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February 8, 2010

The Happy Housewife – A Stepstool is a Powerful Tool

Happy Monday, everyone!  It’s time to crack open the book of housewife wisdom to help all you homemakers make the most of your Monday.  Or you could just admire the pretty illustrations.  That’s fine, too.

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Step Up In Style!

A stepstool will do double duty at your house…providing both a comfortable perch and a sturdy ladder right at your fingertips!

Washing windows…or hanging freshly laundered curtains? Step up on a stepstool when you do the job! Be sure to wear low-heeled shoes, trip-proof clothing.

Learn to iron sitting down.  It’s a good energy-saver…and an adjustable-height ironing board and a stepstool with good back support make ironing as easy as can be. Place dampened laundry within reach; have a table nearby for freshly-ironed flatwork and a clothes rack for dresses and blouses.

With a stepstool in the kitchen, you can conserve energy by sitting when preparing vegetables and doing lots of other tasks…and when you want to reach that topmost shelf in your cupboard, just pull out the steps and your stool becomes a ladder!  

Good news, this step stool chair is still available here!

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5 Responses to The Happy Housewife – A Stepstool is a Powerful Tool

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    February 8, 2010 at 11:52 am

    My Mom actually has the red one you linked to, and Mike and I have one we bought at an Estate Sale – and we both use ours all the time!

  2. Andrea in AK Reply

    February 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    My FAVORITE!! I have two from estate sales; one red, one black. Hubby only let me bring one when we moved to AK, though!

  3. sablemable Reply

    February 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I was just thinking of the Cosco stepstools the other day. I must get one!

  4. Mattenylou Reply

    February 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    We always had one in the kitchen when I was growing up. The shortest kid always got to sit at the dinner table on it, Mom used it for reaching the tall cabinets, we used it pulled up to the stove or counter when we started cooking, it was a chair for talking on the phone, or just a spare to pull out when we ran out of chairs…. always in use. I had one til a few years ago, passed it on to a friend with little kids, but gee, how I miss it!

  5. Janis Bland Reply

    February 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I grew up with a red one, that Mom still has! It shows some tarnish on the metal but is otherwise great.

    And the repros seem to universally have bad reviews. I’m glad I still have access to the original!

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