their balance. Quite simply they can easily topple or break.
Of course it’s not just getting things down – putting items away can have us doing the same, and even everyday activities like changing a bulb could really do with a folding step stool to help with. Who wants to risk electrocution?
Folding step stools are cheap, easy to find in a style that you want and can be easily stowed away by those who are worried about space (the advantages of it being folding)… so there really is no excuse for not having one, if only for the safety of you and your family.