…got no reason to live, sang Randy Newman in 1977. I think that’s a tad harsh, but at 5ft 1.5 (that half inch is important) I’m familiar with the difficulties of being vertically challenged.
I overcame some of these obstacles recently by purchasing a mobile step stool, the kind they have in libraries. It has retractable casters that provide smooth movement along the floor and a stable surface when stepped on.
I love this thing. I keep it next to my built-in wardrobe. The hanging space is very tall, a fact I previously dealt with by:
a) Jumping up and down, grabbing at what I wanted to wear (not good for one’s Banana Republic knits)
b) Dragging in a dining room chair
c) Waiting until B was in the vicinity to get something down for me
These are no longer necessary as my friendly little dalek is always close by, ready to help out. Now I want another one for the kitchen.