Yes, I use it. The step stool. Actually quite a bit. For tiny homes such as tiny houses, small apartments, RV or houseboats though it is important that the step stool is foldable and therefore easily stored away.
Some of the step stools fold so flat that they‘re not even 2 inches wide. What a great feature!
A good step stool should be usable by adults and children. There are some more details we want for a great step stool to have, I listed some of them here.
First of all, a step stool should be sturdy. It should hold some hundred pounds easily without giving in. Most of the step stool models are incredibly sturdy made of heavy duty plastic.
Why is plastic an important factor? Because we want to lift a step stool with ease, it should be lightweight while still sturdy.
Another advantage of the plastic material is that the stool’s top and the feet’s bottoms are made of a slip-resistant grip-dot textured surface or rubber. This little detail is not just important for us adults but also for children who like to use step stools in bathrooms to reach the sink or in kitchens to reach the countertop. As child I used to stand on a step stool in the kitchen, thus I could watch my parents cook and help them where I could. Yes, I‘m an early cook.
Step stools are used in many situations, you know them all. In kitchens, bathrooms, walk-in closets, garages and backyards. Some use them also as stool sitting on them while working on whatever task they have.
A step stool shouldn’t be expensive but at the same time able to hold for many years of use. Many models come in different colors. Before you choose one for your home, make sure to compare the height size of the different models in order to find the right one for you and your family.
Spranster Super Strong Folding Step Stool
- Made of heavy duty materials
- Extra strong thanks to unique internal structural design
- Holds up to 300 lbs.
- Skid resistant top with grip-dot textured surface
- Size of top: 8.5“ x 11.25“
- Only 2“ wide when folded
- Lightweight and with handle when folded
For a fold out plastic step stool this goes above and beyond. Thick plastic. Folds flat and easy to store. Smart design. Would definitely buy again.
This step stool is very light weight and folds up compactly with a carry handle. Great for small spaces. The stool itself is very stable and sturdy.
The step stool is very strong, easy to fold open and close. Very stable. Love it.
Acko Folding Step Stool Blue
- Made from tough and durable lightweight plastic
- Color: blue, also available in black
- Designed to fold easily and quickly
- Ergonomic carrying handle
- Safety stop gap feature, safe for children
- Special rubber dots on surface and anti-slip surface on feet
- Size: 13“ high, top: 8.5“ x 11“
- Holds up to 400 lbs.
What I like is how portable it is. All you have to do is lift the handle and it folds itself. Store it almost anywhere. It says it will hold up to 400lbs.
I’m 6’2″ and 200 lbs. and this works great. It is very sturdy. A very handy thing to have. I love it!
I love that it folds away to nothing and I can stash it almost anywhere and forget it’s there until I need it. I appreciate that it is extra heavy duty. Most convenient step stool ever!
Jeronic Folding Step Stool
- Handle for easy carrying
- Color: white, also available in black and blue
- Size: 11“ high, top: 11“ x 9“
- Size when folded: 1.5“ wide
- Holds up to 350 lbs
Very happy with this stool. I feel much safer standing on this in the wet shower due to the rubber under the legs. It does the trick!
They are great for my small children in the bathrooms. The stools are very sturdy, and I like that they fold up easily and can be stored discreetly when not in use.
Gets the job done. Sturdy and small. Easy to fold up and tuck away.
*Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.