By Gene And Katie Hamilton
It's very tempting to pull a chair out and use as a step stool, but don't. A chair is designed for sitting, not standing on it. Invest in a sturdy step stool and use it whenever you need to reach for something stored in a high place that's difficult to reach. To choose a step stool that's family friendly and safe look for one that's easy and light enough to move around, yet sturdy enough so you can stand comfortably on wide steps with a handy grip to hold onto.