I thought it would be fun to write about the one thing that helped me most during this Holiday
season. As you know, if you’ve read any of my previous entries, I am an octogenarian… just turned that way this year and I still can’t get used to it…both the word and all it entails.
However, it‘s true and I find that I can’t do all those things that were easy just a few years back! I no longer dare to jump up on kitchen chairs to retrieve the box of Christmas ornaments stored on the top shelf. I remember a few years back when I nearly took a nasty fall as the chair slipped one way and I went the other… luckily my hands weren’t full and I was able to grab the counter and ease my way down. My dexterity and balance are not like they were and I’m sure that would be an impossibility for me now.
So I guess it will come as no surprise that my trusty Duro-Med Foot Stool won hands down when it came to the one item that helped me the most during the Holiday season.
I honestly don’t know what I would have done without it. It is very light weight chrome-plated steel and very easy to handle. I have a small room off the kitchen that houses my washer and dryer and other essentials and the step stool resides there too. I use it so often though that it’s rarely there.
The feet are non-skid which is critical and it also has foam encircling the chrome bar that acts as a handle… great for keeping my balance. Even the platform is rubberized giving me even more stability. I can now utilize all my cupboards, even those that were unreachable from the floor alone.
So, with the aid of my stool I was able to get down all my holiday items without having to ask my neighbors or family to help. I can’t remember what I paid for the stool but it worth its weight in gold as far as I’m concerned for all the independence that it has given to me.