My mother-in-law has always had a step-stool leaning against the wall in her kitchen. She is on the short side, so she is always getting it out so she can reach something in a cabinet. She also uses it as a high chair for the smallest grandchild. Hers has nice wide steps, so it’s pretty comfy to sit on if you’re under age five!
I decided I should keep one handy in my kitchen too, because we have really high cupboards in the kitchen that were never getting used because they were so inconvenient to get to! Now I have a step-stool conveniently leaning against the wall in the corner so I can keep useful items in those high cupboards! And I can change a lightbulb without having to drag the ladder out from the garage. And I can put up Christmas lights. And I can dust the top of the refrigerator. And you get the picture. Everyone should have a step-stool handy. And don’t keep it in a closet either! If it’s not really handy, you probably won’t ever use it!
I bought the Rubbermaid model because it’s really light and easy to tote around. Some step stools are really heavy. This one has three steps, so you can actually use it to change a lightbulb up in the ceiling (if you’re reasonably tall, that is, and your ceilings aren’t 12 feet!). It’s very sturdy and easy to use. My only complaint is that the mid-level steps are very narrow, and it’s a little hard to balance on them without holding on to the handle with one hand. So if you’re doing a two-handed job, you just have to balance and hope for the best. The top step is very wide though, so for the ceiling jobs, it’s fine.